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HOLD AND STOP STRUMS
The words “Hold” and “Stop” are two other
common strums that we use.
Both the hold and stop strum start the same. You
strum the chord only once.
The difference is that the hold strum is left to
ring for its value e.g. one bar (4 counts), 2 counts,
or even just one count.
The stop strum though has its sound stopped
after the strum.
You can use either hand to gently rest on the
strings to stop the sound.
The Hold Strum.
Here you hit the chord once and leave it ring.
This example is for a G chord ringing for a whole bar or 4 counts.
This example is for a G and C each ringing for a half bar or 2 counts.
The Stop Strum.
Here you hit the chord once and stop its sound.
G
G C
G