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Apply Vibrato to Your Arrangements

Use a very slow vibrato to create the effect of pitch modulation. Find out more in today’s excerpt from the Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method.

Ten Great Rock Fingerpicking Patterns

Great Rock Fingerpicking Patterns

This week, we’re exploring fingerpicking patterns that have fueled some of the biggest hits in rock music. Listen to iconic songs like the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” Cat Stevens’s “Moonshadow,” or Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” and you’ll hear they’re all driven by distinctive fingerpicking patterns. These patterns fit their songs perfectly, but they each take different approaches; from the flowing arpeggio patterns heard in “House of the Rising Sun” to the alternating-bass fingerpicking heard in “Dear Prudence.” Let’s check them out!  

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