The mute strum is an important technique that is used in lots of other strums. In this easy practice session will start with the very basics strum and add chords as we go along. I use my fingers in this practice session but you can do the same thing with a pick.
Grasp the pick between your thumb and first finger and mute with the other three fingers in your palm. If you're playing an acoustic steel string guitar with pop/rock styles of music this would be the way to practice it. If you're learning Spanish guitar or other Latin styles of guitar playing you'll definitely want to use your fingers for strumming. This technique is a must for learning the rumba flamenco strum.
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