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BLP-16506 (mono) BST - 17506 (stereo) Vol. 6 (1967)
PLAY ALONG WITH CHET ATKINS: Select the song.....
Everything you need.....song tab diagrams and original sound tracks.....
Learn to play Chet Atkins lead to the following four songs....
Nine pound hammer
Windy and warm
Hello my baby
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GUITAR PHONICS 'finger style' DIAGRAM EXPLANATION
If you are new to finger style playing, spend a few minutes with this section
The Chet Atkins diagram is divided into two parts: the top half of the diagram shows you the correct finger placement for the chord. The bottom part of the diagram shows the correct thumb and finger pattern to play lead.
BOTTOM HALF OF DIAGRAM...................................
The lower half of the diagram is for the RIGHT HAND. In the lower half of the diagram, vertical lines represent the guitar strings. The dotted horizontal lines, called TIME BARS, indicate 'beats' and are used to show where notes are played in regulation to the beats, and show time values and note playing sequence. (They are not 'fret' lines).
The black check marks ( > ) show you when to pick the bass strings and in what order.
READ DIAGRAMS FROM THE TOP DOWN.
LEFT HAND 'CHORD' DIAGRAM
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The amazing secrete to Chet's style lies with the technique of playing bass and melody notes together. This is accomplished by regulating melody notes in sequence with the bass notes. In simplistic terms, and for this album, we use four types of 'strums', or note patterns: The whole note; the half note; the quarter note; and the syncopated eighth note (a note that falls between beats). Chet's music is created by mixing these strum patterns to create complex melodies!
TYPES OF STRUMS (thumb and bass note patterns)
THE SQUEEZE (Whole note, half note, quarter note)
WHOLE NOTE - When a melody note is shown on the same 'time bar' as a bass note, they are played together, on the same beat. This is accomplished by using the thumb and finger in a squeezing movement. Diagram one shows the first type of strum, a Whole Note, a melody and bass note picked together on the first beat. The melody note sustains for the remainder of the measure, three more bass notes, creating a four count 'whole note'.
HALF NOTE - In diagram two, we show two half notes, each half note receives two beats (two bass notes).
QUARTER NOTE - In diagram three, we show four quarter notes, each quarter note receives one beat (one bass note).
EIGHT NOTE (Syncopation) - The syncopated eight note falls between two bass notes (between two time bars). Eight eighth notes to every four bass notes. Playing the eight note can be a difficult note to play, however it is this syncopated note, along wit the steady bass note, that transforms playing guitar into the true 'Chet Atkins' style!
SOUND TRACK Demonstrating types of strums. Listen to Chet demonstrate these four type of notes patterns.
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