Picking Patterns - Lesson four
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 is similar to pattern three. Again as you can see the pattern jumps up and down rather than going straight up or down. Instead of playing from the lowest note to the highest, you play the lowest note, jump to the second highest, skipping to the 2nd lowest, then the highest..
Here you can see you are playing four bars of D using your thumb (p) to pluck the 4th string, followed by your middle finger (m) playing the 2nd string, index finger (i) plays the 3rd string and finally the ring finger (a) playing the 1st string. Again we are using one pluck per beat, with bars 5 and 6 are using a C chord with the pattern only changing for the thumb which now plucks the 5th string rather than the 4th, and again two bars of G where the thumb now plucks the 6th string.
Next we will play the same pattern using a plectrum.
The chord progression is exactly the same. Like lesson three you have to alternate the up and down strokes. This is an important technique to master as it will help you greatly with playing scales smoothly. Again take your time with this one as it is similar enough to lesson three, but different enough to be confusing.
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