Watch the The D - G - A Progression online guitar lesson by Richard Gilewitz from Jump Start Fingerstyle Guitar

Let’s try this strumming pattern for this progression:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Down – Down – Up – Down – Up – Down –Up.

Notice how I’m strumming with all the fingers of my right hand, letting my forearm swing in a relaxed fashion from my elbow, which rests on the guitar.