#1
Hi.


I have a question about alternate strumming. I play mostly punk rock like greenday, ramones, etc. I wanna keep my right hand constant up & down but I can't match the strumming with the rythm. I mean that it happens that I play upstroke when it must be played a downstroke, so it sounds not good. If I play the right way I have to not keep constant my right hand up and down. For example 'American Idiot' by greenday billy joe keeps his hand constant up and down but I can't make it sound like it should..

I don't know if what I wrote makes any sense...
#2
It Is common to move the hand constantly but not hit the strings every time.
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#4
Alot of the time most of the ''punk'' bands just down strum constantly.
There could also be a combination thats not exactly alternating, such as down up up down.
Last edited by cal1fub3ralle5 at Jul 1, 2010,
#7
Quote by artiq
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlXYq6630JM

Sounds pretty good to me and he is doing down and up


..Sounds god, yes but you play the fisrt
4
4
2
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upstroke. The same goes with 'welcome to paradise', the last
7
7
5
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comes upstroke, so wrong. Billy Joe has no problem though....