Weekly Workouts: Cross-Picking Accompaniment Tips


If you play with a flatpick, but want to create the kinds of flowing single-note patterns and arpeggios associated with fingerstyle playing, cross-picking is just the ticket. It has roots in bluegrass, as a way to emulate finger-picked banjo rolls, but you can apply cross-picking to any style. This Weekly Workout will get you rolling—literally—by taking a simple chord progression and working through several cross-picked variations.

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