Crosspicking is one of the great, under-appreciated flatpicking techniques. Pioneered by the Stanley Brothers' George Shuffler, crosspicking imitates the percolating, 3 against 4 feel of a bluegrass banjo roll. But unlike the hell-for-leather roll of a Ralph Stanley's banjo, crosspicking sounds wonderfully chilled out.
This week we're going to look at a very basic way to play the melody to Banks of the Ohio using both alternate picking and the George Shuffler-esque Down-Down-Up right-hand scheme.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Banks of the Ohio
Loop 0:00 Introduction to Crosspicking
Loop 6:20 Overview of Down, Down Up (DDU) Crosspicking
Loop 9:20 How to Crosspick the Melody of Banks of the Ohio
Loop 12:04 Slow Practice Loop
Loop 12:52 At Tempo Practice Loop
Loop 13:25 How the Chords and Melody Fit Together
Loop 17:18 Closing Thoughts and Outro