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Acoustic Rock Basics: Alternating-Bass Fingerpicking

Learn to play versatile rhythm and accompaniment by training your picking thumb and fingers to work independently with this Acoustic Guitar Guide.

In this 14-minute video with expert instruction by Andrew DuBrock, you'll get practical advice on training your thumb to hold down a steady rhythm. Learn to play alternating bass patterns on open position chords. This guide also includes tab, music, and lyrics for a full song, "The Troubadour."