#1
Today I began attempting to learn Casey Abrams' "Get Out". The song sounded beautiful to me and didn't seem too complex at first glance. However, I soon realized that the strumming pattern behind the song challenged me.

Here are two videos illustrating techniques used by others:
http://youtu.be/3cW9rVOu4uU?t=10s - my favorite
http://youtu.be/a0Smsgmi5II?t=19s - extra example

If anyone could assist me by giving advice on how one learns to strum in this manner (rhythmic patterns and muting to improve sound of song), it would be much appreciated.

Sorry if I seem like too much of a noob compared to the rest of this community, but you have to start somewhere >.<

Additionally, is it a realistic goal to learn how to strum this song in a similar fashion within about a week?

Thanks
#2
I always recommend learning some set strum patterns that are familiar and are used in a lot of songs. That way you can hear the strum pattern when it is in use.

The strum pattern in this song is cool, it`s little complex for beginners but can be learned. Try learning it without the percussive hits first and make sure you get comfortable with 16th note strumming.

An article like this will help. Learn 10 different strum patterns and all this become so much easier. Learn these popular strum patterns to start with
#3
Quote by robpaslaski
Today I began attempting to learn Casey Abrams' "Get Out". The song sounded beautiful to me and didn't seem too complex at first glance. However, I soon realized that the strumming pattern behind the song challenged me.

Here are two videos illustrating techniques used by others:
http://youtu.be/3cW9rVOu4uU?t=10s - my favorite
http://youtu.be/a0Smsgmi5II?t=19s - extra example

If anyone could assist me by giving advice on how one learns to strum in this manner (rhythmic patterns and muting to improve sound of song), it would be much appreciated.

Sorry if I seem like too much of a noob compared to the rest of this community, but you have to start somewhere >.<

Additionally, is it a realistic goal to learn how to strum this song in a similar fashion within about a week?

Thanks



Well first things first: do you know to mute?

Only you can answer the last question. But why must you learn this in a week? You don't wanna be thinking in those terms. I mean... I guess it's better than procrastinating but it can lead to disappointment and frustration. You don't wanna rush or be too slacky. If you build bad habits they'll be harder to unlearn than learn.
#4
Quote by robpaslaski
Today I began attempting to learn Casey Abrams' "Get Out". The song sounded beautiful to me and didn't seem too complex at first glance. However, I soon realized that the strumming pattern behind the song challenged me.

Here are two videos illustrating techniques used by others:
http://youtu.be/3cW9rVOu4uU?t=10s - my favorite
http://youtu.be/a0Smsgmi5II?t=19s - extra example

If anyone could assist me by giving advice on how one learns to strum in this manner (rhythmic patterns and muting to improve sound of song), it would be much appreciated.

Sorry if I seem like too much of a noob compared to the rest of this community, but you have to start somewhere >.<

Additionally, is it a realistic goal to learn how to strum this song in a similar fashion within about a week?

Thanks



It's a fairly simple rhythm they're playing, but I can understand if you are just starting out playing the guitar. I mean you don't have to play it the same exact way the as the original recording. A question for you can you 16th note strum? Do you know how to play barre chords? If you can't play barre chords you can just change it to open chords, and use your right hand for percussive strumming.