Not easy! The strums with x are muted by relaxing the chord hand fingers. It's best to practice this with a B major barre chord, E shape 7th fret (root note on string 6). Essentially, your strumming hand just keeps strumming and it's your chord have that presses down to create this distinctive rhythm known as the Bo Diddley beat! A full tutorial for this pattern is in the DVD/ download only lessons in my Strumming course!
Here's a great live version of Faith where the guitars are nice and loud so you can hear them clearly. Even live, what a voice he had!
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