Here's a great "Campfire" strum for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
D D U U D D U U
D = Down
U = Up
Here is a video of the melody. You can play this for the intro to the song and you can play it as the interlude between the verses. I'll add another video soon with the chord strums between the melody notes.
And here's a video adding one simple strum on beat two of each measure.
The intro to Save Me San Francisco is sort of a shuffle groove with an old time rock-n-roll feel. Here are a few playing tips.
Start with a D chord, and strum D to Dsus to D back to Dsus. You can play this with all downstrokes, but it doesn't really matter.The next chord is the power chord version of a G. First finger string 6 on the third fret. Third finger string five on the fifth fret. Get ready to stretch, though. You will need to reach your pinky over to fret seven of string five. I play with only down strokes.Next chord is an A power chord. Fifth string is open and first finger on fourth string second fret. Continue with the shuffle groove by reaching to fret four on the fourth string. I use my third fingerFinish up by returning to the D and Dsus chords.
I like to use a basic "campfire" style strum for the rest of the song. My pattern goes like this:
D D D U Hit U
D= Down stroke
U= Up Stroke
Notice that the G, A, and fina…