We're re-issuing one of Chris's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Chris:
Solo flatpicked guitar can sound surprisingly rich and full. It is possible for us non-fingerpickers to play a melody whilst accompanying ourselves. And perhaps the best part is that it's actually pretty easy. The secret is getting the up/down flow going in your right hand mechanism so that you can switch between playing single notes and playing a gentle arpeggiated rhythm.
Note from Mike: this lesson has an absolutely beautiful, yet easy to learn arrangement. It's really worth a 60 second preview to see if you want to learn it.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Melody
Loop 0:50 How to Flatpick a Melody with Rhythm
Loop 7:50 Practice Loop of Melody in Isolation
Loop 8:35 Slow Example of Melody and Chord Practice Loop
Loop 10:50 Practice Loop of Melody with Rhythm
Loop 11:27 Closing Thoughts and Outro