Page Views to Date: 1876609

Visitors from 65+ different countries


Links to My Lyrics with MP3s


My Home Page
My Contact Page
- - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
Useful Music Pages
Guitar Articles
Recommend This Site
- - - - - - - - - - -
joey_craig @Twitter
Joey on MySpace
New Lyrics

I Have Just Added 26 New Songs to My Lyrics Pages. I am in the process of rounding up approximately 30 more in the next week or so. One day I hope to have my total collection listed here. That's over 200 songs!!! Let me know what you think.

Currently there are 78 songs listed...

Login Form

Enter what you see:
This image contains a scrambled text, it is using a combination of colors, font size, background, angle in order to disallow computer to automate reading. You will have to reproduce it to post on my homepage tips: hit Reload page before writing a text if you have difficulty reading characters in image
Lost Password?
Quick Links

Joomla Modul

Courtesy of JoeyCraig.Com
You are Here: My Home Page arrow Guitar Articles arrow Basic Strumming Techniques
  Friday, June 23,  2017  8:38:am

Basic Strumming Techniques
Learn How To Do The Most Basic Strumming Technique

The most basic of strumming techniques is the "Quarter note" strum.The first thing you need to do is establish a pulse or beat.

You can do this with a metronome. If you do have a metronome handy, set it at 60 BPM (beats per minute) and strum the strings with a downstroke. Play your downstroke lightly.

Remember, you don't want to play too hard because the strings won't vibrate correctly. You'll be using your arm as well as your wrist so there will be a lot of power behind your technique.

Let gravity work for you here...just allow your arm and wrist to drop over the strings. Immediately after your downstroke you need to bring your hand back up into playing position to execute your next downstroke. When you're raising your hand over the strings - keep them close, but be careful not to make contact. In this example I'm using a popular E minor chord.

There is no need to strum all 6 strings if you don't want to. These strings will sustain for a little while so it's not imperative that you play every string on every strum. However, if you're going for a very steady downbeat feel you might want to strum every string.

Experiment and see what you like.

Quarter note strum pattern

...... ........................
E |--0------0-------0------0---|
B |--0------0-------0------0---|
G |--0------0-------0------0---|
D |--2------2-------2------2---|
A |--2------2-------2------2---|
E |--0------0-------0------0---|

If you are a tormented, aggravated or puzzled strummer, then Strumming 101 will reveal how you can break through this barrier to transform you're playing from ordinary to extraordinary starting right now.

Strumming is one method that exceptional guitarists use to stand out from the more mediocre ones. In depth strumming courses are hard to find and the free lessons available on the topic make you more confused then when you first started.

Learning to strum is a topic that needs structure and be taught in logical steps and with Strumming 101 you get exactly that.

( Thank You For Taking The Time to View This Article. )

If you like it... Let Me Know...
Contact Me.

< Prev   Next >

Return to the Top of the Page

To Return to the Top of the Page, Click Here.


© 2017