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Guitar Lesson: Useful Tips For Learning How To Thumbpick

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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2011

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share with you a few very helpful tips that I've picked up for learning how to thumbpick, or more specifically alternating bass.
Here are a few things I go over in the video:
1. First practice the song without the palm muting.
2. Practice rotating your right wrist to get a clean alternating bass. (watch the video to see what I mean)
3. When you are fingerpicking, imagine you are making a fist. (again this is hard to explain without watching the video)
4. Try picking with the sides of your fingertips
5. Be very careful to only palm mute the bottom 3 strings. (EAD)

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