we are going to have a look at another right hand picking
pattern. In fact, we might just call this right hand pattern
number 3. Also, we'll look at the chords we are going to
play in this progression, so let's get on with it.
first chord we are going to play is our C (C Major)
chord. That's on C, E and C... C chord.
take our first finger off, and we are achieving our CMaj7
(C Major 7, aka C7M) chord.
drop our fourth finger down onto a D note which is on third
fret of the B string and we've now got our C9 (aka
Cadd9) chord. So, that's C, CMaj7, Cadd9
then go to an Asus2 chord. Second finger on the E
note, first finger on the A note and we leave the B string
our fourth finger on the D note again, we now have an Asus4.
Asus4 and our final chord is our Am (A minor) chord.
CMaj7, Cadd9, Asus2, Asus4,
take a look at what the right hand is doing.
our right hand we can probably break this up into two parts.
First part, we have got my C chord happening here. I can
play thumb and second finger. Very important I start with
my second finger on this pick so thumb, second finger which
I'm going to play together. I'm going to drop down now to
the D string, playing an E note again with my thumb. The
next thing I'm going to play is an up pick on the G...with
my first finger... That will be the first part of it.
part, I'm going to start with my thumb on the C bass, followed
by my second finger playing the B string, drop down to the
D string again and finishing off with my first finger on
1, part 2. put the whole thing together...
we take a look at the timing on the C chord, we are pretty
much in a semi-quaver feel. The first note in the C
chord that we play is a quaver to two semi-quavers, so we
get a "1"e,"and""dah" sound,"1"e,"and""dah".
If I proceed through the rest of it, we'll
end up with "1"e,"and""dah","2""e","and""dah".
best way to approach this is to start with C chord...get
a nice even tempo happening with the right hand and gradually
work your way through all of the chords.
on C, CMaj7, Cadd9, back to C,
Asus2, Asus4, Am, Asus2. Speed
the whole process up...
what's really important about this is you've got two parts.
You've got your right hand part and then you've got your
chord changes on your left hand. Practice both parts separately,
don't try and do both things together, make sure that you
work on them as individual parts, and then put them together.
Good luck with it! I know you'll have a ball.