Adding An Upstroke

In this lesson we'll complete the strumming pattern by adding an upstroke for variation at the end of the bar.

Now let's practice this with the metronome. Remember to stay with the click, add the accents and now the extra upstroke at the end of the bar. Also notice how your shoulder, arm and wrist feel as you do this. The goal is to be relaxed and fluid in the motions.

Anders Mouridsen
Instructor Anders Mouridsen
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Questions & Answers

How do you make a different sound when you only do a downstroke and a upstoke? 4 months ago
Josh Workman 3 months ago

Hi, can you clarify what you mean?

One final joke. Teaching strumming bug not showing his arm. How do people how to move arm if you show hand. Horrible 4 months ago
Josh Workman 4 months ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'll pass this on to the GT staff.