#1
Dear fellow guitarists:

I am newbie. Despite taking some great lessons from Warrant's former guitarist and a classical guitarist, I still haven't yet gotten past rhythms and timing.

Lately what I did is to cut down my musical repertoire to just a few songs to get the basics of rhythm and picking patterns down. I started with, of course, the infamous Johnny Cash.

I can play most of his songs by just going off the tab, but I went ahead and purchased an official tablature book off of amazon and am struggling with what the following means:

Strum Pattern: 4
Pick Pattern: 3

Strum Pattern: 3, 5
Pick Pattern: 3

I went online and did a search but seems like nearly everyone on youtube has their own interpretation of these strumming and picking patterns. What are these? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
#3
Throw away the tab book. What you need is a new amp.
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#4
warning: serious answer

Don't get too stuck on technicalities (strum pattern 3,4,5 i don't even know). Use all that information you've gathered from Youtube videos, tabs, lessons, books and perhaps most importantly your ear to construct your own interpretation of the song.
#5
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This would be my answer. So true.
#6
the strum patterns should be in the book right??
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#7
Can you clarify on your experience level?

By novice noob do you mean novice noob beginner green rookie newcomer person-who-is-new-or-inexperienced-in-a-field-or-situation?

Just making sure we're on the same page.

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#9
Quote by bdannyocean
Dear fellow guitarists:

I am newbie. Despite taking some great lessons from Warrant's former guitarist and a classical guitarist, I still haven't yet gotten past rhythms and timing.

Lately what I did is to cut down my musical repertoire to just a few songs to get the basics of rhythm and picking patterns down. I started with, of course, the infamous Johnny Cash.

I can play most of his songs by just going off the tab, but I went ahead and purchased an official tablature book off of amazon and am struggling with what the following means:

Strum Pattern: 4
Pick Pattern: 3

Strum Pattern: 3, 5
Pick Pattern: 3

I went online and did a search but seems like nearly everyone on youtube has their own interpretation of these strumming and picking patterns. What are these? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


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Dear fellow guitarists:

I am newbie. Despite taking some great lessons from Warrant's former guitarist and a classical guitarist, I still haven't yet gotten past rhythms and timing.



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Despite taking some great lessons from Warrant's former guitarist



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Warrant's former guitarist



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#10
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Can you clarify on your experience level?

By novice noob do you mean novice noob beginner green rookie newcomer person-who-is-new-or-inexperienced-in-a-field-or-situation?

Just making sure we're on the same page.


I'm surprised at some of these responses. I thought this was a serious forum. Maybe i'm in the wrong place.

To answer your question sir, I'm not that green. I can read tab, I can strum and pick. More like an amateur than a guy who just picked up his guitar yesterday.
#11
Quote by Silver77
the strum patterns should be in the book right??


That's what I thought, but they're not.
#13
I have never heard of strum patterns 3 or 5 etc.

The book must define them somewhere, surely.
#14
Quote by bdannyocean
I'm surprised at some of these responses. I thought this was a serious forum. Maybe i'm in the wrong place.

To answer your question sir, I'm not that green. I can read tab, I can strum and pick. More like an amateur than a guy who just picked up his guitar yesterday.


Right forum, wrong subforum.
I've only heard up strum patterns notated with d for down and u for up, and just following the rhythm transcribed...none of this number nonsense.
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#15
Who published the books? What are the titles?

And posting for a serious answer in the Pit isn't generally as productive as...say...sleeping...
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#17
Quote by bdannyocean
I'm surprised at some of these responses. I thought this was a serious forum. Maybe i'm in the wrong place.

You are in a serious forum. We gave you super serious answers.
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#18
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I'm surprised at some of these responses. I thought this was a serious forum. Maybe i'm in the wrong place.

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#19
Quote by bdannyocean
I'm surprised at some of these responses. I thought this was a serious forum. Maybe i'm in the wrong place.

To answer your question sir, I'm not that green. I can read tab, I can strum and pick. More like an amateur than a guy who just picked up his guitar yesterday.

we tried to help you dude, what do you want from us? i was being totally serious, Warrant sucks
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#20
I am new to Tabs and I am trying to learn to play novice difficulty tabs, Is there an easy way to search for all novice rated songs ? And get a full list to choose from?



Thanks
Last edited by PotteryPal at Apr 11, 2014,