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Old West Acoustic – Hybrid Picking Arpeggios With Moving Bass Line

I’ve always been a fan of both Old West style movies and their accompanying soundtracks. This lesson takes inspiration from the dusty, arid landscapes of yore, exploring hybrid picking technique and adding a moving bass line within a natural minor context.

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Dark Folk Guitar – Harmonic Minor Octave Sequencing

In this lesson. we get creative and travel to the dark side by exploring the Harmonic Minor scale using a melodic etude designed to improve octave fretting and shifting technique, as well as fundamental muting skills.

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Phrygian Drone – Eastern Flavours

Hybrid picking technique is an important part of acoustic guitar playing, adding depth and dynamics to one’s sound and arsenal. In this lesson, sharpen your chops with this acoustic drone riff, derived from the phrygian and phrygian dominant scales.

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Embellishing a Ballad Style Idea

A simple progression played with some tender fingerpicking and some tasty embellishments is the focus of the day in this lesson for those that like their acoustic music soft and soothing.

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Folk Melody Etude

In this lesson we construct a melodic theme and use a few variations to create an etude in the Folk style.

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Acoustic Techniques – Ballad Style

In today’s lesson, we’re focusing on some fairly straightforward embellishments using an open G chord. I’m using hybrid picking, which means to use both the pick and fingers at the same time, but this can also be adapted to use a purely fingerstyle approach, too.

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