EXAMPLE FOLK STYLE PIECE
[Bars 25-26, part 2] As this first phrase is based around the shape of an open D chord, it makes sense to use the following picking hand fingering: thumb = sixth string, first finger = third string, second finger = second string and third finger = first string. [Bar 30] Watch the slide up and down here so the pitching is correct. [Bars 32-34] the last three notes of bar 33 need to be fretted with standard ‘open D’ fingering so you can let these notes and the phrase in bars 33 and 34 ring together. [Bar 35] the first four notes of this lick need to be held down as a little chord shape, again so that the notes ring together. [Bars 37-38] the timing of these two licks in these two bars are a challenge. practise slowly to a metronome so you can feel the phrase, and then gradually increase the tempo. [Bars 39- 40] As with bars 25 and 26, the shape of this is your ‘open D’ so again, fret it as a standard open D chord and use the picking hand fingering as per bars 25 & 26. [Bars 41- 42] this F major pentatonic (F g A C D) based open string run isn’t played round a chord shape, but still try to keep as many notes as possible fretted down with your fingers clear of the other strings so all the notes can ring nicely together.