Example SARAH JAROSZ style
[Bar 1] The first thing is to become comfortable with the repeating bass figure, which in this case is played on the sixth and fourth strings. Count ‘1 GUITAR TECHNIQUES 2 31 GUITAR and 2 and TECHNIQUES 3 and 4 and’ to get 2 31 this in place, preferably with a metronome GUITAR so you can TECHNIQUES get used to the underlying 2 31 pulse. [Bar 3] You should see that although the chords are changing, the rhythmic pattern remains the same with the syncopation in the same place each time. [Bar 5] Here’s a change and a very common type of embellishment on the first beat with the hammer- on from the open third string to the 2nd fret. This can be a tricky technique to execute while maintaining the rhythm so get used to this section on its own first. [Bar 7] Here the rhythmic embellishment from bar 5 is flipped so now it appears on the bass line from the open 5th string to the 2nd fret.