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Verse/Chorus and Intro – Strumming
Hello and welcome to the Advanced Acoustic Guitar Course.
In this course, you’ll discover how to play modes, arpeggios, extend chords, famous songs, create 2nd guitar parts, vocal melodies and improvise.
We do all this by learning from 11 great songs. Let’s get right to it with the legendary Pink Floyd masterpiece that is Wish You Were Here.
In this first step we look at how to strum the verse/chorus as well as the intro. The chords are simple and the strumming very repetitive. To make it sound nice, focus on how you change the dynamics of your strumming hand.
Here’s the verse/chorus rhythm as well as the rhythm of the vocal melody, verse 2. Notice how the syncopated vocal needs the repetitive guitar.
Use the TAB loop in the playlist above to play along with me and this chart. Focus on the dynamics of your strumming. Later on, you’ll actually play that vocal melody, all over the neck, hunting down what interval is used in relation to each chord.
Alternatively, you can play along with this loop.
Let’s move on to the famous intro strumming, this is, in contrast to what we just looked at, very sophisticated.
Below is the TAB. Make sure you play this exactly as written.
For best results, practice along with the TAB loop in the play list above, or this audio loop.
Next time, we’ll play those intro licks.
See you then!
Dan (your guitar guru)