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Nobody Knows INTRO - The Lumineers

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Here's the intro to "Nobody Knows" by The Lumineers.  Here are few tips that might help you learn this great intro. You can't see it in the video, but I have my capo at the 2nd fret.I start with a slide on the third string, second fret, with my second finger. Slide to the fourth fret.I am using my thumb on strings 3, 4, 5 and 6.  My index is playing strings 1 and 2. Happy to answer any questions, just post your comments and questions. 


Save Me San Francisco by Train - Intro and Strumming Pattern

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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.

Strumming Pattern
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…