Tide Is High - Blondie
And as well as easy 4 down strums on the beat, it can be fun to play in 'double time' and play on beats 2 and 4 and mute on 1 and 3 conpared with the very slow count. You could also think of it as playing on the 'and' and muting on the beat but for beginners that's a bit odd because you know you alwya splay up on the 'and' right? ;)
Counting Double time
D . D . D . D . - Easy Slow 4 downs
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 - Double time feel
m D m D m D m D - Easy Reggae feel
So maybe the original recording was sped up a little but it's certainly a bit sharp. About 20 cents in my estimation. You can fix it using software like Transcribe! - the tuning function.
Watch The Video Guitar Lesson
Watch The Original Video Clip
Getting the Sound
This is my Maton, Michael Fix model.