I've got a strat not an acoustic.

Should I keep my wrist straight or angled a bit, my teacher said to angle it but I've always tried to keep my wrists straight so I don't screw up the tendons, I've had trouble with wrist pain before.

Should there be a strict rule as to what fingers I use to pick what strings, like in alternate picking syncopation, or is it more flexible?

How do you strum?
Last edited by tom1thomas1 at Aug 29, 2009,
Hold your hand however it feels most comfortable.

As a rule, you use your thumb for the top three strings, and your other fingers for the lower ones. I don't much use my pinky.
By and large, just do it however you like, as long as it works.
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Just do what feels comfortable.

As for strumming, I usually just flick my 4 fingers for a downstroke and use my thumb for an upstroke.