#1
i've been playing guitar for years but strumming has always been a bottleneck for me. i've always gotten around it by sticking to fingerpick style and more tabulature-focused songs (if that makes sense).

i guess that means i'm more comfortable with melodies than rhythms? i honestly have no idea why i struggle so much with strumming. i know a lot of songs with really fun/interesting chord progressions and its a shame that my strums don't do the progressions any justice. it's just not right!

i read through the stickies but i'm wondering if you have any specific tips or resources to help develop a sense of strumming know-how. i am looking for resources on my own too but i figured i may as well ask the community. surely you guys figured out this basic concept! so how did you do it?
#2
If you've not done already, 0.38mm picks, (e.g. Jim Dunlop) can really help with strumming. Strumming with fingers alone or a pick that's too thick, especially on acoustics (though also on electrics), can be very difficult. A 0.38mm pick makes this a lot easier.

Good luck!
#3
ohhh i didnt think of using a thin pick. every time i ask to borrow one from a friend its always been about 0.71 and i never liked it for strumming.. okay cool idk why i never tried a different pick but thank you! i will certainly do that
#4
I prefer my fingers for strumming, or my index finger to be exact. I'm not sure how orthodox that is actually, but have you tried it?
#5
The world doesn't need another thin pick strumming guitarist - they sound terrible and flappy and are a crutch.

If you primarily play fingerstyle, learn to strum with your fingers - there are tons of guitarists who do that.