just started playing electric guitar......how do you know what strumming patterns to use???
listen to songs like wish you were here, mother (pink floyd) or doesnt remind me acoustic (audioslave)

its like down down up down up down up down up up down down etc

thats audisolaves doesnt remind me
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Ok with the sheet music look at how many beats there is in each bar. from that look at the bar you want to play. Work out the timing of the bar like whether its a simple 1 2 3 4 beat or a
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + or a 1 + ah 2 + ah 3 + ah 4 + ah.
With a 1 2 3 4 beat the strums are all down strokes.
With a 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + the numbers are downstrokes and the +s are up strokes generally.
With a 1 + ah 2 + ah 3 + ah 4 +ah beat the strums are quicker and are V^V^V^V^V^V^
(V being down ^ being up)
this is if all the beats were being played on but not for different rythm patterns.

If you PM me i will be able to send you a more detailed example.