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Blackbird Fingerpicking

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 100
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

We can take each of these chords and apply a fingerpicking pattern to them which incorporates the open G string. There are 3 patterns that I like to use, and all of them are of different lengths before they repeat.
  • Mms. 1-2 show a pattern that repeats every 4 eighth notes. This is pretty steady.
  • Mms. 3-4 show a pattern that repeats every 3 eighth notes. This gives a nice 3 on 2 feel, but is not as steady.
  • Mms. 5-6 show a pattern that repeats every 2 eighth notes. Very steady, but can get boring if you use it too long.
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