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Offline anujdada

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Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« on: June 05, 2021, 12:41:06 am »
Hi All,

I am trying to figure out how to count this rhythm. I have been playing it for a while but not sure how to count it.

Is it like this? is this a special case where we are breaking the rule of playing a down stroke on the "&" of the sixteenths?

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

Thanks in advance!

-Anuj

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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 07:41:19 am »
I think it is like this, the strums in bracket are skipped:

1(e&)a(2)e&(a3)e(&)a4(e)&a

This is a rhythm pattern like 3-3-2, very popular in pop songs, like many Ed Sheeran songs (Afterglow)


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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 01:46:23 pm »
Thanks Razor, Appreciate the quick reply! That makes more sense now.

Yes, this is very popular rhythm as it is used in a lots of Bollywood songs as well. I could play it but tried counting it with no success.

Cheers!

-Anuj

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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2021, 02:06:26 pm »
16th strumming means 2 Downs and 2 Ups for every one of the four beats so there are 8 Downds and 8 Ups per bar.

Your initial question leaves open many possible combinations of Downs / Ups being played with others between being missed.

So it could be guesswork.

If you think this is correct ...
1( e & ) a ( 2 ) e & ( a 3 ) e ( & ) a 4 ( e ) & a
... you should write it out with the Downs and Ups under the counts

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

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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 02:37:19 pm »
Hey Close2U, thanks for clearing that up. Appreciate it!

I checked your YouTube channel. Really liked the Locked Down and Lonesome. Your voice, to me, sounds like combination of Tom Waits and David Gilmour!

-Anuj

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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 08:14:06 pm »
Anuj - you seem to be from India. I found quite a few Hindi songs fitting this pattern. It seems like a slightly advanced version of the Old Faithful.

The pattern that Richard suggested is what is commonly used. I had gone through multiple videos for learning hindi songs earlier and was baffled at being unable to play this earlier. I tried multiple combinations on pen and paper trying to fit it in4 beats. I learnt it the hard way as none of the hindi song lessons focused on the rhythm but just the lyrics and the chords. I stuck to Justin's methods and am able to get most generic strumming patterns used in these songs now. It clicked once I got comfortable with 16th note strumming over a period of time.

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Re: Rhythm D-UUD-UUD-DU counting
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 02:25:27 am »
Thanks, G! I should have tried the pen and paper first before posting. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

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