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  1. Alec
    May 22, 2012 @ 16:09:42

    What is the last chord/strings you’re hitting after the four measures of alternating Am and E chords?

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    • David Hodge
      May 22, 2012 @ 17:23:42

      Hi Alec

      Are you referring to the very last MP3 file? That would be an Am chord, done with a simple downstroke. It’s a good way to end the song.

      Hope this helps. Looking forward to chatting with you again.

      Peace

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  2. Wolf
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 02:54:18

    Mr. Hodges,

    In the first section with the chord arpeggios, when playing the 6th, 5th & 4th strings with pulgar, the note is not consistent even though it is on an open string at times. To be clearer, when playing the C chord or the Am, the 6th is not fretted but your staff notation shows a different note.

    Why is this? Am I completely misunderstanding?

    Thank you.

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  3. Marijke
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 05:59:50

    I’m very impressed with this lesson and am definitely going to give it a try. I just want to know: this is the first time I’m attempting fingerpicking, so is this where I should start? I’ve no one to teach me and no clue on how to begin. It’s all very intimidating

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  4. Wolf
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 23:12:31

    Mr. Hodge,

    I am going to partially answer my own question. As Doyle’s Holmes once remarked, I was seeing without observing. I thought you’d written six notes in a measure; there are only five. And my books revealed to me that one does not play certain notes on certain chords, something else I just learned today. Which makes sense, since until this point I have only done arpeggio exercises in classical/spanish oriented books.

    Thanks for posting these great articles to broaden my skills!

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