Picking Patterns - Lesson five
By now you should be used to the fingering and plectrum notation so I'll not repeat in here, but if you're not sure then have a look at one of the preceding lessons.
This pattern introduces the concept of mixing and matching patterns to fit the mood of the music. This will potentially make your music more interesting for the listener. Rather than thinking of this as a pattern in its own right, think of it as pattern one for one bar, followed by pattern two then pattern three and pattern four for one bar each. If you’re not sure of the fingering for these then check the descriptions on earlier patterns.
You’ll note that I’ve included four bars for each chord here. That’s just to allow you to use the four pattern loop on each chord. Again feel free to use any other chord combination as long as you have one chord with a base note on the fourth, one for the fifth and one for the fifth. An example could be Dm, Am and Em..
and again, as usual, using the plectrum.
Again be consistent with the plectrum work as it remains important that you alternate up and down where appropriate.
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