In this lesson we identify the two different types of fingerpicking: the steady bass and and the alternating bass. I give you three examples and then slow them down so that you can better hear what is going on. When learning any song, take your time learning the bass before you apply yourself to learning the melody. We also discuss the importance of pressing on the strings, rather than picking them to get the best sound on the guitar.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Steady Bass Blues in A
Loop 0:32 Steady Bass Breakdown
Loop 7:00 Make Me A Pallet - Alternating Bass Example
Loop 7:36 Alternating Bass Breakdown
Loop 10:53 Blind Blake "Slow Drag" Example (Advanced)
Loop 14:07 Closing Thoughts