Picking Patterns - Lesson six 6/8 time
Up until now all the patterns have been in 4/4 time, that is four beats per bar. This pattern is in 6/8 time so you count to six rather than four. This pattern is effectively a mixture of pattern one followed by the last two beats of pattern two.
This should sound very familiar to you and is a suitable pattern for songs such as Everybody Hurts by REM. For copyright reasons I’ll let you figure out the exact chords used for that song, but two of them are in this pattern.
By now you should be used to the p,i,m,a finger notation so I’ll only explain further if there are any specific fingering problems that I think you may come across. As long as you continue to use the thumb (p) for the bass notes and one finger each for the remaining top three strings then everything should sort itself out quite easily
For the plectrum we're really doing a combination of pattern one and pattern two. The first three notes in each bar are picked downwards and the last three are picked upwards.
This ends the first six patterns.
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