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Welcome to the seventh video in the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson Nate covers essential strumming hand techniques. He provides some guidance on how to find a comfortable grip for holding the pick, and then covers practical tips for staying loose and relaxed while you play the guitar.

Strumming is a foundational element of playing rhythm guitar. Not only will these tips help you establish a solid foundation for future playing, but they will also help you reduce the risk of injury or fatigue that can slow down your progress.

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10 thoughts on “How To Strum The Guitar – Beginner Guitar Lesson #7
  1. Atanu Paul says:

    what is the technique of strumming if i dont have a pick?

  2. Arhana Saikia says:

    I love your lessons !!

  3. Gl.78 YT says:

    what if i pick with my fingers on my classical guitar

  4. [] AL [] says:

    strange how I’ve always heard people saying it’s the elbow that should do all the work and NOT the wrist… I guess it’s up to personal preference.

  5. dimitris948 says:

    I am playing for about 7 months and you are the first person that actually learned me how to hold the pick and strum . Holding the pick natural with an angle as you said HELPED me allot . My pick is NOW not slipping thank you !!!!

  6. Derrick Basoah says:

    Is t better to play with a pick or with your fingers as a beginner??

  7. gaming fun says:

    Thanx

  8. joe doe says:

    Why do you not hit all relevant strings with your upstrokes? I could use some good exercise tips on how to practice both downstrokes and upstrokes where all relevant strings are struck, without hitting any of the strings that aren’t suppose to be struck. i.e. Both upstroke and downstroke of an open D chord where you must avoid the E and A strings. I have yet to find such a lesson anywhere.

  9. joe doe says:

    If I mute the strings while practicing strumming, I can’t hear which strings I hit vs. which strings I avoided. So if I’m not holding down a chord, I just let the open strings ring and try to listen to which of the 6 notes sounded properly based on which strings I was trying to include. I hope that sounds like a proper strategy.

  10. Minal Joshika says:

    I juz luv the way you speak

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