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getting a quicker arpeggio?

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Finding these quite tricky. My lesson book introduces it using “Scarborough Fair” with a thumb strike followed by an “index” “middle” ring” “middle” “index” pattern.

I seem to have trouble picking the notes fast enough to maintain a proper tempo. I suspect my problem may be that I am taking too much string, although I am trying just to use the edge of the finger. Any suggestion on technique for playing these?


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hey dave, iam no expert on this but i know with me i just worked on them at a slow pace and tried to play clean notes with the right finger on the right string.. as much asi hate them you might try the dreded metronome. good luck

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