This week’s lesson is a review of sorts - but a very important one. Because Billy In The Lowground is a fairly technical tune in the sense that it is pure flatpicking, I wanted to remind everyone about good physical habits and kinesthetic mindfulness. It can be easy to get lost in the puzzle of flatpicking - where are the notes, what are the chord changes, am I supposed to be playing an upstroke or a downstroke, etc. - but it is always important to stay aware of how your body is reacting. Are you tense, are you holding your breath, is the pick moving freely? A lot of times the good physical habits that you’ve worked on cultivating go out the window when you’re working on something new. In this weeks lesson we’ll look at some common pitfalls, as well as some useful tips to keep your flatpicking loose and easy.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Billy In The Lowground
Loop 1:57 Tension and Flow
Loop 17:46 Closing Thoughts