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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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A Myriad of Voicings – The Beauty of Open G

As far as chords go, open G is one of my favorites. It’s got quite a few variations to fit a myriad of moods that can be used in a variety of styles. In this lesson, we’re concentrating mainly on acoustic sounds, with one soft rock riff thrown in for good measure.

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Acoustic Techniques – Thumb Index Pattern With Embellishments

This lesson takes a look at a thumb and index finger right hand pattern along with some embellishment ideas to colour it.

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