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Unread 07-07-2002, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question strumming for some basic worship songs

Ok, had my first lesson last week, got three new songs, have about four chords each. The songs are Breathe (this is the air I breathe...), Meet With Me (I'm here to meet with you...), and Lord I Lift Your Name On High. I've got half of Breathe, but that's about it. Any idea where I can get basic strumming patterns to help me out? My pastor says the rhythm is just something you feel, but I'm not getting it. Eventually, I'll get the hang of it, but for now I'd like the easy way, please!


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Unread 07-07-2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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um,yea,like your preacher said,it is kinda a thing,dat comes naturally,i eman its kinda, hard.sorry,im not dat much help
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Unread 07-07-2002, 11:50 PM   #3
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i haven't tested this out but on the breathe mabe try something like DDDDU or DDDU. i haven't tried those but i think those might work. for the most part like has been said it comes with experience.
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Unread 07-08-2002, 11:14 AM   #4
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I play all three of those songs! I add a lot of syncopation and sixteenth notes and stuff, so it would be hard to give you a pattern. It'll come with time though. When I first started playing (2 years ago) I was quite rhythmically challenged. What helped me develop more rhythmic skills was listening to and playing along with CD's and other people. Practice, practice, practice!
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Unread 07-09-2002, 12:45 AM   #5
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yeah that's kinda how i developed my rhythm patterns. mostly SCC and Jars first cd. along with just playing you begin to see what really fits well into a song.
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