I've gone through so many posts within IGT, as well as searched almost the whole WWW for information on reading chords. But, I still haven't found what I m looking for. My question is, I suppose, a basic one. If there is a chord tabs such as this, Am.....................G chura.liya.hai.tum.ne.jo.dil.ko how exactly am i supposed to play this? Am I supposed to keep on striking the Am chord continuously till I reach the "tum..." part and then switch to G and strike it continously till I reach the end or am I supposed to just strike the Am chord once and then wait to get to the "tum.." part and switch to G and strike it once? And if I am supposed to strike the chords continuously, do I need to strum in a certain manner, or any Down Up progression would do? Also, how many down ups are a standard, i.e. most of the places where I've gone reading about this, have strumming patterns such as DUDUDUDU or DUDUxUDU (where x denotes not striking the strings). So I have come to assume that strumming patterns comprise of 8 Down Up combinations. Am I correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated.