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BS-102 • Feelin' Alright - Traffic (Joe Cocker)
« on: March 23, 2010, 08:47:42 pm »
Lesson Link: http://justinguitar.com/en/BS-102-FeelinAlright-JoeCocker.php

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 10:38:36 pm »
@ about 4:35 on the video, you suggest a strum pattern.  Since you were talking about 16th notes, I am trying to watch your hand and figure out all 16 movements and am unable to do so.  You said the pattern was down, down, up, up, up, down.  If I count a down/up as 2 beats, there must be some down/up skips (no strums) in there somewhere as I only count 10.  I.E. down _, down up, _ up, _up, down _.   Please help.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 10:25:17 pm »
Anybody have the 16th note count for this song? I'm trying to figure it out from the "DDUUUD" given in the video. My best guess right now is this:

1 e&a   2 e&a  3 e&a   4 e&a
D         D    U     U  U  D

any help would be greatly appreicated.
Thanks,
Wayne
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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 09:00:41 am »
Anybody have the 16th note count for this song? I'm trying to figure it out from the "DDUUUD" given in the video. My best guess right now is this:

1 e&a   2 e&a  3 e&a   4 e&a
D         D    U     U  U  D

any help would be greatly appreicated.
Thanks,
Wayne

I know this is an old post, but in case anyone else wants a better formatted version of the 16th note strumming pattern, here it is:


1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
DDuuuD

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 08:25:38 pm »
Been practicing for a few weeks now, getting chord changes and drills down but getting confused on songs.

For example with this song someone recommends a strum pattern dduuud which is six strums, sooo, this sounds stupid, but how does this work into a bar of A for example that should have 4 strums if I am reading this correctly?

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I am missing on something, I just don't know what that is, hope something will ah ha me.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 09:16:19 pm »
Justin explains it at around 3:40  of the video. You use 16th note strumming
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/ST-521-FeelinAlright.php

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 09:43:55 pm »
Thank,s but still having some difficulty with this

16th strumming according to Justin is 4 strums per beat, thus 16 strums per bar.

so, with dduuud equaling 6 strums

well can u see my confusion with the math or am I still missing something?

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 10:15:30 pm »
Yes, see the previous post by @thoman23

I know this is an old post, but in case anyone else wants a better formatted version of the 16th note strumming pattern, here it is:
1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a
DDuuuD
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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 10:23:13 pm »
You need to understand it doesn't mean 16 strums per measure it's 16 beats not all beats are played
some are rests(counted but not played) It is a advanced strumming technique that will take some practice.

Watch the video where Justin shows you how to count out the beat. If you are a beginner you won't get
this in one day or even a week. Just keep at it and it will come.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 04:39:41 pm »
Hi, I just watched the lesson by Justin and since i am a beginner i am just practising all down strums. I tried practising the chord progressions while listening to the song and i realised i couldn't find the beats of the song as easily as i did with "three little Birds" can someone help me as to how to find out beat of any song easily and be able to count and play accordingly. Thanks.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 02:21:05 pm »
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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 08:38:47 pm »
I am rolling through the beginners course and want to get most/all of the songs down for the 1st few Stages.  I own the Beginners Songbook.

I noticed that starting with this song (the second one), different strumming patterns are encouraged.  I am wondering if I should try them now or just concentrate on down-strumming only until I hit various strumming lessons ahead?

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 09:02:04 pm »
What level are you at? Getting to far ahead of yourself will only frustrate you. If you can do the advanced
strumming go for it. If you are still at the all down strumming stage try it but don't get discouraged if your
not ready for it.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 09:43:24 pm »
I just concluded Stage 2 and can make every change >60 times per minute (not perfect).  Any chord I practice in a strum-pick-strum fashion sounds perfect, even when I slowly make changes while practicing.

Foot-tapping and metronome-timing need a bit touching up. 

I would have liked for these to further reinforce some of the lessons, but Im not sure I want to go for advancing strumming patterns.  I see Rhythm Basics becomes a staple at each Stage from now on...  I have seen people repeat on these forums on how advisable it is to form any poor strumming habits.

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Re: ST-521 • Feelin Alright (Joe Cocker)
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 10:11:39 pm »
just concentrate on down-strumming only until I hit various strumming lessons ahead

^That.

It's really important to lay the rhythm foundations properly (I am living proof of what happens if you don't). Definitely don't get ahead of yourself on rhythm.

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