How is this played

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by iprakash, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. iprakash

    iprakash Proud IGTian

    Folks, can you tell me how this kind of strumming (see attachment) is played? Is it using a pick or fingers and whether some palm muting technique has been employed. Please also post the strumming pattern as well your own recording if possible.

    I have taken this segment from sarang_cool's sounclick page.

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  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    No palm muting.
    Its plain old strumming, just done with right emphasis.

    Dont think anyone can actually explain it over the internet.
    The simpler trick would be to strum completely when you wanna emphasize, and strum incompletely when you wish to go fast.
  3. iprakash

    iprakash Proud IGTian

    Dear alpha, Thanks for explaining. Does this mean that for fast strumming we only strike 2-3 high strings? I believe its very difficult to go fast with 6, 5 or 4 strings.
  4. sarang_cool

    sarang_cool New Member


    You r quite right dude...It's the same old pattern


    This pattern is very simple...juz try to play the following pattern wid the recording..

    The pattern is

    DUDUD* lil pauseUD

    in the above pattern D* = damp that last down stroke... I dun know how to right it technicaly :p:

    I hope this helps...let me know if you still have a problem
  5. iprakash

    iprakash Proud IGTian

    Thanks Sarang. In the song do you use a pick or your nails to play that. How do you mute when using a pick. The problem I find is that if I use my finger nails I can mute but the upstroke becomes difficult.

    Can you advise a remedy.

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