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    Default strum pattern for What a Wonderful World/Somewhere over the rainbow?

    aloha!
    does anyone know the strum pattern for What a Wonderful World/ Somewhere Over the Rainbow by IZ?

    so far i've got down down up up down up.

    but i really want it to sound more IZ-like.

    thanks for your help!

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    To really copy what Iz does on this tune, you have to be playing with a low G uke.

    Download the PDF in this thread:

    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...ead.php?t=1797

    I've got the whole thing tabbed out. I use my thumb for the low G and then it's just down up down up.

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    Yeah Seeso's tabs are awesome.

    if you dont have low g you could just do something like

    pick c string D U X U D U pick c string D U X U D U

    you pick the C cause you need a base type sound, and thats what Iz uses to kind of break up the sounds (if that makes sense, at least thats my interpretation of it )

    use whatever variation works for you
    if your a more visual type learner, i learned how to strum it from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xvWUXfQTw

    Good luck
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    Aldrine does a lesson on this at http://www.iamhawaii.com/videos/ukul...drine-lesson-6

    Only just started learning it myself.

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    I remember seeing a tutorial video that went through ghost strums, but can't for the life of me find it... though a syncopated strum seems to do just as good a job e.g.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26VGnrP_aAQ

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    Here's a good lesson on the strum pattern: http://www.youtube.com/user/tafkam1

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    Thumbs up

    I'm working on this song now. In Aldrine's video here: http://www.iamhawaii.com/videos/ukul...drine-lesson-6

    He is using DDU UDU UDU UDU. This is the the "simple strum" for the song . After I get a consistent strum I'm going to work on the mute with the pinky .
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    yea, i find it really hard to mute with the pinky though! i can't even do it with C. =(

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    dont even know how to

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