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Picking Patterns Continued (Arpeggio Picking 2)

Following the first lesson on picking arpeggio patterns, here we’re going to develop the ‘hybrid’ picking style a bit further. You can try this technique out on acoustic or electric guitar, but if you are using an electric, it is best to stick to a clean sound, at least until you’ve got the patterns down.

Here’s one way of conveying the patterns discussed in the video. Anything in (brackets) should be played at the same time.

Pattern 1: R (321)
Pattern 2: R 3 (12)
Pattern 3: (R2) 3 R 1 2 3
Pattern 4: R (32) (R1) 2 3 2
Pattern 5: R (32) (R1) 234

Bonus points if you can figure out how many times I said “um” in this lesson!

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