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Let's Ramp it up! Full-Measure Variation #1

 

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Acoustic Fingerpicking Step-by-Step, Level 1B

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This lesson introduces Variation #1 of the Four Step Fingerpicking Pattern. This is a highly versatile and popular acoustic fingerpicking style. You'll be pleasantly surprised how easy this new pattern is!

This variation will grow the pattern from a half measure, to a full measure of music in 4/4 time.

For this pattern, the second half of the measure will be our old buddy, the Four Step Pattern (thumb on the bass note, middle finger on the highest string, thumb on the third string, index finger on the second string). The count for these notes is "Three And Four And".

The first half of the pattern will start with the thumb on the bass note, for a count of "One And". This is followed by the thumb on the third string, and then the index finger on the second string, for a count of "Two And".

Try this pattern on a variety of chords. In the next lesson, we'll do a playalong exercise with three chords.

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