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03/29/2007 1:38 am
I am working on a couple of songs but find it hard to determine the strumming pattern. Can someone give me the strumming pattern for "Patience" and "Who'll Stop the Rain"? Breaking down like DU UDU, etc....thanks million!

BTW....would love to see more lessons focused on rhythm, including the strumming pattern. I see alot about leads...
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03/29/2007 2:05 am
I don't know about the patten for either of those songs, but I'd suggest slowing way down and trying to figure it out, or maybe making up your own pattern. Having this experience will help your playing more...
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03/29/2007 2:10 am
As far as I can tell, the strumming pattern for who'll stop the rain is just a simple DUDUDUDU etc
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03/29/2007 11:34 am
Here's a couple of links to some strumming lessons

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=9069
http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=10313
http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=1096

This tutorial by Kevin Tailor is very interesting, Shows you how break away from the simple strumming by adding new elements to your playing.

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=9595&s_id=179

Altho there's no video in it, this tutorial is about funk rhythm guitar, pretty cool stuff
http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=7948&s_id=68
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03/29/2007 1:58 pm
I know the one for pactience. Sad part is I cant rember it for the life of me here at work with this crazy Phill Collins song playing in the back ground. When I get home tonight I'll refresh my memory and post it. Thats if it hasent been posted yet.
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03/29/2007 2:58 pm
Originally Posted by: Dave CardwellI don't know about the patten for either of those songs, but I'd suggest slowing way down and trying to figure it out, or maybe making up your own pattern. Having this experience will help your playing more...


but how do you slow down the tempo on a digital version? i dont have any software that will do that.
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03/29/2007 3:07 pm
You can slow it down with Windows Media Player... If that is what you are using...

In View - then enhancements you can choose play speed settings and slow it down that way. PRS showed me that a while back - and it has been very useful.
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03/29/2007 3:27 pm
The strumming motion should be constant DUDUDUDUDUDU, it's just how often you're hitting the strings. Like Tonja said, slowing down the track might help.

Start off just playing the chords in time, and go from there. The closer you get, the easier it is. You'll also find your own variations for other stuff...

The funk guitar tutorial is probably a good exercise - funk rhythm needs good coordination between your hands....

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03/29/2007 8:03 pm
Originally Posted by: Tonja_ReneeYou can slow it down with Windows Media Player... If that is what you are using...

In View - then enhancements you can choose play speed settings and slow it down that way. PRS showed me that a while back - and it has been very useful.
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03/29/2007 8:25 pm
wow thanks! on the WMA tip...I had no clue it would do that!

I get the constant DUDUDU part...it is just figuring out when to hit the strings and when not to that I am having trouble with. I figure if I can get a few songs under my belt and actually play them, I will get better at recognizing the rhythm of it. That is why I asked for someone to give me the rhythm of the strumming (meaning when do I hit the strings).

I will definately check out the funk lessons. I had seen the strumming lessons on here. What I was more pointing towards were samples of songs that give you the rhythm strumming pattern....i.e.. when to strike/not strike the strings. Kinda like on the Proud Mary lesson on here.
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03/29/2007 9:18 pm
well i just checked my WMV and it doesn't have that option :(
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03/30/2007 12:17 am
Hey on Patience I play mine as DD UU D. Im not sure if its right ...or wrong, but everyone I play it for says it sounds right to them. Hope that helps.
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03/30/2007 1:01 am
Originally Posted by: Tonja_ReneeYou can slow it down with Windows Media Player... If that is what you are using...

In View - then enhancements you can choose play speed settings and slow it down that way. PRS showed me that a while back - and it has been very useful.

really? i had no idea , cool thank you for the info...
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03/30/2007 2:44 pm
Originally Posted by: txladykatwell i just checked my WMV and it doesn't have that option :(


Hmmm.. Not sure how mine would have it and yours not? Mine is only the one that came on my computer. Nothing special about it. Its version 10.

This is where it is... speed seeting WMP

Hope this helps..
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03/30/2007 2:46 pm
thanks maverick! I actually have a book with patience in it, but the pattern they give just doesn't sound right. They give the pattern as:

1 2& 3 4&
D DU D DU

but it just doesn't sound right to me so I figured it had to be wrong.
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03/30/2007 3:28 pm
Yea I have found a few songs that the strum pattern dosent sound right as well. Thats when I start experimenting with pauses and different speeds. Some still woop the crap out of me. I got a song my brother wants me to learn its called "Almost Home" (you probably herd it ...it starts the chorus with "I just climbed out of a cotton wood tree, I was running from a hunney bee") its a country song and kinda slow but is wooping the crap out of me ...lol. Havent tried the slowing down media player with it yet... going to do that this weekend. If you still have problems with patience I can record me playing it and let you take a listen. Let me know
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03/30/2007 8:35 pm
Originally Posted by: Tonja_ReneeHmmm.. Not sure how mine would have it and yours not? Mine is only the one that came on my computer. Nothing special about it. Its version 10.

This is where it is... speed seeting WMP

Hope this helps..


yep, something different there. under enhancements mine only has (1) graphic equalizer (2) media link for email (3) SRS Wow Effects and (4) Video Settins
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03/30/2007 8:36 pm
Originally Posted by: MAVERIC777Yea I have found a few songs that the strum pattern dosent sound right as well. Thats when I start experimenting with pauses and different speeds. Some still woop the crap out of me. I got a song my brother wants me to learn its called "Almost Home" (you probably herd it ...it starts the chorus with "I just climbed out of a cotton wood tree, I was running from a hunney bee") its a country song and kinda slow but is wooping the crap out of me ...lol. Havent tried the slowing down media player with it yet... going to do that this weekend. If you still have problems with patience I can record me playing it and let you take a listen. Let me know


hey, that would be great! i can pick up the rhythm much easier when you get rid of the vocals and other instruments. LOL
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03/31/2007 1:54 pm
O.K. .... recorded and posted on E-Snips. I sent ya the link. Hope it helps. :rolleyes:
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03/31/2007 5:20 pm
Mute the strings with your fretting hand and bash away with your pick. In a lot of songs, the strumming pattern is very close to what the drummer is doing on the snare drum.

Another thing is that a lot of people chop at the strings, and it doesn't sound good. Roll your wrist a bit as you stroke the pick across the strings
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