Strumming Q&A: Lighter Strums, Pick Rotation, and Gap Between Fingers

Lesson #501 • Jun 30, 2023

In today’s lesson I’ll answer some common strumming questions that come my way. The theme of today’s questions is the importance of a light grip while strumming. This allows you to get a soft & light sound with your strums, but it can be quite tricky while learning! Dropping your pick and unintended pick rotation are two examples I’ll talk about, with suggested ways to improve through practice. Let’s get to it!

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Video timestamps:

  • 0:00 Greeting
  • 0:51 Pick Sticking To Thumb?
  • 3:27 How to Get Softer & Lighter Strums?
  • 7:49 Correcting a Rotated Pick Mid-Song?

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