Chord Melody Basics, Part 2: Picking-Hand Technique

From: Chord Melody Mandolin by Aaron Weinstein

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Notation & Tablature

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Chord Melody Basics

Your fretting hand determines the notes you’re playing but your picking hand determines how those notes (and chords) are articulated. Aaron shows you how to create different sounds with the two progressions you learned in Part 1 by separating the chord and melody notes in different rhythmic ways, for example, playing the melody note before the full chord, or the bass note before the full chord. He also demonstrates how you can combine these approaches to give your chord melody performance some rhythmic variety.

 


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