Having a tough time with the â€œJoplinâ€ version of this one. The songbook I have shows it in alternating bass-strum style but I am not at the point yet in playing where I can fit all that into one bar and keep up a reasonable pace. But I will keep working on it
Meanwhile I have settled into a single bass-strum per bar or simple D/U strum per bar for now, but it still does not feel quite right.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
as a begginer the bass note is kind of hard to pick the right string and still keep the rhythm going on the strums.
I suggest instead of playing the bass note, replace it with a down strum. so it would be D,DU,D,DU. it will give you the same overall rhythm and be easier to sing along with. (don't give up on the bass strum though, keep practicing that. It is used in alot of songs so is a good thing to be able to play.)