Thumb Bass – Strong Beats (HOTRS)

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What You'll Need For This Exercise...

All you’ll need for this exercise is your guitar and the soundslice.

How to Complete This Exercise...

In this exercise, you are evolving your thumb’s independence by switching strings with your thumb.  ALSO, you are integrating your ring finger.

Since this exercise is based on the tab for House of the Rising Sun (The Animals), think of this exercise as just playing the strong beats from that fingerpicking tune.  By focusing on the strong beats, many players will have an easier time coordinating their fingers while switching chords fluently.

If you find this too difficult, then revisit the Thumb Bass (HOTRS) exercise.