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Crosspicking, Part 4: Crosspicking Exercises

This lesson is part of the course Advanced Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn the essential techniques of bluegrass flatpicking guitar through classic and lesser-known songs and tunes, from bluegrass blues to old-time fiddle tunes to country swing sounds.

 
 
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In Part 2 of the lesson on crosspicking, you'll learn the first part of Scott's arrangement of "Home Sweet Home," which mostly uses the traditional 3-3-2 roll. Since crosspicking is usually used to play song melodies, it's a good idea to learn the melody of a song before tackling a crosspicking arrangement, so Scott starts by making sure you know the melody to "Home Sweet Home" and then takes the arrangement apart phrase by phrase (or roll by roll).
 
 
 
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Crosspicking, Part 4: Crosspicking Exercises
Crosspicking, Part 4: Crosspicking Exercises
 
If you want to continue to work on crosspicking, you can try arranging other song melodies with the crosspicking patterns you've learned here. Some of these rolls can take awhile to become comfortable with, so it's a good idea to practice them by themselves. You can create your own crosspicking exercises by simply playing the patterns with any sequence of chords you like, or use some of the examples Scott lays out here.

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