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    Default Chunky Cheese (fun exercise for newbies)

    I really wanted to work on my chunking, so my teacher and I created a fun little song for practicing. You can really tell when you've do it correctly or not. It has been helpful to me, so I thought I'd share it for others to try.

    You can devise your own strum pattern, but what I use is DUXUDUX (where X is a chunk). Each chord below is played one bar:

    F7
    E7
    Am
    Am
    F7
    E7
    A
    A7
    Dmin
    G
    C
    C7

    Enjoy!

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    Love to see a video of how it's supposed to sound ;-)
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by billten View Post
    Love to see a video of how it's supposed to sound ;-)
    Bill
    Same here. Plus how do you play Dmin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by consitter View Post
    Same here. Plus how do you play Dmin?
    You can either take your regular D and leave it in the dryer too long . .

    Or play 2-2-1-0


    (based on the pattern, I believe it's supposed to be Dm or dm, depending on how you prefer to spell it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by consitter View Post
    Same here. Plus how do you play Dmin?
    It's 2210. I use index finger on the first fret of E string, middle finger on second fret of G string and ring finger on second fret of C string.

    Oh, geez, I'm not sure I'm ready to start posting video of my playing yet, but maybe I'll give it a shot later today if I'm feeling adventurous. I'm still new so it would unfortunately be a video of both "how to" and "how not to".
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    would love to see a video of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmorr View Post
    would love to see a video of this

    Okay, so I finally took a stab at this today. It's not meant to be a how-to since I'm a newbie and still learning myself, but it should give you an idea of the exercise. Of course, constructive feedback always welcome (other than, "you might want to try another instrument" ;-).

    http://youtu.be/s1B9VkU0SSw
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    Thanks for posting!
    I'm a newbie too and think this is a great exercise. Well done.

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    awesome, thanks for being a sport and posting a video
    you sounded great

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    Thanks for posting that! It's a relaxing way to practice without going in completely blind. (Fellow noob, here)

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