This piece will help you to develop coordination between both hands by combining chords, individual string picking and strumming.
BAR 1 – 3
Hold down each chord shape.
Then pick the strings in the following order: 4 1 2 3 1 2 3
The strings can be sounded by either using a plectrum of finger-style.
When using finger-style use the
thumb to pick the 4th string,
index finger to pick the 3rd string,
middle finger to pick the 2nd string and
ring finger to pick the 1st string.
The order in which the strings are picked is repeated in the first three bars.
Emphasise the fourth string each time it is played. This is the bass line.
This is a melody played on the fourth string. It is a continuation of the bass line.
Repeat bars 1 to 4.
This chord shape is a repeat of the second bar. The string picking is the same.
Add your fourth finger to the previous chord at the third fret of the first string. Then strum the chord downwards from the fourth string.
Now, remove your fourth finger and strum the chord again.
BAR 7 – 8
This is a repeat of the previous two bars with the chord shapes moved up two frets.
Repeat bars 5 to 8.
BAR 9 –11
These bars use a ‘power chord’ shape that moves up the fretboard.
Do not play the sixth string.
Repeat bars 9 to 11.
In the recording bars nine to eleven are repeated four times. During the last two repeats harmonics are added to the first bar at the seventh fret and to the second bar at the twelfth fret.