Strumming Mechanics

Let’s go over some of the fundamentals of strumming. They are important to build a solid foundation!


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Best lesson so far and applicable to players of all skill sets.

Glad you found it so useful @SmokeJS
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When I strum on the electric guitar should I strum in between the pick ups or is it okay to strum and pick on top of them? I’m using the Ibanez grgr131ex and noticed that I usually play on top of the pick ups closest to the fret board.

Hello @SaulU and welcome to the Community.
There is no ‘should’ here.
Moving the position where you pick will alter the sound.
Strumming very close to the bridge will make the sound brighter, more trebly.
Strumming closer to the neck will make the sound less bright.
The only thing to watch for if you strum vigorously, if your pick is too proud of your fingers, or if your angle is steep, strumming over the pickups may cause you to occasionally hit them and get the pick snagged as it passes.

Hope that helps.
Cheers :smiley:
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Great tip on pick angle!