Difficulty strumming on off beat

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JamieD
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Difficulty strumming on off beat

Post by JamieD » May 7th, 2017, 11:51 pm

I’ve been strumming away on the guitar for a few years now, just very basic stuff that I can sing along with. Decided that I needed to improve so started with Active Melody and decided to start from scratch with the beginner lessons. 67% through and adding the 7th chords to the first couple of simple songs. Have no trouble with Yankee Doodle even at 120 bpm but really struggle with When The Saints even at 60 bpm because of the strumming on the off beat. My hands just want to get back on the beat all the time. Has anybody else had this problem? I thought maybe the order of the lessons should be changed to have Yankee doodle first but that might just be me.

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