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SoulMax
03-03-2008, 10:36 PM
I can't seem to figure out the strumming pattern or the tabs? Anyone willing to help me out? Thanks.

UkuleleSerenade
03-04-2008, 04:40 PM
chords are G, Em, C [or high C] whatever you call it.....and another chord where you bar the the 2nd fret and you just add your middle finger on the A string of the 3rd fret...

and i think the strumming pattern is..

down,up, chunk , up, up, down, chunk, up, down

chunk is like muting..if you dont kno...kepps...sorry if this dosent help..but yeahh goood luckk.:D

<~/UkeDude\~>
03-04-2008, 06:08 PM
I can't seem to figure out the strumming pattern or the tabs? Anyone willing to help me out? Thanks.

Hey brah, I actually just recently learned this song from a friend of mine, the chords used in this song consist of:


G Em C D7
A |----2-----2-----3-----3------------------------------------]
E |----3-----3-----3-----2------------------------------------]
C |----2-----4-----4-----2------------------------------------]
G |----4-----4-----5-----2------------------------------------]

I don't know of any picking for the song, but those are the chords non-the-less.
Ne ways enjoy :cool:

ChamorroDT
03-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Those chords are a half-step down from how he plays it, he uses G#, Fm, C#, D#7, so if you move each chord up one fret, it'll be correct.

SoulMax
03-08-2008, 07:43 PM
Hmm I tried out that strumming pattern it didn't seem to sound right. I'm thinking its down,down,chunk,up,up,up,chunk,up,down,up. Can anyone confirm?

experimentjon
03-12-2008, 04:47 PM
I heard this song for the first time today on ukulele. I think I'll learn it soon. My friend played it pretty awesomely with all kinds of other fluff on top of the basic strumming pattern. I've got to figure that out. :)

IamRobbyah
04-22-2008, 06:13 PM
its funny. i see chris ramos at the gym all the time, but im too shy to ask him. lol

im glad ppl are tryin to break it down tho, wanna learn this pattern cuz its so universal

Snow
04-23-2008, 03:05 PM
its funny. i see chris ramos at the gym all the time, but im too shy to ask him. lol

im glad ppl are tryin to break it down tho, wanna learn this pattern cuz its so universal

At least we know now he lives in Vallejo, eh?

IamRobbyah
04-26-2008, 10:37 PM
At least we know now he lives in Vallejo, eh?

neva knew dat? yea, he an his cuz were the reason i wanted to start playin! when hula hut opened (benicia) we were jammin out (meh singin along) to a bunch of 3+ songs. jus gotta get good now

YuKoLayLay
04-28-2008, 06:24 AM
doesnt he use differnent strumming paterns throughout the whole song? I don't think it would matter how you strum it, as long as you chunk the uke at the right time.

AnthonyUkulele
04-30-2008, 05:32 AM
yeah he has his own stumming for the whole song its just a few parts that have a certain stumm and mute... when you play D7 you mute it after every strum(basically everytime you strum D7 you push it down and let go) and the end of the first verse there is a certain stum there...also on the beginning of the second verse its just chunks...ionno if you understand it...i wish i could show you but all i can do is type...just find your comfortable strum pattern you'll be fine its not that hard...just get the chunks in the right spot then your gooooood

r1ceburgers
10-16-2008, 08:32 PM
THANKS alot man

SuperSecretBETA
10-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Oldschool thread from the dead. :p

whatevsalex
10-19-2008, 12:39 PM
there's not really a stumming pattern.. just go by feel and whatever you think sounds good

kevinrhymeswithheaven
10-30-2008, 11:02 AM
im in class right now so im not 100 percent sure on how i play this song but i think i play it like this:

G-Em-C-D

as for the strumming, idk man, shits pretty hard. lol

boyfrumdaisland808
03-30-2009, 03:27 PM
Those chords are a half-step down from how he plays it, he uses G#, Fm, C#, D#7, so if you move each chord up one fret, it'll be correct.

you mean up one as in, for example, second fret to first or second fret to third?

SuperSecretBETA
03-30-2009, 04:53 PM
you mean up one as in, for example, second fret to first or second fret to third?

He means from 2nd to 3rd, but that's not how Chris Ramos plays it in his YouTube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIFtf4o6wes
I'm not sure what ChamorroDT was referring to.

Oahu_Grown
03-31-2009, 04:00 AM
i go

down,down,up,down-chuck,down,up,up,up,down-chuck, down,up :]

boyfrumdaisland808
03-31-2009, 05:06 PM
thanks for clearing that for me....
so what strumming pattern do you recommend BETA?

SuperSecretBETA
03-31-2009, 07:48 PM
I would try this for most of it:
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, up, down

the first mute is an up stroke, the second mute is a down stroke.
put more emphasis on the "DOWN" and "UP" strokes with all CAPS.

optional: On the last "up down," you should be transitioning to the next chord. For example, strum a 0000 open chord going from G to Em, or barre the 2nd fret from C to D7
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 2222, 2222

optional: For the D7, barre 2222 and hammer middle finger to the A string 3rd fret (2223) on the first DOWN.

Here's something you can practice:
G
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
Em
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
C
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 2222, 2222
D7
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000

Your strumming might vary when you start to feel the music, but that's perfectly acceptable. This is just something to get you started and familiarize you with it.

boyfrumdaisland808
04-02-2009, 03:47 PM
I would try this for most of it:
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, up, down

the first mute is an up stroke, the second mute is a down stroke.
put more emphasis on the "DOWN" and "UP" strokes with all CAPS.

optional: On the last "up down," you should be transitioning to the next chord. For example, strum a 0000 open chord going from G to Em, or barre the 2nd fret from C to D7
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 2222, 2222

optional: For the D7, barre 2222 and hammer middle finger to the A string 3rd fret (2223) on the first DOWN.

Here's something you can practice:
G
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
Em
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000
C
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 2222, 2222
D7
DOWN, down, up, chunk, mute, mute, UP, up down UP, 0000, 0000

Your strumming might vary when you start to feel the music, but that's perfectly acceptable. This is just something to get you started and familiarize you with it.


you've been the MOST helpful person on UU
i remember you helping me with ukulele explosion and thanks to you i got that song down :)
i cant thank you enough
THANK YOU

im sorry but when you mean mute what does that exactly mean?
somewhat like a chunk?

SuperSecretBETA
04-02-2009, 05:31 PM
When you do a muted strum, your fretting fingers are still touching the strings but they aren't pressed down hard enough for the notes to ring out. Just relax your grip slightly on the chord and strum. You shouldn't be able to hear any notes. It sounds somewhat like a chunk, but you this technique allows you to mute with your finger strumming up as well. I hope that's clear as mud. If not, I'll throw a YouTube tutorial video up real quick.

boyfrumdaisland808
04-03-2009, 05:02 AM
When you do a muted strum, your fretting fingers are still touching the strings but they aren't pressed down hard enough for the notes to ring out. Just relax your grip slightly on the chord and strum. You shouldn't be able to hear any notes. It sounds somewhat like a chunk, but you this technique allows you to mute with your finger strumming up as well. I hope that's clear as mud. If not, I'll throw a YouTube tutorial video up real quick.

like i said before your the most helpful person on here
and yes it is clear as mud lol
but a tutorial would be nice

ukedude14
04-10-2009, 09:32 PM
you can use this strumming pattern for so wonderful by devotion right?

SuperSecretBETA
04-11-2009, 10:30 AM
boyfrumdaisland808, here's a quickcapture on the mute just to clarify a little more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1MFK1e8qCc

boyfrumdaisland808
04-11-2009, 11:28 AM
boyfrumdaisland808, here's a quickcapture on the mute just to clarify a little more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1MFK1e8qCc

thanks i got it down

jqrcaliman
05-23-2009, 10:31 PM
dang this song is really hard for me to learn. I memorized the strum pattern well and I have the lyrics memorized but adding them together is way harder than it usually is. I think it's because this is the first song that I'm playing where the lyrics and strums have like a different rythm. N e tips? or am i the only one?

SuperSecretBETA
05-23-2009, 11:30 PM
dang this song is really hard for me to learn. I memorized the strum pattern well and I have the lyrics memorized but adding them together is way harder than it usually is. I think it's because this is the first song that I'm playing where the lyrics and strums have like a different rythm. N e tips? or am i the only one?

practice practice practice

If you get the song stuck in your head enough, the lyrics and strum will come naturally without too much thinking involved. Memorize the lyrics hardcore to the point where you're not thinking of which words come next. At that point you can focus more on the strumming while you sing it.

Lingerie Alley
05-24-2009, 05:30 AM
Don’t talk about times we have to try
to make things last
Don’t talk about times when we first kiss,
you said, we’re moving way too fast
Don’t talk abou times we have to try
to make thing right,
Cause you and I both know we always
get into little fights,
The love is not the best thing for us now,
Is not the best thing, for us now,
So I’ma break it off with you somehow

The stars will shine for you another day,
another day

SophanyaxSAFE
05-24-2009, 08:52 AM
the chords i use is G#,EM,C,D#7 strumming patter quick and easy U: up D: Down C: Chuck/Scratching stopping : D,U,C,U,D,U,U,U,C,U,D And switch chords play with out stopping :]

jqrcaliman
05-30-2009, 06:48 PM
alright i'll just keep at it then

uso
06-06-2009, 09:54 PM
hmm i dont find theres any need to mute really, i do

down, up chunk, down, up down, chunk, up down. then next chord..

if yu get a good rhythm on it it works out good.

speakofsilence
09-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Okay,so,I have a really simplified version of this song.
My friend taught me this and it's pretty basic.

Chords:
GM (G major)
Em (E minor)
CM (C major)
Uhm,I don't really know how to explain it,
but bar the second fret and put you middle finger on the CM chord.
Yeah,not a very good explanation,deal.

Uhm,the strum pattern I use is:
down up up chunk down up up chunk
That's just for the very first line.
After,it's down down up chunk down up up chunk.

It doesn't sound EXACTLY like the song,but it issss the simple version.
Hope that helps?
(: