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Country Matters

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Style: Country · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 100
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Here's another example of the "Dead Thumb" technique. This one incorporates the constant bass line with sustained lead notes giving it a pedal steel guitar feeling.Unlike the previous example this one has a sweet, folk feel to it more in the style of the great Clarence White.Like the previous example it get's easier over time.Again, try playing this example both with a pick and without. (If you feel adventerous try these two examples with a thumb pick. Though not that common in some styles, the thumb pick is a regular feature in country, blues and folk guitar. It also gives a more pronounced bass attack while allowing three fingers free to play lead lines or chords.)
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