Strumming HELP!!! Jun 9, 2011 5:19:10 GMT -5
Post by trueblue on Jun 9, 2011 5:19:10 GMT -5
I used to play the guitar when I was a kid but I didn't like my teacher and refused to practice, or go to her, then my sisters boyfriend at the time (now her husband) offered to teach me but he was only learning himself and couldn't really teach much, so I pretty much gave up on the idea of learning the guitar. Last week I have done what I have been wanting to do for the past 15 or so years, I was driving down the road in a nearby town, and I saw a sign for a music store, it was right on closing time but the owner of the place welcomed me in, I looked around for a while and there was one that stood out from the crowd, a nice looking electric acoustic Ashton, as soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me. Anyway at some point in this story I had better get to the point, I am having trouble with strumming and making it sound like a song, or even something other than noise, but when it comes to fingerpicking type songs like 'more than words' I have no trouble picking them up and making it sound like something with a little practice, but no matter how much I practice I am not making much progress with the strumming type songs, I know practice will make perfect but I am a firm believer that only perfect practice will make perfect, so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips to improve my strumming. Any help would be appreciated.