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I'll Fly Away

Your First Crosspicking Song

Now we are putting those patterns to work. You need to have them down. If you don’t this will be frustrating. Either way, take it slowly, often a measure or two at a time. I cannot over stress the value of the looper as a practice tool to hone your craft.

I'll Fly Away - Crosspicking 101

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When playing the quarter note melody that comes in measures 1 and 5 you have a few options. Use a rest stroke (pick through and rest the pick on the string directly below), or use a free stroke(one that doesn’t hit a neighboring string). Rest stroke will help you produce a bold tone, free strokes will allow all notes to ring, creating a chord.

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