#1
I'm trying to get a cleaner sound from my guitar when strumming chords and am having problems when it comes to chords such as D because the bottom E and A strings have to be muted.

I have small(ish) hands and cannot wrap my thumb around the neck to mute these strings so I have been working on my strumming technique to miss out the two strings. However I find that I cannot strum the four strings cleanly as I am concentrating on missing the top two and as such end up hitting one string harder than the other three.

Any advice guys?
#2
They don't necessarily have to be muted. Just play the 4 strings in D, rather than strumming all 6.
Make sure you practice strumming slowly at first.
Start with just playing D and strumming the 4 strings.
When you can do this flawlessly, play E (6 strings) followed by A (5 strings) followed by D (4 strings). This shouldn't be too hard because you are playing only 1 less string than before each chord change.
Then try some totally different changes: E-D-A, D-A-E, A-E-D.
#3
pratice the right technic
try to it ONLY the 4 last string
with time and pratice , it will become natural and you don't gonna hit the E and the A string when playing a D chord

for sure it could take time , concentration , and pratice
but thats a huge part of guitar =)
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#4
practice makes perfect mate, keep at it.
ummmm, i dunno of it would work but maybe you could palm mute the top two stings, wait a sec, i'll just give it a go, well, i cant get that to work, maybe you could strum with your finger and mute with your right hand thumb, i got that to work
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#5
just practise practise practise, and it'll just come to you, probably with out you noticing

do progressions like: G G G G, D D D D, C C C C, and that'll help you srtum different numbers of strings