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[Bar 3] Having set up the alternating bassline we can now focus on putting a simple syncopated melody over the top. If you are new to this style one of the biggest challenges can be co-ordinating the hammer-ons and pull-offs against the bassline so start slow if this is the case. [Bar 8] Small elements of phrasing can also provide challenges, such as this slight bend on the first string, 3rd fret. It’s subtle, so don’t dig in too hard. [Bar 13] Much of effective fingerstyle playing comes from learning the various picking hand patterns that fingerpickers employ. This pattern is particularly common so internalise it and, when you see it again in another context, it will feel a lot more familiar.