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Picking out the rhythm

Hi, does anyone know if there is a lesson relating to picking the rhythm with a flat pick? What I have been trying to figure out is something like used in this song by the Gospel Plowboys

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Hey @peanut39350, check out these courses:

https://banjobenclark.com/courses/basic-guitar-rhythm

https://banjobenclark.com/courses/intermediate-guitar-rhythm

That song is played out of a D position, so if you’re looking to figure out that particular song, check out this lesson:

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/intermediate-guitar-rhythm-part-5-playing-in-d-guitar-intermediate

That guitar player is also using suspended chord shapes, so check out this lesson on suspensions:

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/learning-suspensions-guitar

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Thanks @Michael_Mark the suspensions lesson is exactly what I’m looking for, I hear songs where the rhythm is picked (note for note) instead of strummed and I have been working on that; mine just doesn’t sound as elegant. I didn’t know if this style has a name or not so I wasn’t sure what lessons to look for.

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You’re probably hearing what is known as crosspicking; here are a few lessons on that:

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/ballads-in-g-crosspicking-guitar-rhythm-guitar-advanced

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/intro-to-crosspicking-forward-roll-study-guitar-intermediate

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ugh. I flagged this topic by accident. Theres nothing offensive here I was just looking for options to save it and read later.

-Stephen

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You can use the bookmark icon to mark the topic :+1:
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Don’t forget this one, a killer exercise: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/ballads-in-g-crosspicking-guitar-rhythm-guitar-advanced

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