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Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 130
Pages: 1

Still using slow analog picking techniques? This high speed finger workout will bring you into the digital age.

Left-hand fingering is based entirely around these Transposable Chord shapes.
E (Major)
B(7)
E (Major)
The chord shapes should not be held rigidly, rather each finger should hold down the note as it is required - you fingers will look rather like a spiders' legs running across the fretboard.
However, in the first 2 Bars (for example), the 4th string finger may be used as a anchor (not lifted).

Right-hand picking is very straight-forward :-
2 1 T 2 1 T 1 2 1 T 1 2 1 T 1 T | ... [ T=Thumb, 1=1st finger, 2=2nd finger ]
  • Practice slowly to start, at a much slower Tempo, until your fingers can play completely relaxed
  • Build up speed gradually.
  • If you get any pain in your hands, stop immediately
    There should be little or no pressure required in either hand when played correctly
  • I would not recommend playing at speeds above 140 bpm for any length of time.
2002R.J.Payman
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