Doing this comfortably may seem a little less natural than playing a downstroke. In doing even that, however, you create rhythm. Because you execute a downstroke quickly (even on slow songs) the separate strings are sounded virtually simultaneously.
For playing the progression in Figure 1, however, simply using repeated downstrokes is easiest. If you “pick-drag” in regular, even strokes, one per beat, adhering to a tempo (musical rate), you’re strumming the guitar in rhythm.
The thickest string is called the 6 th string. If you switch to an exotic alternate guitar tuning, the chord shapes all change. Power Chords Learn the lick that has them all – bends, slides and vibrato.