Melody Style Primer (Not In the Book!)

We’re going off-book for today’s lesson, to look at playing melodies while providing your own rhythmic accompaniment–quite a trick.

This WILL feel hard at first.

But think how hard even basic strums were when you started.

This is a really fun technique, and eventually, it will become second nature, just like strumming. Just take it one baby step at a time.

We’ll get started with Amazing Grace.

Download the file below to use as a reference, then plunge into the videos.

[The tablature for Amazing Grace is from this site: http://www.capotastomusic.c…, where loads of great practice pages are available.]