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Learn to play fingerstyle guitar, from traditional Travis-picking tunes to arrangements of contemporary fingerstyle tunes, song accompaniment and more, with acclaimed performer, teacher, and entertainer Stevie Coyle.
 
 
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The Beatles’ classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” makes a great fingerstyle guitar piece. In this lesson, Stevie shows you how to get an alternating bass going (Travis style) and then find the melody on the treble strings. Learn the infectious signature melody and bass line that start the verse in Part 1.
 
 
 
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In this lesson, Stevie reviews some basic fingerstyle concepts, which is good for any level of guitar player to do now and then He talks about the idea in alternating bass thumbpicking that any melody note will be either a pinch (played at the same time as a bass note) or “not a pinch” (played between bass notes), and gives you a few simple exercises to practice playing notes in different parts of the measure. He also talks about finding melodies on the guitar by singing a melody and looking for the notes within the chord you’re playing, then figuring out where it is in the measure and whether it’s a pinch or “not a pinch.”

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