Hi all

I'm new to playing the guitar and i'm having lessons but i like to learn some songs with out my teacher showing me the strumming pattern, is it just a case of listen to the song then trial and error? i can learn chords quickly and but cus i don't know the pattern it sounds wrong.

All help / Tips welcome
listen and duplicate, remember that upstrokes sound much different than downstrokes so make sure that the reason it sounds wrong is not because the artist is doing an upstroke and your doing the opposite.
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Does anyone know songs that are quite easy to learn, that do not have complicated patterns?