#1
Hi All

just begining to learn to play guitar and wanted to know...

When i play tunes that are Chords, i'm fine playing but i want to learn more new stuff. When i get Tabs from wherever how do i work out the strumming patterns for the song?

Is it just by ear, or is there a way of actually working it out properly?

PS if you have any good tabs for beginner tunes feel free to message me, always looking for a challenge!!

Many Thanks
Nathan
#2
You need to just listen to the song. Before I really knew how to strum I would mute the strings and listen to the song and practice matching the strumming then I would incoporate chords into it.
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#3
Tabs usually don't have a strumming pattern marked on them. Learning by ear is, for one, the best way to learn it, and secondly, it trains your ear to hear the instruments better.
#4
Marty Schwartz introduced me to (quality) strumming. He's a guitar teacher on youtube. Easy songs a plenty.
#5
Quote by nlynn
Hi All

just begining to learn to play guitar and wanted to know...

When i play tunes that are Chords, i'm fine playing but i want to learn more new stuff. When i get Tabs from wherever how do i work out the strumming patterns for the song?

Is it just by ear, or is there a way of actually working it out properly?

PS if you have any good tabs for beginner tunes feel free to message me, always looking for a challenge!!

Many Thanks
Nathan


for the srumming pattern from tabs...certain tabbers include the pattern. not all of them. However...it is best if you listen to the song and get the pattern from there. it is much precise.
#6
Programs such as Guitar Pro are good for learning strumming patterns and timings as they can physically play the tab for you.
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#7
The important thing is to keep your right hand moving like a pendulum - that's what the best guitarists do. The rhythm comes out by whether or not the pick makes contact with the strings.