Today we’re looking at two different techniques you can use to make your strumming more expressive. The first is the “chug” strum; you could also call it a half strum. The idea here is to strum only the lowest 2-3 strings in the chord. This produces a tighter, more controlled and less expansive sound out of your strum, which can be very effective in certain situations.
The second technique builds on the first, but this time we’re going to expand from those 2-3 strings until we’re strumming all the strings that are meant to be in the chord. This brings us from tighter, more controlled, to a broader, fuller expression of the same chord. Cool stuff!
If you have questions or comments, fire away!