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I've been watching some acoustic covers on YouTube. I was wondering how they determine the chords and strum pattern? Some songs it's pretty obvious, but a lot of the originals don't have guitar in them, like with covers of pop and rap songs. Do they just pick some chords that sound good together, or is there more to it than that?
#2
Quote by Jared Fantastic
I've been watching some acoustic covers on YouTube. I was wondering how they determine the chords and strum pattern?

It becomes second nature, from my experience. You'll understand that more and more as you improve. Covers are always unique because everyone has their own perception of the "right" way to play a song. Songs without guitar parts are no different, but they require a little more creativity.

Edit: If you want an AMAZING example, look up "Thugs Mansion" by Tupac, followed by the acoustic version of it (with Nas maybe?).
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