Here is a strumming pattern to Our God Saves which I’ve taken from the original Paul Baloche version. Again another syncopated pattern similar to some of Paul Baloche’s other songs. This works well with the very U2 esque lead guitar dotted 8ths part on the album.
I’ve listed this in a box format that shows the song over a single bar in a 16th note format. So the key is to count 1 E & A, 2 E & A, 3 E & A, 4 E & A over the song and crucially KEEP YOUR HAND MOVING at all times. Naturally your hand should strum down on the numbers or beats (1234), the &’s and then the up beats should always link to the E’s and A’s. If you find this difficult to work through on paper then I’d recommend either our Song Learner series DVDs or Intermediate Acoustic DVDs as its much easier to see it on video than in an article.
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