pattern 3 alternating bass
The alternating bass style is great for self-accompaniment, as it beefs up the 3 bottom end and helps to give the impression of more than one guitarist playing at once. This pattern will help get you up to speed with using your thumb as a metronome, but without any awkward syncopation to trip over. Aim for an even attack between the thumb and fingers, and take heed of the picking fingers.
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