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Guitar accompaniment

How to play a Folk accompaniment


This video will show the different techniques of the right hand in order to play a folk accompaniment on the guitar.
Now let's see the le-rythmeic accompaniment in a Folk style.
This accompaniment uses ascending and descending movements of the right hand on the totality of the strings, or some of the strings only.
You can use a pick or the fingers of the right hand. The lesson begins with some le-rythmeic exercises. To do this, we play a C major chord in the left hand.
Both signs on the picture mean that we will play the chords from top to bottom on the beats, and from bottom to top on the offbeats.
For example, in a two beat, a 3 beat or 4 beat measure, we obtain the following results (see the video).
In order to illustrate this technique with a pick, and maintaining the C major chord in the left hand, we start by scraping the A string, up and down, then the G, B and E strings at the same time, from top to bottom in accordance with the duration of the notes. In a waltz, we will have three beats.
Now let's study another folk le-rythme: the double scratching.
We keep the same C major chord in the left hand, we play the A string from top to bottom, and the G, B and high E strings at the same time, from top to bottom.
Finally, these so called strings will be played from bottom to top, respecting the quarter note duration (1 beat), and eighth note duration (1/2 beat).
We will continue to play the low E string, from top to bottom, then the G, B and high E strings at the same time, alternating movements from top to bottom and from bottom to top.

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