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Strumming Technique

What is strumming technique? The hand that’s not on the fretboard is responsible for the guitar’s rhythm. Whether or not you use your fingers or a pick. This hand has the task of constructing your guitar groove and move in time.

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Start Out with Your Thumb

Since you’re still getting accustomed forming chords, you wish to start out with the most basic strumming hand technique. Here we tend to use the pad of your thumb to strum chords. Then we tend to move on to using picks and fingerpicking.

G Chord Strum

Using the outer or higher edge of your thumb pad as you start to play your chords produces a hot sound.
strumming techniqueStart with the G chord, that uses all six strings.
1 Relax your arm and wrist. A tense arm or wrist leads to a stiff sound.
2 permit your thumb to hover above the sixth string.
3 Let the thumb drop from the sixth string all the way to the first string, permitting the thumb to give all six strings identical amount of vibration.
At the end of the strum, the thumb ought to be clear of the first string, however not too far away.

 

A chord 5th stringA CHORD STRUM 1
What if the chord does not use all six strings? Let’s try the A chord, that uses first 5 strings.
Relax your arm and wrist once more and permit your thumb to rest on the fifth string.

A CHORD STRUM 2
Let the thumb drop from the fifth string all the way to the first string, permitting the thumb to provide all 5 strings the same quantity of vibration. At the end of the strum, the thumb should be away from the first string, however not too far away.

D chord 4th stringD CHORD STRUM 1
For a D chord, that uses the first four strings, relax your arm and wrist once more and allow your thumb to rest on the fourth string.

D CHORD STRUM 2
Let the thumb drop from the fourth string all the way to the first string, permitting the thumb to give all four strings the same amount of vibration.

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