How You Strum Is How You Sound
In this video, we’ll explore the basic mechanics of strumming as well as two essential strumming patterns.
- Demonstration of the mechanics of the arm and hand for strumming with your index finger.
- Strumming patterns are essentially ‘drum beats’.
- 3 basic sounds you can make to vary the sound of your strumming.
- Full Downstrum
- Partial Upstrum
- Partial Downstrum – the ‘Touch Strum’
- Rock Beat: | d – D – d – D – |
- Wimpy Strong: | d u D u d u D u |