#1
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows a technique or way to strum opens chords like C, Am, D etc without hitting the 6th, 5th strings etc. I find that I always strum strings I'm not supposed to ...

Any ideas or tips?
#3
with Am you could strum all the strings and it will still be the right chord

but to mute the bottom strings you could use the fingers your not using or your thumb
#4
Quote by supersac
with Am you could strum all the strings and it will still be the right chord

but to mute the bottom strings you could use the fingers your not using or your thumb


It's considered bad form or technique to strum all 6 all the time. I know someone who is self-taught and they play like this - it sounds really bad. Technically, it makes a slash chord, or a muddy mess if you're trying to play a D and the open A and E get in there - which is technically a Dadd9...

You need to work on technique and strum only the strings required for the chord. It DOES take practice, but in time, it can be learned.