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HOW TO STRUM A GUITAR ?

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INTRODUCTION

Guys, first of all thank you taking time to read this article. Being a guitarist for several years(15+ years) I have personally written this article that will guide you in a right direction and i will keep it short and crisp for you all. When I started learning guitar during 2001, it was hard for me because I never had such privilege of YouTube or amazing videos which we have ready made today, all it takes is massive amount of practice that too right material that suits your style or genre.  So lets get started.

WHAT GUITAR RHYTHM TO PRACTICE – SWING RHYTHM

Guys when i was beginner, I heard about the song – Hotel California, I know its sounds crazy but i started learning this amazing song by the legendary artist – The Great Eagles. I call it amazing because it has helped me learn the maximum chords plus it has got that vibe which i feel every guitarist should go through. But lets focus on more simple type of rhythm, I would say – The Swing Rhythm, in which you play DOWN – UP – DOWN – UP. Practice this technique, visit my YouTube channel for more information.

TYPE OF PICK TO STRUM A GUITAR

Guys this is most important part of guitar learning, if you are beginner then use your index or thumb to do the strumming in that way you can feel the guitar strings and also you will come to know how much force you have to invest which playing the strings. While strumming ensure the sound should not be too harsh or too low rather it should sound balanced to the listener. Once you are confident playing the guitar using your fingers then try practice strumming using pick, I generally use 0.50 mm thick pick. The reason behind the thickness is it flexible enough to hold, its light and feels more controlled which strumming the guitar.

GUITAR STRUMMING TECHNIQUE

There are several techniques out there but focus on one technique master the same then move to next. Once you have mastered second technique then practice both first and the second, this will ensure you memorize the patterns, in guitar learning process practice is more important. Only through this strategy of learning you can learn guitar strumming. While you are practicing, gradually as the days passes by you will see the positive result. And dont get frustrated at any point of time, rather convert those frustrations into inspiration, take short breaks during practice, watch the biographies of great guitar players you will learn a lot from them and through their struggles during this great journey of learning

WHAT TYPE OF GUITAR STRINGS SHOULD I USE ?

Guys, the gauge of the strings also matters, i would recommend you to go for extra-light strings from the brand called – D’addario(.009-.045 gauge) ,this will ensure your fingers are not hurt and also guitar playing becomes easy. Heavier gauge can be used once you become an intermediate player which is slightly more stiff than lighter gauge.

HOW TO PRACTICE GUITAR STRUMING ?

If you practice everyday seriously for 2 – 3 hours then you will be able to learn the strumming with-in 2 months of time. Believe me, I have tried the same and you can see my YouTube channel, I have no undergone any guitar classes and i learned through self training myself by rigorous practice which I’m consistently doing for past 15 years. Also it does not matter about years, it all matters what you are practicing and how are your practicing, you can learn this instrument or anything quickly if you have passion and respect towards it. Rest all is blessings guys, Thank you for taking your time for reading this article guys. Stay blessed and stay safe, please do watch my YouTube channel and subscribe to the same.

Thank You & Happy Learning !!

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