Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry Lesson

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This was one of the songs which motivated to start playing guitar. Such a great tune. Now finally I can learn it!
I got the strumming pattern fast, but this light palm muting on the beat is incredibly hard, actually impossible for me at the moment. It gets even more difficult with the hammering together :smiley:

Btw, this is the strumming pattern:
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
D__D__D__DU DUD__ D__DU

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I completely missed this song in the Beginners’ Book, just skipped over it, thought it ‘simple and boring’ and didn’t really study it. Now (I just began my 3rd year of learning guitar) somehow I stumbled on it in another context, looked it up, and then found it back in the Book. The lesson here opened my eyes (ears), and it’s now making my day. What a beautiful song this is, how wrong I was!

I also only gave it a cursory go when I was following the beginner app. I’m now revisiting and finding the techniques required to make it sound right are very rewarding. I’m hoping they will improve my playing in other songs as well. In my view the additional hammer Ons and fast mutes mean it’s really a grade 2 +++ (4?)

Hi everyone, quick question on this type of strumming pattern. How do you get your middle, ring & pinkey fingers out of the way when doing the palm muting with the right hand? I know I’m holding my pick right but it seems like the other fingers get in the way. I end up having what looks like a weird claw as I raise my 3 fingers out of the way so they don’t hit the strings ahead of the pick & mute. Is it something around the angle of the strum? How do you move your hand so this isn’t an issue? Thanks!