#1
Hey guys, I've been playing guitar for about 3 months or so and have been in music for about 3 or 4 years. So far i can do any song with power chords (who can't), I can tap fairly well, and know plenty of chords and scales to excercise my fingers. But i just can not get this type of strumming to sound good or proper...the higher note is just way to prominent.

this is the exert from "holiday" by green day that infurates me

Intro
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-9-9-9--6-6-6--13-13-13--8-8-8-8--|-9-9-9--6-6-6--13-13-13--8-|
G|-x-x-x--x-x-x---x--x--x--8-8-8-8--|-x-x-x--x-x-x---x--x--x--8-|
D|-x-x-x--x-x-x---x--x--x--x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x--x-x-x---x--x--x--x-|
A|-8-8-8--4-4-4--11-11-11--6-6-6-6--|-8-8-8--4-4-4--11-11-11--6-|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------|

Thanks in advance
#2
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------| x4
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---11-11-X---6-6-6-6--------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-------------8-8-8-8----------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8----------| x2
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X----6-6-X----6-6-6-6----------|
E|------------------------4-4-X--------------------|

just play that, it works just fine
#3
Lol i would but i would like to get the technique down.

any pointers or things i am probably doing wrong?
#4
I normally play it as full bar chords and it sounds great.

EDIT: By playing the A,D,G, and B strings but not the E's
Last edited by dwally89 at Aug 5, 2008,
#6
There's not much you can do about it. You might try fiddling with the equaliser.
My name is Andy
Quote by MudMartin
Only looking at music as math and theory, is like only looking at the love of your life as flesh and bone.

Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#7
im not really sure, i played it like that and the higher note is more prominent but it still sounds ok at least on my guitar...sorry i couldnt help more...