Exam ple LAURA MARLING style
[Bar 1] Although we are dealing with a standard chord progression in A minor, the voicing of this Amadd9 chord makes things just that bit more interesting than a standard A minor shape. The ‘add9’ refers to the fact that it has a B note, the 9th of A, included in the chord which comes in the form of the open second string. [Bar 2] See how the B now functions as the major 7th of the C chord and then as the #11th of the F chord in the next bar. We can refer to this B note as a ‘pedal tone’ or as a ‘common tone’ between all the chords. [Bar 9] A slight change in fingerpicking pattern here; nothing too drastic but you may want to think about which fingerpicking approach you are using, as several apply. You could used the traditional method of saying the picking hand thumb takes care of the three bass strings while the first, second and third fingers take care of third, second and first strings respectively. Alternatively, in this case you may also bring the first finger up to take care of the fourth string – so the bass string motion becomes thumb to first finger. Experiment and see what works best for you.