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does any one know What is acoustic guitar strum pattern for song "i can't smile without you barry manilow"?

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Pretty standard, four to the bar works well. If you dial in this song on youtube , the Parkinson version, you'll see the guitarist is doing basically four in the bar, often with the second and fourth strum staccato. Occasionally there are little up strums to put a 'push' in. Lots of versions didn't appear to have rhythm guitar, so tacit might be the way to play it !!

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