I made a video to help a friend with this lesson and a post on the APM forum so I thought I would at least share it over here too so it would help more than one person. Just trying to be more efficient with my time. SlowFingers referenced this lesson and needed some video help. I cannot honor all requests. Just trying to help a fellow player. SEE POST BELOW.
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Just wanted to post this where you can watch it and not have it clog up your email box. Plus it may help others. Hope this helps you through the strumming issues. This is a real important technique you are stuck on. If you watch my video you will see me use this same technique in a few other examples too. You just upstroke with the pick then immediately come down on the strings with the karate side of your hand. Very relaxed wrist and arm is the key. If you look real close you can also see my fretting hand letting up the pressure on the strings as I mute with my picking hand. This makes both of my hands work together to mute the strings. The picking hand is not doing all of the muting. My fret hand never leaves the string when they mute but they lift up just enough to help.
As requested I listened to the MP3s and looked at this lesson by David Hodge on Guitarnoise HERE
Then I made this VIDEO CLIP 1.9mb WMV
Hope this helps you along. Let us know how your progress goes. It's all about getting better and having fun doing it