Given that this whole sub-genre of guitar music is called "flatpicking," I feel that for this week we should spend some time discussing how the flatpick actually is interacting with the string. You'll notice that just as you can change the tone of the guitar by moving your hand from the sound hole (which sounds bass-y) to just in front of the bridge (which is treble-y), you can also change the tone by the angle of the pick when you play a string. We'll walk through the various options, and why they sound and feel the way they do. We'll also talk about "rest strokes" and how they can help your g-runs to be loud and authoritative*.
*There's nothing sadder than a wimpy g-run!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:41 Different Tones with Pick Rotation
Loop 5:53 String Vibration and Rest Strokes
Loop 10:13 Breakdown of G-Runs and D-Runs
Loop 13:12 Run-Through of White Dove with G-Runs and D-Runs
Loop 14:31 How to Practice and Taking a "Mental Snapshot" When Your Playing Well