The Crawdad Song guitar tabs & chords

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  • An entry point to playing "floaties". Learn the basic melody in a new position by playing higher fretted notes and open strings. This is a technique used by most banjo players known as "melodic style". Flat pickers borrowed this technique and often refer to it as playing "floaties".

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Floaties
  • When playing lead using the lower guitar strings try and pick slightly closer to the bridge. This will help that low frequency stand out in the mix. If you pick to close to the neck it will make the sound have less presence and definition. Where you pick the note is one of the many ways you can control your tone on acoustic guitar.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Low Octave
  • This is the range where you will most often pick the lead. You shouldn't have to pick as close to the bridge since you are playing a higher frequency note. However you still can. Experiment with picking the string at different points to familiarize yourself with the tonal palette available to you, then color the song as you see fit.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play High Octave