Etude No.2 - Rhythmic Diversity

by Chris Harrington

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  • HEY GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson where we take a look at playing fingerstyle patterns with interesting rhythmic groupings to create evolving melodic lines. If you have played travis picking before you will this lesson a lot easier.

    The etude looks at using a minim/crotchet pulse and a dotted crotchet melody, this creates an evolving set of combinations in the right hand and interesting pattern development in the overall guitar part. For a bit of fun this grouping is flipped in the B section where we put the dotted crotchet pattern in the bass and the melody part takes on a quaver pulse.

    This piece also brings about some fun stretches that should be great for building up finger dexterity/strength

    I Hope you have fun with this piece and keep a look out for etude 3 soon!

    Chris

    GEAR: TAYLOR BIG BABY (ELIXIR NANOWEB STRINGS)

    TIME: 4/4
    TEMPO: 120BPM
    KEY: G MAJOR

    | G | Am | Bb | C | Gadd9 | A5 | Fadd9 |

    | B7b9/D# | G | F/A | Bb | C | G | A |

    | Fmaj#11 | Fmaj#11 |


    | G | Am | Bb | C | Gadd9 | A5 | Fadd9 |

    | B7b9/D# | G | F/A | Bb | C | G | A |

    | Fmaj#11 | Fmaj#11 | Amadd9 | Amadd9 |

    | Fmaj#11 | Fmaj#11 | Amadd9 | Amadd9 |

    | Fmaj#11 | Fmaj#11 | Gadd9 |

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