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30 July 2008, Wednesday

As you strum, the fingers or pick brushed through the guitar strings near the soundboard hole. There are two main strum stroke, down stroke and up stroke.

 Diagram Strumming pattern can be recorded down in some ways. Below is one of the example:

/ /\ \/\

According to the diagram above, / represents downstroke while \ represents upstroke.

Besides, this is another style with drawings of arrows. Some of them seems to be 'floating' and others were on base. The upstoke and downstroke are obviously presented by the direction of the arrow. Please take note the direction of the arrow: