Lesson 10 Re: Plucking

 

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In this lesson, we will learn more fingerstyle plucking patterns.

 

Exercise 10A

 

Let’s try the plucking pattern using the C chord:

 

p i m i a i m i

 

  • Set the metronome to 4/4 and 80.
  • Increase the tempo to 90 & then 100 when you get more comfortable with the plucking pattern.
Exercise 10B

 

Let’s use the plucking pattern in Exercise 10A to play Leaving on a Jet Plane:

  • Set the metronome to 4/4 and 80.
  • Increase the tempo to 90 & then 100 when you get more comfortable with the plucking pattern.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

 

Exercise 10C

 

Let’s try the plucking pattern using the C chord:

 

p – m a i m

  • ‘–‘ indicates a rest in the half-beat.
  • This is a common plucking method for songs with 3/4 time signature.
  • Set the metronome to 3/4 and 80.
  • Increase the tempo to 90 & then 100 when you get more comfortable with the plucking pattern.
Exercise 10D

 

Let’s use the plucking pattern in Exercise 10C to play The Only Exception:

  • Set the metronome to 3/4 and 80.
  • Increase the tempo to 90 & then 100 when you get more comfortable with the plucking pattern.

The Only Exception

 

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