EXAMPLE7 chord-based classical piece
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Here’s an arrangement of the French composer erik satie’s Gymnopedie #1 (1888). It lends itself perfectly to this type of approach – the fretting hand handles the chords while the picking hand plays the melody. One aspect that makes things simpler is the that the rhythm of the chord accompaniment is consistent throughout. As mentioned earlier, the key to playing a piece like this is to focus on the notes that are played simultaneously in both hands.