The walking bass is considered to be one of the three essential parts of fingerstyle music, together with the chords and the melody.
It requires a lot of practice to develop the walking bass technique and to make the bass stand out from the other notes. But once you have succeeded in this, you will notice that it adds a new dimension to your guitar playing.
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A guitar string always vibrates at multiple frequencies when it is played. By touching the string at specific locations, the fundamental frequency of the string can be muted while its harmonics remain audible. When notes like this are played on open strings they are named natural harmonics.
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Fingerstyle guitar music contains many left hand shapes that are related to commonly used chords, which makes it useful to develop skills on playing chord shapes and rapid chord changes.
Six different chords are presented in the exercises on this page. These are combined with fingerpicking patterns that should be relatively easy to play for the right hand.
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