Example Lindsey Buckingham style
[Bar 27] A different feel here, as we arpeggiate a C major chord in the open position. You can use the ‘p i m’ approach, using the thumb for the fifth and fourth strings while the first and second take care of third and second strings. Alternatively, you can try the traditional ‘p i m a’ pattern which would see the thumb, first, second and third fingers pluck the fifth, fourth, third and second respectively – it’s hard at this tempo, though. [Bar 28] These fast strummed chords are another feature of Lindsey’s style, and almost hint at a flamenco influence. I’d pluck the open fourth string with the picking-hand thumb, then use a rapid alternating down and upstroke with the first finger to strum the chord.