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Folk/Blues 7

Adding Some Melody Notes

This lesson attempts to explain how to add melody notes to the rhythmic pattern established in the previous lesson.

I am improvising a fairly simple tune using my little finger on the top two strings - this is fairly easy to play on its own but trying to achieve it while keeping the rhythm pattern going is another matter entirely - as I say in the video it took me years of practice to achieve.

All I can say is keep persevering and hopefully it will "click" into place at some stage - meanwhile just trying to get anywhere with this style will do wonders for your right hand technique in general.

The tab is just a rough sketch of what I'm playing but I don't think you can really get too far by studying the tab - you need to get the feel of the rhythm and develop from there.