EXAMPLE PAUL SIMON STYLE
[Bar 19] The inner-voice movement on this A minor chord is another example of how the great songwriters get more mileage out of one chord. This type of sound also reflects the jaz z influence within Simon’s playing. [Bar 25] There are several different picking-hand approaches you can take to sound the chords on beat two – you could pluck both with the thumb, first and second fingers; or conversely you could lightly brush down then up the strings with the picking hand first fingernail, Paul McCartney st yle. [Bar 27] And again, there are several methods to pluck the D chords here – either use a traditional ‘pima’ approach where the thumb takes care of the four th string, the first finger plucks the third string and so on; or use the thumb to pick the fourth string, and the thumb, first and second fingers to pick the third, second and first strings.