Example JOAN BAEZ STYLE
Bar 1] We are in standard ‘pima’ picking hand territory here so you can use the thumb for the sixth, fifth and fourth strings and the first, second and third fingers for the third, second and first strings respectively.
[Bar 2] although the underlying chord is simply e minor, this is the sort of approach that Baez takes to adding some melodic interest. ascending and descending e Minor scale ideas on the fourth string are used to add some movement and melody to the sequence.
[Bar 5] listen out for the acceleration on the second half of beat two; this rapid downpicking on the fourth and third strings hints at the Spanish influence in Baez’s playing.
[Bar 12] The simple lick on beat four at the end of this bar is one of the archetypal 1960s folk licks – any player worth their salt was aware of this phrase that was used to embellish a G major chord and you’ll hear it in Paul Simon’s playing too.