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Living Room Lesson 002: Piedmont Picking, Part 2: Melody Prep

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Published on Mar 10, 2017

This is the second Living Room Lesson, Part 2 in fact, of the Piedmont style of guitar playing, or thumb style, or Travis picking guitar basics, in which I cover some prerequisite melodic exercises. While Mississippi John Hurt's tune, "Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me" is the vehicle, it will hopefully serve as a broader foundation for learning to play in this style.

0:13 Preamble
2:19 Metronomes!!!
3:13 Explanation of Style
4:17 Lesson Starts
7:00 On The Upbeats
7:20 Deliberate Playing
9:00 The Exercise
9:28 Two Notes Per Measure Exercise
10:59 Playing another Note!
11:50 Do The Same Stuff On Other Chords
12:19 Intro To The Melody Of "Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me"
13:25 B Chord (F-shape) variations
15:43 Wrap Up

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