3 What is a split strumming pattern?
Splitting a strumming measure across 2 chord variations
4 To add interest to this verse line, G Em D D (strumming pattern d du udu), what chord variations could you use to split the strumming pattern on the D chord?
Dsus 2 or Dsus4
5 If a song contains the chords A D E. Name at least 2 suspended chords you could use to add more interest to the song? Asus2 Asus4 Dsus2 Dsus4
6 What is an arpeggio? Picking single notes
7 When playing arpeggio with a pick, where should your little finger be positioned to make your picking easier and more accurate?
On the scratchplate (below the sound hole on acoustic guitars)
8 If a song you play uses chords C, G, Dm, Em, Am. In what major key is this song?
Key of C
9 Which note is a whole step up from E? F#
10 What is the scale of notes sequence for the Key of D?
D E F# G A B C# D
11 Which one of these notes can you not use when improvising in the key of G:- A, B or F? F
12 In standard finger picking format, what finger would you use to pick the 2nd (B) string? Middle finger
13 What technique can you use to add depth to finger picking notes within a chord? Double note picking
14 What is the base note string of the D chord?
4th string (The string tuned to D)
15 Which two of these chords can you not use when improvising in the key of G?
A C D F E Am Em A and F
16 To make barre chords easier to play, what can you do on the first beat of a measure?
Play a partial chord using only the non barred strings within the chord
17 To play a barre chord cleanly, how must your guitar be positioned?
Completely vertical against your body, (not sloping back)
18 What is an alternating strumming pattern?
Playing two different strumming patterns in a sequence
19 Name at least 2 techniques you can use to replace a strum in a strumming pattern?
Examples include; Base note picking, arpeggio note picking, palm mute, hammer on, pull off etc
20 Is this statement true or false. There is a correct strumming pattern for every song?
FALSE This is one of the biggest mistakes beginners make. In music there is rhythm and timing, a demonstrated strumming pattern is just one option. Other strumming patterns can be played within the rhythm and timing. Simply copying a strumming pattern is learning "parrot fashion". Parrots copy - Musicians improvise!
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