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Offline jjoakley

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FO 101 Picking Pattern for D Chord
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:59:59 pm »
The picking patterns described in FO 101 and 102 really sound nice, but I am unclear on how the pattern would apply to a 4 string chord, such as D or Dm. Possibly I overlooked this, but can't seem to locate the information.

Can anyone advise the sequence for a D chord, that was in line with the patterns in FO101? Thank you.

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Re: FO 101 Picking Pattern for D Chord
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 07:59:26 pm »
Just move everything to the next higher string... so the first pattern would look like this:

e--2-----------------2------------------------------------------------------
B-------------3------------------------------------------------------------
G---------2--------------2---------------------------------------------------------
D--0-------------0-----------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------


In a nutshell: move the melody notes one string higher, and play the bass line on the 4th and 3rd strings for the D chord.

You wouldn't really have to move the melody line up, but if you leave the melody notes on the original strings it can get crowded on the third string... plus you are playing the note on the third string as part of the alternating bass...

There are other things you can do, but as a beginner this is a good place to start.

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Re: FO 101 Picking Pattern for D Chord
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 10:33:19 pm »
Thanks so much! That makes perfect sense. I should have figured it out myself!

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Re: FO 101 Picking Pattern for D Chord
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 08:44:27 am »
I started this with a blank sheet of tab and just went through loads of patterns. Some sounded cool, some not so. I put a big tick beside the cool sounding ones and now practice and use those. Hope this helps.

 

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