If I play a melody with the rythm like fourth, eight, eight, how should I move my hands?
My books says it should be a downstroke on the first fourth, downstroke on the first eight and an upstroke on the second eight. My question is, what is my hand supposed to do during the second half of the fourth. Is it supposed to do the upstroke motion, but "missing" the string, or does it not matter what it does? Or something else?
When it comes to more tricky melodies, like eight, fourth, fourth-tid-to-eigth, should I continue the up-down pattern and just be missing strings intentionally in order to keep the rythm. My understanding is that I should do this while strumming chords, but I'm not sure if I'm also suppsed to do it while playing melodies.
The missing strings method seems good for keeping rythm, but also way harder, but maybe it will be better in the long run?
I'm a complete beginner as you can probably tell and just started playing some months ago.