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Acoustic Fingerpicking Step-by-Step, Level 1B

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In this lesson, we'll do a playalong drill, using the new Variation #1 of the Four Step Fingerpicking Pattern. Playing this along with the video is great a way of developing your speed, and a nice even rhythm.

To review the new variation, 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".

In this lesson, we'll do a playalong exercise using the following chord progression:

//: Em / Em / C / C / Em / Em / D / D ://

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