REQ: Strumming pattern for Mera Joota Hai Japani Hey all, I need suggestions for a good strumming pattern for Mera Joota Hai Japani sung by Mukesh from Shri 420. The chords that I have finally arrived at (based on the key used by my accompanying vocalist) are: Music: Em/ D/ G Mukhda: Em/ D / Em Interlude music: E/ G Stanza: E/ B/ E The strumming pattern that I am using by instinct is: DUD/ DUD/ DU :think: It sounds okay and peppy but I am not sure if it is correct because the third down comes without a free strumming motion going up. Can someone suggest improvements to this pattern or let me know of another good pattern that will make the song sound peppy? I have a bunch of vocalists singing along and of course there is a keyboard providing the melody and rhythm. Any help would be appreciated. The song can be heard here: http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/17/s/movie_name.1745/ Thanks in advance.