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06-09-2008, 07:36 AM
When you see a song and it has the chords to play, how do you know the strum pattern if it isn't stated?

06-09-2008, 08:03 AM
You don't. You just dive in and make one up.

Kaneohe til the end
06-09-2008, 08:05 AM
try listening to the actual song and go from there

06-09-2008, 08:56 AM
I totally agree with da guys here ... if you know the tune/melody and have a feeling/rhythm of the song, come up with you own strum. IMO, far too many folks try to emulate the original style (I for one). Although, some songs do need a certain strum to make it sound right, it's okay to use a different strum.