#1
Switching chords quickly for beginners is obviously one of the first hurdles.

I think i have noticed sometimes people playing a strum, in rhythm, between chords with open strings.

Is this alright if it sounds alright? or is it bad technique?
#2
I'm not sure what you mean, do you mean someone strums as they're changing chord and they hit the open strings?
#4
If ^ that is what you're talking about. It just depends. Sometimes it fits the song and sometimes it doesn't. I've used iti to kind of add an a note to a key of g song.
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#5
Like the strumming part from House of the rising sun-

Am C D F Am in the pattern of 1 2+ 3 4 5 6

I'm finding F to Am a long shift so the last strum of F is on open strings as my fretting hand moves on to Am.
Last edited by Lozhaze at Feb 15, 2012,