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Folk/Blues 2

Alternating Bass

This lesson elaborates on the basic technique by adding an alternating bass note to the basic pattern.


This note is the low G found on the bottom string and replaces the C note on the third beat of each bar - in the video I explain how I get that note, but if you can play the alternative open C using all 4 fingers as in the diagram you can achieve the same effect without having to move your left hand.

It is not a bad idea though to get your left hand moving as part of the rhythm.