#1
so, whenever i try strumming lets say just the top 3 strings ( E A D ) I'll accidently hit the G and possibly B strings as well, which always makes what I am playing sound awful..or I'll strum an A chord and then switch to a D but continue hitting the A string...anyways what I am saying is: I cannot strum well at all.

besides practicing, are there any kind of exercises that would help me improve my accuracy when hitting strings? ( I already tried searching lessons but found nothing)

thanks.
#2
maybe try palm muting the extra strings???

that or just practice.
#3
slow down a bit. practice slowly until you can comfortably speed up without sacrificing accuracy.
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#4
I'm assuming that you are playing power chords and are sick of the ringing out open notes. Lay your index finger across the fretboard instead of hitting the low E at 90° angle, and just apply pressure with the tip. This will mute the other strings.
#6
Thanks for the advice so far. Muting the other strings seems to be working well so far but in time I take it I should move on and become able to play them without any muting whatsoever?
#7
I don't know of a single person who plays power chords without muting lol, so no worries.
#10
^^^ i don't mute when playing powerchords but I use very small movements. no windmill strumming for me, so I guess it's more accurate that way
#11
I can't really explain what I do but when I strum the top 3 strings I kinda just aim for the first 2 and I hit the third when I follow through, that way I don't strum too hard and hit the extra strings. kinda took me a while to be able to shred without hitting the extra strings but it's no problem now and you can get it if you practice it alot.
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