ACOUSTIC GUITAR 018: Folk Fingerpicking Patterns - Vol. 2

Acoustic Guitar 018: 

Folk Fingerpicking Patterns - Vol. 2...

The second volume of this two-volume lesson plan on folk fingerpicking will focus on more detailed picking patterns that are generally used by folk instrumentalist guitar players.

Vol. 2 contains a collection of; alternating bass patterns (that incorporate two-note chords), bass-line melodies set into a compound meter, and single-note lines mixed against arpeggios. Plus, there's a bonus "Travis-picking" riff in the style of "Chet Atkins."

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Example one, sets a pattern in motion that operates between the 6th to 2nd guitar strings. The pattern applies a uniform string layout in the key of "F# Minor." A small layer of 2-note harmony (dyads) is applied on the 2nd and 3rd guitar strings.

Example two, focuses on the application of bass-line melodic ideas matched with upper-register phrases in the key of "G Major." The added compound meter feel produces a beautiful sounding folk pattern that locks down the key center

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PART TWOThe exercise in example three matches and tracks bass lines across arpeggios. The phrase takes chords from the key of "D Major" (A Mixolydian) and includes two fingerpicking patterns that are applied across two measures.

Example four, introduces a "Chet Atkins" style Travis-picking pattern. This example operates in the key of "E Major." It  applies the picking pattern to the first three measures, across three chords of the key, ("E," "C#m," and "A"). Measure four is rather unique in how it arpeggiates the keys "V-chord" (B Major).

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