#3
I hold my thumb and middlefinger together loosely and on the downstroke use the nail of my middlefinger and on the upstroke the nail of my thumb.
#5
the invisible pick method is the proper way i think.
but i use my thumb, i curl the rest of my fingers, and then just slap it around, works well for me.
but i use picks, so its not too much of a problem o_o
#8
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I do it flemenco style, or skiffle style. You kinda flick with your finger nails.


Yes, this rules. Takes some practise though.
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#9
Wow. How has no one said that THERE IS NO "PROPER" WAY TO STRUM.

There are a number of different standards here:
1. Strumming with the thumb: it works, but you get a rather bass-y, low tone
2. Strumming with fingernail (e.g. middle): gives you a very loud, sharp tone
3. "invisible pick" method: I don't know, never tried
4. rasguedo (flamenco method): the "best" I've seen, gives you a sound very close to a pick-strum, yet still its own. It takes a bit of practice to be able to do properly.

Strum however you want. Get the sound you like. There are no rules for strumming.

EDIT: The rasguedo technique can be seen extensively in this video.
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#10
I usualy use the back of my index finger,sort of like holding a pick and just strummming it that way having my thumb and index finger hit the strings
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#11
it doesn't rly matter wich fingers u use, I think.


atm I'm trying to strum WITH a pick , because I've been playing in a classical guitar for almost a year and I just got an electric, but when I played the classical I strummed with my nails, strum down with tour index's, middle finger's and ring finger's nails and strum upwards with u'r thumb's nail
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