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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:41 pm 
Hi,
trying to learn to play 'Sometimes' on guitar but having problems with the strumming pattern :(
The chords are G Em and C according to Ultimate Guitar but I can't figure out the strumming to it.
Checked out Yotube, and one posting said it could be D DU UDU......

Any ideas, in fact I am amazed that there isn't a section on this forum to help musicians or have I missed it somewhere...?

Thanks in advance.

KB.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:31 pm 
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"Musicians" should probably figure it out themselves... ;-)

Try to follow the drumbeat (try counting: 1-2-3-4-5 / 1-2-3-4-5 to the beat) if you're only planning to accompany the voice on a guitar.
Put a capo on the second fret though.

If it's a band cover, just keep strumming this, and let the bass do the G/Em/C rounds:

E-------- -------- ------- ------- ---5---
B-------- -------- ------- ------- ---5---
G-------- ---2--- ------- ------- -------
D-------- ---2--- ------- ------- -------
A-------- -------- ------- -------- ------
E-------- -------- ------- ------- -------

Hope this helps somewhat.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:33 pm 
[quote="satellitedog01"]"Musicians" should probably figure it out themselves... ;-)

Many thanks, I'm just learning to play the guitar and the one (actually several of James songs) song I really want to play is this one.
So with your help I'll crack it ...or I'LL drive the wife n kids mad ;)

Many thanks.

KB.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Cool, hope you manage the first option first! :-) and I'm definitely no pro musician either.

I found it a very good way to improve on guitar to try and approximate songs by ear using basic chords, and with James it's also fun, as their songs are usually quite easy.
Have fun!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:38 pm 
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I'm loving playing the guitar, especially when I learn another James song.

Just started to get the strumming right for "Laid".

"What For" is a fun song to mess around with, but need to start doing the riffs to it. The chords are very easy C F G, repeat over and over.

Learnt how to play "Getting Away With It" by accident, but would love to know how to play the bridge/solo part near the end of the song.

"Lose Control" is another good one to start with, but my strumming wasn't so good a couple of weeks ago (it still isn't, but improving!), when I last tried it. Majority of my practice time is taken up doing excercises. I tend to play songs when I'm frustrated because I 'm struggling.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:04 am 
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James are (is?) great for strumming along to when learning, most (all?) songs being 4 chords, tops.

You can worry about the widdly bits later. Or find a violinist and trumpet player to take care of them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:51 am 
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Well the solo to GAWI in itself isn't complicated, but the chords were played by Michael (I couldn't see what exactly Saul was playing on a video, but it was in a similar high position like Michael's, probly on a baritone guitar), while Adrian played the (finger)picked notes, and the solo with heavy vibrato use.

Try Born of Frustration too, that's another circular chord prog. song that is really fun, and you can play the lalala melody on the high E string too, so it resembles the original a bit more.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:58 am 
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http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g ... 21455.html

Great site this one.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 6:31 am 
Wow! I want to learn how to play this song but I can't find the chord for this. Thank you for sharing a tips guys.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:51 pm 
Try Born of Frustration too, that's another circular chord prog. song that is really fun, and you can play the lalala melody on the high E string too, so it resembles the original a bit more.

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