#1
ok ok ok ok ok ok i feel sorta stupid asking but ive only been playing like a month or two and im a slow learner at these complicated things. my questions is: theres that one music that i really need to kno how to read but it confuses me so much. its that music thats like


D E G
BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA


ok that was really retarded but you should get wat im trying to say. wat i dont get it the strumming and all. like how many times do i strum D and then switch to E and so on. wen i listen to the song i still dont get it and i even watch my friends do it and it sounds so good but wen i do it, the strumming pattern is way different i guess

so my question is; How do i understand how to read that music and how do i learn strumming patterns for songs?
#2
you just have to listen to the chord changes...ther normally one or two measures at a time and then switch...jsut listen
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so my question is; How do i understand how to read that music and how do i learn strumming patterns for songs?


Okay, strumming is all about the rythm.
So, a measure of music is usually in 4/4 timing. 4/4 meaning 4 notes to a beat and the quarter note gets one beat, so that would be 4 strums per measure.
Also, there are half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, ect.
So, you always strum along with thr rythm of the measure.

So if the measure was Quarter note, quarter note, eighth note eighth note eighth note eightn note, then the strum patter would be Down, down, up down up down, because it goes with the rythm. With me so far? good.

Okay, sometimes the music will have a D or U underneath indicating wether the strum is down or up. So you just need to follow the rythm, and a little of it is finding out for yourself, but hopefully i've helped.

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#4
okay this has helped..yes...it had helped...but one thing still remains...dont some songs hav those special strumming things where its like "down down up down up up down up down" cuz it makes the song a lot more interesting. i mean sometimes the song is so fast you cant tell wich direction their strumming.
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okay this has helped..yes...it had helped...but one thing still remains...dont some songs hav those special strumming things where its like "down down up down up up down up down" cuz it makes the song a lot more interesting. i mean sometimes the song is so fast you cant tell wich direction their strumming.

Sometimes it doesn't matter which direction they're strumming, it's just whatever is easiest to do, and sometimes you just have to wing the pattern.

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#6
And you can basically come up with your own strumming pattern and variations as long as it goes with the beat, that puts your own touch on the song.
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Basially you just want to get a similar sound as them, but make sure you know the chord changes are. Stay in time with them chord changes and just try to mimic the rhythm
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#8
i cant i just read it memorize the notes then go for it try it is pretty fun.
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