People starting to learn guitar has a pretty hard time at first. When you do an upstroke on the guitar, you don't have to use all six strings. Usually, people would just play the 3 first strings. If you dig your pick into the guitar strings, it would be hard to get through all of them so only use the pick when you really need more volume. When playing songs on the guitar, most songs are in four-four time. When you here a drummer yell "1 2 3 4", those are the beats to the songs. Try counting "1 2 3 4", and start strumming with downstrokes on the guitar. Do the downstroke when you say "1". If you strum on every beat, you would be strumming quarter notes.
The E Minor Chord
To play an E minor chord, you would put your second finger on the second fret of the 5th string and your 3rd finger on the second fret of the 4th string. Make sure you don't have your fingers brushing against the neighboring strings. When you have you the chord in place, strum each individual string slowly so you can hear it clearly.
A chord progression is a specific order of chords that you play together. The song that we will play only has the two chords that we learned. You will start off with the E minor chord for one measure "1 2 3 4" and then you will play the C major chord for one measure "1 2 3 4". Start by playing whole notes or strumming each chord on "1" of each measure.
Created with images by Jeremy Allouche - "Limitied Edition" • Lacey Williams - "Breedlove Guitar"