#1
Hey all, I've been trying to learn multiple finger picking, and it went well, especially when I taught my friend how to play a song....it enhanced my own finger picking. Now, I'm moving on to Swing Life Away by Rise Against.
Tabs:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/rise_against/swing_life_away_ver8_tab.htm

So I'm all good up until the third break in the tab of the intro, where it says to strum down (v) A string 3rd fret. I'm so confused because it really throws off the rest of the strumming pattern....I can't seem to get a good rhythm with that note there. Any of you guys/gals think you can give me some advice on how to work with that note there and how to get a good rhythm with the song?

The author even posted the strumming pattern, but I'm all thrown off course...
Last edited by Takamine916 at Mar 16, 2008,
#3
No, I'm good at that, I'm just confused on how to play the strumming part.

Thanks for the reply.
#4
oh no problem. I kinda struggle with the picking to strumming. Like this song i wont play the 0 or 3 on the E string. I hope you understand what i mean. It sounds the same, just without the low sound.