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Banks of the Ohio

Playing Melody While Acompanying Yourself

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:

Print Print Chords & Tab

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


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 11:27 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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