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Finger Picking

September. A chill in the air? Not here in Texas. Its very hot here, and it seems taht each day is an ozone alert day. Swell…yet another reason to stay inside. I think that working on this picking pattern exercise should keep you people busy! It features a strong 4 note feel with a strong accent on the 1st of each group of 4. (1) 2 3 4 (1) 2 3 4 (1) 2 3 4 (1) 2 3 4 Get it? I use 3 finger picking technique and the rakes land even. If you use 2 fingers, just alternate. John Aldrete (Racer X) was the king of this.



----------16-18-16-17-18-17-16-14-16-17-16-14-----------
-16-17-18-------------------------------------17--------
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----------12-16-12-14-16-14-12-11-12-14-12-11-----------
-12-14-16-------------------------------------14--------
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----------9-12-9-11-12-11-9-7-9-11-9-7------------------
-9-10-12-------------------------------10---------------
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----------5-9-5-7-9-7-5-4-5-7-5-4-----------------------
-5-7-9-----------------------------7-5------------------
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Once you’ve slowly dissected these patterns, start working with your metronome to create fluidity. This exercise is closely related to what a violinistmight encounter in a pattern studies workbook. Later planet.

– Kyle

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