Hi all... when strumming with just fingers and thumb, do you use the thumb only? I've also seen players kinda flicking their fingers down the strings and drawing them back up again... any advice for a beginning strummer appreciated
Check out some John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Dan Auerbach, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Joe Pass, and Wes Montgomery to get a feel for what they do. Look on youtube.
For strums I mostly flick my wrist and hit with the fingers on down and upstrokes. This might kinda hurt for upstrokes at first, but I developed righthand fingertip callouses pretty quickly and it's comfortable now.