#2
practice practice practice til you get it right. for the goo goo dolls one, it sounds like he's putting more emphasis on the bottom part of the chords (the e-g strings)
#3
tHATS the question I hate to hear from my studes...
I never consider any song to have a strumming pattern..
I alwys told dem
If you can hum it...you can play it...
....so little time.
#4
the how to save a life ones hard though, because its on piano.

i think i figured out sympathy for the most part though