Anyway, if you take a look at this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvypHGNt ... 1&index=28
the guy has a percussive strum which I just can't get. Can someone try and talk me through the technique? Or feel free to point me to an existing lesson, or even make one for me if you are so inclined!
I'm not sure if David covered it in any of his strumming podcasts but it might be worth a look.
I can do 'okay' at best with lightening the load on a barre chord, but I can't get anywhere with 'palm muting'. More practice required I guess.
Had a poor guitar week last week, didn't pick it up that much and when I did it was just poor. In a bit of a rut at the moment. I am still 'usually' playing quite regularly, but the same stuff and not much improvement, so I was (am) looking for something to turn me on again. Have tried fingerpicking, blues you can use, and a few strumming styles that are still beyond me (Robbie Williams 'Angels' still alludes me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFI5uYlxW54). I even went to a friendly guitar store yesterday and played a few Yamahas and Martins.
Ah well, off camping with the family for a week today and am going to leave the guitar at home. Maybe I will come back better.
If anyone has any tips on how to break down and learn palm muting or the Robbie Williams song, I'd still be pleased to hear them.
if you want to know what's going on with the left hand, he's keeping the high strings ringing as a drone for some of it, and playing the chords on the middle strings. it starts with a C-shaped 006450 E chord, then an F-shaped 007650 A, back to E, then B. then f#m to A to c#m to that f-shaped a chord. then the D A E bit. the chorus looks like it's B to a c#m , to A to E, all using partial chords with the middle 3 strings.the b is just an a slid up, and the minor chord is x 11 11 9 (i can't tell if he's using the thumb for a bass note), and that last rest chord's a partial f#m before the walk down.