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Offline Itzaak

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2015, 08:24:03 pm »
I mean, I got the pattern, and I did memorize the song, and everything works fine when I play the song slowly. But the moment I start speeding up the rhythm it gets close to the actual song, but then it slips and sounds just awkward. I guess I should work more on the strumming and probably on the chord changes (though I can change the chords relatively fast without making a mistake). It started annoying me since I have been working on the song for more than a week now, and for last four days I don't see almost any progress.
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2015, 09:39:50 pm »
That is how increasing your speed works.

You get to a speed where you start to screw up.  Back off a bit so you can play it correctly.  Play it correctly at the speed, then bump it up, maybe a little less.

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2015, 11:25:40 pm »
Itzaak

Never one to assume but are you working through the BC at the moment? If you are the one thing Justin advocates right up to the last few stages is playing everything at a steady 4 strums per bar. Don't beat your self up if you're struggling with the DDDUD pattern, Just keep working on DDDD in order to play alongside the original and the come back to the 'original'/suggested pattern when you're comfortable with the RUST No 2 pattern.

If you're struggling matching the two, just work on the strumming pattern muting the strings with your fretting hand ie focus on the pattern. And then,as I said focus on the chord changes keeping a simple DDDD. Then when you're ready bring the two together 8)
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2016, 02:20:47 pm »
Does anyone have the little riff written for "Sitting on the Dock of the bay" written in Guitar tab?

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2016, 05:30:54 pm »
Hello. I have some problems with the actual strumming pattern of "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons. It is one of my favourite songs and I would really like to play it. Has anyone the same problem?
I don´t know why but I struggle with that song very much (maybe because it is so fast or I haven´t found the secret of this song yet). Is it the tuning that makes this song so unique?
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2016, 11:31:14 pm »
I'd need to go and listen to Little Lion Man again as I've not listened to it for a while, however from memory I think the beat isn't quite as described in the song book. I'm sure the 4&1 pattern should be quicker, and more like a 16th note &a1.
It's certainly not a song I'd expect a beginner to play at full tempo, as your chord changes have to be fast to get the right feel.

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2016, 11:39:47 am »
Ok. Thanx for your comment. I hope someday I manage to play this tune:)

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2016, 09:56:32 am »
I have a question regarding Little Lion Man.

In the book, where it goes to 2 chords per bar.  Does the strumming pattern remain the same, with a chord change in it.

Or does the strumming pattern change for that section?
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2016, 09:39:16 am »
Well,  I did solve this.

By this weird, and outrageous method.  I listened to the track carefully :D

Not my kind of music, but my OH wanted me to play it, it seems ears are useful things :)
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2016, 09:45:26 am »
Well done lihp8270. That's the way you're supposed to do it. As a general pointer to others for most of the stuff in the BSB (and until your comfortable just continuing to play those patterns with quick changes) you can move to down strums when you have two chords in a single bar. Two beats (down strums) each chord. Tends to make it a little easier and it still works.
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2017, 10:06:09 pm »
Can anybody help on the strumming pattern for Britney Spears - Baby One more Time:

From what I understood:


1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
X    D u X   D u


But I don't get the same effect.  Anyone can help?

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2017, 05:51:33 am »
Can anybody help on the strumming pattern for Britney Spears - Baby One more Time:

From what I understood:


1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
X    D u X   D u


But I don't get the same effect.  Anyone can help?

Justin suggests there are many ways to play it but he thinks that all downstrokes sound best (with accents on 2 and 4).  I can't post a link to his lesson but it's on the main site (and in the songbook).

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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2017, 01:04:05 pm »
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Re: Stage 4 songs.
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2017, 11:34:31 am »
Anyone else having trouble with 3 A.M. from the second songbook?  That strumming pattern isn't fitting into my brain.

 

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