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add2m5
05-27-2010, 04:34 PM
Hello everyone. I recently got the chords down for Over The Rainbow, but I'm having a difficult time figuring out the strumming pattern from Victor Kim's Over the Rainbow cover. Does anyone know the strumming pattern to it? Please and thanks! :)

Heres the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp0MhDky8hA

eldaddy007
05-28-2010, 05:45 AM
It's just down up down up etc. But it should be syncopated, like a swing or a shuffle, so the down strums are longer than the up strums.

Also, it has a reggae feel. So you need to emphasize the 2nd and 4th beats. Just strum harder on those beats. You could also try to strum just the g and C strings on the 1st and 3rd beats; or if you are using low G, just the G string with the thumb (like IZ).

Hope this helps. It's a great song.