Watch the Strumming Techniques online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 60 Electric Guitar Techniques You MUST Know
Perhaps the most basic guitar technique, strumming, is where we'll start. In this section, we'll look at downstrokes, upstrokes, and brush strokes. The latter will be demonstrated with my thumb, while the former will be with a pick. That said, it's not uncommon to see players strum with their fingers with various approaches as well as thumb picks and other alternative thingamajigs both archaic and technological!