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Old 10-11-2012, 12:36 PM
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Default Help me identify this rhytmn :) [Fingerstyle]

Hello,
I started to transcribe the following piece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-NSyJWKNTk

So far I came up with this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/en4zm4a1im...0you%20lie.gpx
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ljz0c58sc7...0you%20lie.pdf

I'm very unsure about the strumming part and especially the parts with the beating on the guitar.

I hope someone can help me out!

Thank You

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:40 PM
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Hello,
I started to transcribe the following piece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-NSyJWKNTk

So far I came up with this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/en4zm4a1im...0you%20lie.gpx
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ljz0c58sc7...0you%20lie.pdf

I'm very unsure about the strumming part and especially the parts with the beating on the guitar.

I hope someone can help me out!

Thank You

Best Regards help
Hi help...

First of all Hello and Welcome to the Forum! Glad you joined...

My casual name for the style with students is 'Drop strumming', and it is fine sometimes, but can easily become overbearing, or even painful to listen to if amplified.

The right palm can be dropped onto the guitar's face/top (thrust in down in the case of the video) to imitate a bass drum.

The fingers just drop onto the strings (straight down) to imitate the snare. It can be knuckles or finger tips...doesn't take much force for the strings to bounce off the fret wires.

He starts with a simple back beat, folk strums to build it, and then evolves it into a variant of the good ole' simple rock beat of:

Boom (chick) boom Boom (chick)...varying it some with syncopation.

Probably really fun to play (he seems to be enjoying it).

Hope that helps...

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:26 PM
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To clarify the snare part, he is slapping the lower strings with his thumb to get the snare sound while simultaneously strumming the strings with his nails to get the chords out
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:04 AM
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Hmmm,

Thank you, but my problem lies more in transcribing the right rhythm (I know it doesn't have to be exactly correct)

I'm not really good at just playing a beat from start (don't know how to explain that :O), i'm better at learning with musical notation.

So I got to that:


And with the beating part to that


But it's not really possible to play it like this (ie Downstrum and Snare Imitation)
I hope you can understand what i mean.

Thank you for your fast help

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:56 PM
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Playing it will make a lot more sense if you can notate it the way it's played. I fixed up one measure of your tab:

where P is the bass hit and S is the snare hit slap. This is a more realistic and much more practical way to notate it, especially if you're learning from the notation.
Your rhythm was a bit off. I find it helpful to listen to how both the percussion and the chords fit together. I think you tried to figure them out separately and ended up with something unplayable.

Here's the gpx file with measure 13 edited https://www.box.com/s/iu63tr3p5bwizlekab1n
hope that helps.

edit: I just noticed that I missed a P. It should be right before the last S, on the 022---
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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Thank you very much
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