#1
How do you find out what the strumming pattern is for a song? just have good ears?

i tried finding them online, but i can't. I'm about to join the worship band at my Church so yea.

thanks
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#2
i'd do it by ear, start with some easy songs. just listen to a lot of different music, tap your fingers to the beat and strumming pattern. you don't even need your guitar to do that, so just grab your mp3 player and practice.
#3
by ear. that's one of the easiest things for me to hear. just listen to the song a lot if you have trouble. or invent your own.
#4
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by ear. that's one of the easiest things for me to hear. just listen to the song a lot if you have trouble. or invent your own.


ok yea, i think ill do what y'all suggested or just make up something. my pastor is a good guitarist, but he doesnt kno anything about theory, so he has made up his own systems sort of. That wasnt a problem until he gave me a patter of down-down-up-up-down-down-up-down-up-down
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#5
sometimes the strange patterns make sense, it depends on the timing and the accents you want to put on certain notes/chords.
#6
For faster songs, it can be helpful to slow them down. I found a piece of software called "Transcribe!" to be really useful, because you can change the speed of a song without changing the pitch of the notes. There's a free download if you want to try it out.

I find it ideal for playing along with pieces while I'm just figuring them out.
#7
I do it by ear.... but I play at my church too and I just kinda jam... do whatever sounds good with the singing...