For this week’s lesson we will be looking in detail at the syncopations that Norman uses on the A part of Under the Double Eagle. The trick to this lesson is that your right hand never stops playing 16th notes in an up/down pattern. This means that the syncopations are felt based on where you place the melody notes within the steady flow of 16th notes.
Under the Double Eagle is a GREAT solo flatpicking number that sounds full and complete even without another accompaniest. The thing that makes that work is maintaining that stream of 16th notes.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Syncopated Melody
Loop 0:45 Breakdown of Syncopated Melody
Loop 15:00 Closing Thoughts and Outro