#1
I asked this in the Tab forum, but didnt get any responses. Its probably more suited for this forum anyway.

I am just a beginner. I have learned a bunch of riffs and sections of songs I like but I want to be able to play an entire song. However I seriously struggle to figure out strum patterns.

This is one of my favorites of all time (7 Turns by The Allman Bros Band) and it looks simple enough. Can someone tell me the strum pattern for the verse and chorus so I can play it right?

I love this acoustic version as they did on their unplugged deal.

Thanks in advance!

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs...coustic_tab.htm

I know its probably rediculously simple to most of you guys but are there any tricks to picking up a strum pattern?
#2
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#5
@C0305

I'm a huge Allman Brothers fan myself. I put together a quick MP3 file to help you out with the rhythm for "7 Turns"...(nothing super high-quality or anything, just grabbed an acoustic and recorded w/ my laptop). You can download it here: http://www.activemelody.com/helpfiles/12-05-2009_ugc_1.mp3

I recorded it normal tempo (the way they were doing it on Unplugged), and then also in the same MP3 is a slowed down version so you can hear it more clearly. Basically this is just a constant down / up motion with your right hand - it should never really stop moving in a down / up pattern. The only thing you need to be accurate on is making sure you always pick that single bass note on the 1 and the 3.

It's always hard to explain rhythm, even if you're teaching it one on one with someone.. it's something that you just have to keep tinkering with and it will eventually come to you - so play along w/ that MP3 and you'll figure out.

Good luck!
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Quote by talibanjo
@C0305

I'm a huge Allman Brothers fan myself. I put together a quick MP3 file to help you out with the rhythm for "7 Turns"...(nothing super high-quality or anything, just grabbed an acoustic and recorded w/ my laptop). You can download it here: http://www.activemelody.com/helpfiles/12-05-2009_ugc_1.mp3

I recorded it normal tempo (the way they were doing it on Unplugged), and then also in the same MP3 is a slowed down version so you can hear it more clearly. Basically this is just a constant down / up motion with your right hand - it should never really stop moving in a down / up pattern. The only thing you need to be accurate on is making sure you always pick that single bass note on the 1 and the 3.

It's always hard to explain rhythm, even if you're teaching it one on one with someone.. it's something that you just have to keep tinkering with and it will eventually come to you - so play along w/ that MP3 and you'll figure out.

Good luck!


Thanks a lot. That helps tremendously.