Chris Eldridge

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Banks of the Ohio

Rolling and Rippling Accompaniment

We're re-issuing one of Chris's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Chris: 

One of the great things about Banks of the Ohio (or another pretty folk song) is that it presents an opportunity to use different accompanimental approaches. For instance, you could play it with a basic bass-note strum pattern, a fingerpicking pattern, or a rippling arpeggiated pattern. They would all work and sound good, each with it's own flavor. This week we're going to look at the basics of how to play the arpeggiated approach.

This is one of my favorite techniques in acoustic guitar accompaniment.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Rhythm Accompaniment

Loop 1:10 Breakdown of Rolling, Rippling Rhythm Guitar

Loop 11:10 Practice Loop of Rolling, Rippling Accompaniment


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 12:06 Adding Strums for Accents

Loop 15:12 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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