Can anyone play silent night (the christmas song) on guitar? Im learning to strum and it sounds right but bland, like there are some sounds that shouldn't be there I know that you only pluck the bottom 5 strings on chord C so thats what im doing, Im strumming all 6 strings for chords G and F. How can I make it sound better is there any such thing as good strumming?
Maybe one of you with a guitar could play this so I know how it should sound?
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- Thread Starter
- 22-10-2006 22:52
- 22-10-2006 23:07
For F, if it isn't a barre (spelling?) chord then you want to strum just the highest 4 strings.
- 23-10-2006 00:33
don't pluck the strings for a start. Let the fingers/plectrum lightly touch the strings.
Figure out which notes you want to sound prominently and make sure your hardest point of the stroke is on those notes.
- 23-10-2006 13:50
It's a super boring song if you strum it.
Try picking the notes individually, up and down the chord. Try different voicings, say up at the 8th fret. You could spice up the chords too - as a lead into the F try Em. As a lead into the G try Am7. Then over the first "sleep in heavenly peace" try the progression G-Bm7b5-C-Am7b5.
- 24-10-2006 01:35
Ha, the last two posts just said opposing points!
"don't pluck the strings for a start. Let the fingers/plectrum lightly touch the strings."
"Try picking the notes individually, up and down the chord"