#1
Hey guys,

SO I'm trying to learn guitar. Chords, fingerpicking I realize this jsut really comes down to practice, learning to strum however requires a finess that's pretty hard to teach yourself. I'm not saying learning guitar is easy by anymeans. So I'm wondering about strum patterns, is there something I'm missing? Somehow when I see 1&2&3&4& I realize they're 1/8th notes, but when I strum that it just doesn't come out right. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. Specifically for Livin` Our Love Song - Jason Micheal Carol, and Wintersleep's Weighty Ghost. I'm trying to learn them for my girlfriend.

Thanx,
J.
#2
I'm trying to learn them for my girlfriend.

Very nice strategy mate.
Just keep your wrist loose and start of slow with a metronome. Its the only way, or you can take lessons and your teacher can help. Mine did a lot.
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#3
For the pattern you posted, it's D/u/D/u/D/u/D/u with emphasis on the capitalized D's.
#5
well, dont think u can impress your girlfriend with a month of guitar playing (maybe if.. nvm..).
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