Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Flatpicking arpeggios, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, now for flat picking arpeggios. Typically, when you first start flat picking you're doing things just on one string, or maybe crossing strings a little bit, but for full on arpeggios you're changing strings rapidly. Now, you can get some really cool sounds, and it's great to mix in with your single lines, but there are some exercises here that are designed to help you work on flat picking arpeggios. So, let's check out this next example. One, two, three, four.
All right, now for Love and Trains. So, this song is in 12/8 feel. So, it has this nice rolling smooth sound to it. You're alternate picking throughout. And what that means is each grouping, each pulse you're going to pick down up down up down up down up down up down up. Okay, so just keep that flowing throughout, always alternate picking. And I hope you enjoy this one, here we go.
One, two, three, four.
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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