#1
Pretty simple to understand what I mean, right? Like I'm trying to use a loose up and down strumming technique but how do I avoid hitting the low E string when its not part of the chord?
#2
When I first picked up the guitar and tried to play a C chord, I was like "How the hell am I supposed to not hit that string?!"

The answer?

Practice. Honestly! It'll come to you very soon.
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#3
you mute it with another finger just nudging it a little bit
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#4
Hook your thumb over and mute, use a fingertip to mute.
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#5
I usually put my thumb on the E string if I don't need it to make noise.
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#6
Cut it with wire cutters.

Much easier than muting it.
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#8
i know what you mean, I have trouble with this sometimes cuz it messes up the whole chord. You have make sure you get your pick on top of the A string before you strum. What I do sometimes is I dampen the E string with my thumb.

But thats probable not to good to do....
#9
just practice strumming just the correct trings w/ time it will become second nature and you wont have to think about it so just practice
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Cut it with wire cutters.

Much easier than muting it.

He's got a point.


But no. you'll get it eventually, its a certain way to strum, you just miss that string basically.

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#11
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When I first picked up the guitar and tried to play a C chord, I was like "How the hell am I supposed to not hit that string?!"

The answer?

Practice. Honestly! It'll come to you very soon.
In the case of C major(C, E G), you could technically still hit the low E string. It'd either be called C major or C major/E, but if you ask me, that's a pointless distinction.