PDA

View Full Version : Strumming pattern



Souper
11-03-2016, 03:20 PM
Is there a book about what strumming pattern goes with what song? In particular 26 miles. I can't see where an island. Strum would work for it what say everyone on this? Or YouTube would help too. I've been practice the island strum.

robinboyd
11-03-2016, 03:49 PM
Do you mean this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I7zMKptjRs

I work out my strumming patterns by ear. Aldrine Guerrero has a good explanation of how to do it on UU+

Now, if this is the song you are talking about, you will need to change the chords half way through the strumming pattern, so if you are playing it in the key of C, it would go (C)DDU(Am)UUDU, or you could strum at double speed. Either way works just find with the song.

The strum that works for me (with a low G) involves plucking the G string before strumming, so it goes (C)GUXU(Am)GUXU, with X representing a chunk. Not saying you have to do it this way, but you might want to play with that sort of thing if you are feeling adventurous.

Souper
11-03-2016, 03:58 PM
Do you mean this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I7zMKptjRs

I work out my strumming patterns by ear. Aldrine Guerrero has a good explanation of how to do it on UU+

Now, if this is the song you are talking about, you will need to change the chords half way through the strumming pattern, so if you are playing it in the key of C, it would go (C)DDU(Am)UUDU, or you could strum at double speed. Either way works just find with the song.

The strum that works for me (with a low G) involves plucking the G string before strumming, so it goes (C)GUXU(Am)GUXU, with X representing a chunk. Not saying you have to do it this way, but you might want to play with that sort of thing if you are feeling adventurous.

Thanks that's the song.. I will try splitting the strum.

robinboyd
11-03-2016, 06:56 PM
Good luck! Also, I should have said (C)DD(Am)UUDU. I put an extra U in the original post.

Souper
11-04-2016, 04:37 AM
Good luck! Also, I should have said (C)DD(Am)UUDU. I put an extra U in the original post.

Thanks I'll need it!