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This right hand technique introduces the use of the 3rd finger into this song. Learn how to decorate a C or F Major chord by pinching the high E string at the top of the bar. I'll show you how to emphasize the importance of maintaining the correct picking pattern for the rest of the bar.

We'll practice with 2 bar exercise, one bar regular pattern, one bar with high pinch. Then we'll discuss style in decoration. For example, we use the high pinch to emphasize the top of a line, or a word that the singer feels is important. I'll discuss briefly my personal style for decoration, and how each player must develop their own sensibility in this department.

The song intro gives us an opportunity to use this skill as part of the vamp on C major.
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