Can anyone help me with strum patterns?
Ive been teaching myself guitar but ive hit a roadblock, i have lots of trouble with strum patterns and my songs sound next to nothing like the originals. im getting the cords right but am having an issue getting my hand to find a rhythm any help would be greatly appreciated
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Use a metronome (or just tap your foot) and practice strumming once per click, then twice per click etc.
Keep your hand loose, don't tighten your muscles and let your forearm sway in between beats.
There are tons of videos for rhythmic strumming exercise on Youtube so try those out as well.
- RitaLv 44 years ago
Try playing along with headphones. You can maybe tweak your EQ to hear the drums better.