The Foundation for Bluegrass Rhythm
And so it begins...Alternating bass notes and strums. Boom-Chucks galore. Chord shapes in the key of G to prepare you for a whole lotta Bluegrass.
Use a rest stroke on your Bass notes to produce a strong note, and a slight accent on your strum/chuck. It’s okay to hit more or less than 3 strings on your strum, just keep that rhythm going. Keep those fingers close to the frets. That will allow you to press down with the least effort. When your fingers get tired, take a break, come back in a couple hours, or the next day. You’ll get those callouses eventually!