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Rich Man's Gold: Strumming

 

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We will learn the basic 4/4 strum in this lesson, which can be used to play throughout the song. I will be directing you to strum down with your fingers and up with your thumb, working to get an even and pleasing tone.

Directionality is the key to good strumming and the first thing to do is get comfortable going back and forth across your strings. Adding a small amount of wrist rotation really helps to optimize how our fingers engage with the strings. You can reference my in-depth tutorial on "Better Strumming" here on Guitar Tricks:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1408
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