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Guitar Techniques - - LESSON|LEARNING ZONE -

This is a sim­ple Cash-style pat­tern that he would of­ten use: root of the chord (A), strum, 5th of the chord (E), strum. There are many vari­a­tions on this ap­proach but this is the clas­sic Cash move.

t2he5D27 chord – the root (D)Sis­tu­alater­rtn'satAed­cowuit­shtic the 5th (A) for the bass ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

The bass ac­com­pa­ni­ment pat­tern doesn’t al­ways have to in­clude open strings. On an E chord you have root (E) fol­lowed by the 5th (B), which ap­pears on the 2nd fret of the fifth string. Plus, the pat­tern doesn’t al­ways have to go root-5th: there are many oc­ca­sions where you’ll hear root-3rd used as the bass pSaTt­tYerLnE,es­pe­cially over G and C chords where it falls un­der the fin­gers.

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