EXAMPLE John DenVeR StYLe
[Bar 1] You can use a conventional pima picking hand pattern for this study but you may want to try adding some legato (hammer-ons and pull-offs) to avoid plucking the same string twice. If you do want to pick every note try to alternate pick strokes with different fingers – pick with the first (i) finger first and then the next note on the same string with the second (m) finger. [Bar 2] Anticipating what is happening in each bar is essential as although we are dealing with simple open chord shapes there is movement within each chord and so you want to always know where the fretting hand fingers have to get to next, in each case. [Bar 14] This D chord with F# in the bass (the 3rd of the D major) is a songwriter’s staple shape! If this one is new to you then commit it to memory and transpose it to other keys as it crops up all over the place.