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Variations on “Freight Train,” Part 1

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Variations on “Freight Train,” Part 1
Variations on “Freight Train,” Part 1
 
You’ll learn some variations on the basic version of “Freight Train” in this lesson, with more slurs and melody notes occurring on the ands of the beat, between thumb strikes. Stevie also shows you how to add a more complex alternating bass pattern to “Freight Train.”

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