Learn how to combine strumming and single note picking, not only for our arrangement of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” but for any song you play.
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Since our next Topic of the Month is Finger Picking it seemed like a good idea to show how you can add simple techniques you already know from single note playing and strumming to spice up your finger picking playing as well.
Let’s finish our look at “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” by looking at a slightly more complicated strumming pattern as well as learning about a new voicing of the G7 chord.
In this podcast we’ll continue to explore how to sing and play at the same time, using “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” as our example.
In this podcast we’ll take a look at getting comfortable with strumming with an eye toward being able to sing and play at the same time.
In this podcast we’ll make an arrangement for the last half of the verse and also do something fun with the chorus of the old Irish folksong, “The Star of the County Down.”
Our latest podcast begins a look at the Irish folksong, “The Star of the County Down.” Not to worry – we’ve prepared a “cheat sheet” for you.
In this podcast we’ll make use of rests, combining them with simple arpeggios to create space while strumming, especially in slower songs.
This podcast gives us an introduction to some very important strumming techniques – anticipation, dynamics, and using rests as part of a strumming pattern.
Let’s wrap up our work with the traditional song, “Streets of Laredo,” one that some of you may recognize from Johnny Cash’s “American Recordings IV.”