Tismach by Yosef Karduner - Live @ The Roc House

I had an email asking if I could help out with the rhythm to this live recording of Tismach by Yosef Karduner:

It's a good song for beginner to late beginner because the chords are faily simple- and no barre chords. The tempo is moderately quick and the rhythms change from line to line- which makes it slightly more complex. But, they are very similar to each other. Eventually, I hope to put up prettier graphics with the chords and strum patterns shown graphically. But for now, at least this will be available in text form.

Chords

Here's the text form of the chords. Each string is indicated from the 6th (or the thick, low-E) to the 1st (or thin, high-E). A number is the fret to play, a "0" is an open string, and an X is a muted or avoided string.

Fmaj7/Cx33210
G6/Dx55430 (same as Fmaj/C just shifted up two frets higher)
Amx02210
Am11x00000 (really just a transition to G, with open strings)
G 320003
Cx32010
Gsus4320013
Dmxx0231
                                                                  

Verses

D=downstroke, U=Upstroke, <=Accent, h=HammerOn

The video begins with a little of the intro cut off, but it picks up in the middle of the 4th line of the verse, before going back to the 1st. Notice the 1st and 3rd lines are the same.

Fmaj7/C     G6/D
D     U   U D   D U D   D   D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
                        <

Am           h Am11 G
D   D U D U D   D U D   D U D
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
      <                 <

Fmaj7/C     G6/D
D     U   U D   D U D   D   D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
                        <


Em          Am h          G
D     U   U D   D U D   D U D
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
                       

For the hammer-ons in both the 2nd and 4th lines, he's strumming down on beat 2 without the middle and ring fingers of the Am on the strings (leaving the middle two strings [G and D] open) and them bringing them back down on the "a" of beat 2 without strumming it.

Chorus

The Chorus uses a similar rhythm with new chords.  The first line is the same rhythm as the first line of the verse, just without a chord change in the middle.   Line 4 here is identical to line 2 in the verse.

C                    
D     U   U D   D U D   D   D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
                        <

G                 Gsus4 G
D   D U D U D   D U D   D   D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
      <                 <

Dm
D   D U D U D   D U D   D   D U
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
      <                 <

Am           h Am11 G
D   D U D U D   D U D   D U D
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
      <                 <

Final Words

Both the verse and the chorus repeat itself before moving on to the next section. Just listen to the video for the changes. Have fun!