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Old 2004-04-16, 21:35
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how to pick these songs?

I am a beginner but one question I still have... I've taught myself how to finger and pick all of the basic cords, but when I play tabs I never know how to pick them... for example your supposed to know by hearing the song if your supposed to play each note a certain number of times, one string at a time, etc.


for example, I can play through this, but how exactly should I play this http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/s...Religion.chopro

Im having trouble explaining, so hopefully someone will understand and come to my rescue... thanks.
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Old 2004-04-16, 22:57
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yeah thats not really a tab since all it shows is the chords...basically for that you have to figure out the rhythm yourself.

real tabs have everything written out note for note
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Old 2004-04-16, 23:33
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You did'nt choose the easiest song to begin with. As Father Death said, you must figure out the pattern for yourself. Usually, acoustical songs follow the same 4-5 basic patterns but the pattern on this song is a combination of different patterns. When I was in High school, my music teacher showed us the simplest of pattern which is: down down up, up down up. You should try to learn a song with this pattern just to begin with (I think 80% of acoustic players use that pattern, it's so common). I don't know if you already knew all that technical shit, I'm just trying to help.
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Old 2004-04-17, 00:10
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You did'nt choose the easiest song to begin with. As Father Death said, you must figure out the pattern for yourself. Usually, acoustical songs follow the same 4-5 basic patterns but the pattern on this song is a combination of different patterns. When I was in High school, my music teacher showed us the simplest of pattern which is: down down up, up down up. You should try to learn a song with this pattern just to begin with (I think 80% of acoustic players use that pattern, it's so common). I don't know if you already knew all that technical shit, I'm just trying to help.

thanks guys...

hmm, the thing is a lot of songs have unique strumming styles, and I don't know how to figure that out from tabs (even from simple tabs which show where you put your fingers for each time).

I have no problem reading that type of tab instead of the traditional, since I know most of those cords already, but I just can never figure out how many beats and how to strum it for ANY tab song.. I must be missing something... hmm

p.s. I'm playing on an electric, not acustic, so it doesn't really fit for all the songs I play, but *oh well*


edit: does any know a really fun, fairly easy beginner song for an electric guitar and a link to tabs for it? I'd like to try something cool.. thanks
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Old 2004-04-18, 00:35
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I have badly express myself (English is my secondary language). When I said acoustic songs, I ment songs with regular chords instead of powerchords. By the way, I have found a great site to learn some strumming patterns:http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~...o/strumming.htm

About the rythm in the tabs, it's totally normal to have a hard time figure them out. Tabs are good to identify which notes to play, but the rythm is mostly revealed by listening to the song. I've been playing for 12-13 years now and I also have a hard time to figure out the rythm. If you are missing something... I'm missing something too.

I can't really suggest a easy song to learn, actually there's tons of it. I don't really know what you listen to. I advice you to pick a song that you know well, a song that you listen to often and that seem playable. The fist songs that I've learn were from Black Sabbath. It's a good start, if you like them.
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