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How to play upper strings to sound like strumming while keeping bass note?

    E|----6--
    B|---6---
    G|--6----
    D|-------
    A|-------
    E|--6----

Like quick strumming, there should be almost no delay between notes.

Example

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Can you link to a sound file or a tube video, to make it more clear what you mean? –  n.m. Jan 12 at 20:26
    
I would say the title is rather misleading -- I thought it was about bass guitar –  Shevliaskovic Jan 12 at 21:05
    
I believe you want to play fast arpeggios. Does that soound right to you? –  n.m. Jan 14 at 16:31

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Pluck the bass note with your thumb. Strum the remaining notes with back of the nails of your 1st, 2nd or 3rd finger.

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As an alternative to Slim's technique, strum all strings but mute the A and D strings with the fretting hand. It is possible to mute these two strings for any particular fingering for the minor 7 voicing in question.

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