This post covers the pick strum pattern using E-Minor.
When strumming chords on an electric guitar as opposed to playing scales, we float the right hand over the strings (hovering about a quarter of an inch) centered somewhere between the bridge and where the neck begins.
Pick the top E string and strum the rest with a steady beat using down strokes. Equal time between the “pick” and the “strum”. A good goal would be to execute this at 60 bpm on the metronome. The movement of the hand is generated by moving the elbow joint rather than the wrist.
On an acoustic guitar, its the same as for electric guitar only your right hand is centered where the sound hole meets the wood of the guitar. The movement of the hand is generated by moving the elbow joint rather than the wrist.
The “pick strum” pattern over A-Minor is the same idea as E-Minor, only now you will pick the A string followed by a strum on the remaining strings.
E-Minor x 2 (pick, strum, pick , strum)
A-Minor x 2 (pick, strum, pick , strum)
E-Minor x 1 (pick, strum)
A-Minor x 1 (pick, strum)
E-Minor x 1 (strum only)