2 March 2009

One Song to Many With Picking Patterns

Today's lesson comes to you courtesy of the good folks of the Rock House Blog.

Today they published a guitar lesson on Changing the Feel of a Song. This lesson shows how a simple four-chord progression that could be part of a song can be turned into four songs in different styles simply by using different strumming or picking patterns.

The lesson is based on some bar chord positions, but if you are unfamiliar with these you can simply substitute open chords instead.

This lesson shows a simple exercise you can use with every new song you learn. Take the song's chord progression and play it in a variety of feels using different picking patterns.

You can often create your own cool arrangements of songs in this way. Not only does it make the song a little more personal it also helps you avoid direct comparison with the original, which is not always a bad thing... ;-)

Thanks to Curt and the Rock House crew for this useful lesson on Changing the Feel of a Song.

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