Chris Eldridge

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Creating A Rhythm Guitar Tapestry

Hello All!

This week I'm going to show you the crosspicked rhythm guitar that I sometimes use when playing this tune or other songs or tunes at a similar tempo. The idea is that it is you can create a continuous "tapestry" of accompaniment rather than just strums. A key part of this sound is employing open strings that can ring through while you are changing chord shapes.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:53 Breakdown Of Crosspicked Rhythm Guitar

Loop 18:25 Closing Thoughts

Loop 19:06 Outro





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MarkB Apr 21, 2017

Nice at the end, and Chris, you do that sort of thing without too much of a plan. Very impressive. Anyway, having fun with the tab. Almost committed it to memory, just need to get up to your speed now.

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Apr 17, 2017

Thanks you guys!

Jeff Falke
Jeff Falke Apr 15, 2017

Loving this lesson! Thanks for sharing it Chris!

Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Apr 14, 2017

Thanks for the back story ... just do that Critter crosspicking thing ... classic. It is very pleasing to the ear, mesmerizing and fun to watch you play it.  I'd be 112 years old before I could play that but thanks for showing it.

Jeff Caldwell
Jeff Caldwell Apr 14, 2017

Another beauty, Chris!  BTW, you and Julian and Aoife were great in Lexington, KY a few weeks ago.  Inspiring.

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