Many beginning guitar players, without even realizing it, struggle with this when they are learning to strum chords. The good news is that there is a simple and immediate fix that will help you get rid of this problem for good.
The Issue –
When you start out playing guitar and you first learn to play chords, you put all of your focus on just playing the chords. Once you have the chords down and it is time to either play songs or create your own strumming patterns, it still doesn’t sound or feel right to you. You are not alone here, this is the stage that most beginning guitar players find themselves stuck in and may even think that if they just keep playing the same things over and over again, the problem will go away.
It is possible that the issue may get better over time but it is unlikely that it will go away for good. The reason it won’t go away is that you haven’t:
1) Figured out what the issue is 2) Taken steps to fix the issue
The Fix –
When you have your chords and are able to switch between them smoothly but playing songs or your strum patterns still don’t sound or feel right, the problem is with your picking hand. This is a very common issue for beginning guitar players and the good news is that there is an easy fix for this.