Excellent beginning fingerpicking practice song

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faith83

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I'm working on the first of Anders' fingerpicking lessons, and found that Casey's Last Ride (Kris Kristoffersen, though many of you will not be surprised that I think JD did the definitive version) is an ideal song on which to practice this first pattern.

The original key has all of the chords that Anders suggests practicing with, including the Dm, Am and F. No barre chords. All but one of the changes happen right on the first beat of the measure, though there is one split measure which is good practice. The basic pattern that Anders teaches fits the rhythm of the song perfectly. It's a nice even slow tempo. And it's a gorgeous and beautifully written song to add to your repetoire as a bonus.

If someone had sat down to write the perfect basic fingerpicking practice song, I don't think they could have done better.

TABS/CHORDS:https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/kris-kristofferson/caseys-last-ride-chords-1185666

Kris' version (key of C):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

JD's version (key of G):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsL-kkmpC0o

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel

#1

I'm working on the first of Anders' fingerpicking lessons, and found that Casey's Last Ride (Kris Kristoffersen, though many of you will not be surprised that I think JD did the definitive version) is an ideal song on which to practice this first pattern.

The original key has all of the chords that Anders suggests practicing with, including the Dm, Am and F. No barre chords. All but one of the changes happen right on the first beat of the measure, though there is one split measure which is good practice. The basic pattern that Anders teaches fits the rhythm of the song perfectly. It's a nice even slow tempo. And it's a gorgeous and beautifully written song to add to your repetoire as a bonus.

If someone had sat down to write the perfect basic fingerpicking practice song, I don't think they could have done better.

TABS/CHORDS:https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/kris-kristofferson/caseys-last-ride-chords-1185666

Kris' version (key of C):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

JD's version (key of G):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsL-kkmpC0o

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel

hsnoeckx

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Joined: 12/03/19

Posts: 263

Hi Faith,

for putting working links here just click on the 'th icon above the typing window ( the one with the chain shackles ), a new window will open and paste the link in the top box of that window and click OK and the link will show up in blue and directly clickable, works easier that way,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

Herman

#2

Hi Faith,

for putting working links here just click on the 'th icon above the typing window ( the one with the chain shackles ), a new window will open and paste the link in the top box of that window and click OK and the link will show up in blue and directly clickable, works easier that way,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

Herman

faith83

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Joined: 04/23/20

Posts: 289

Originally Posted by: hsnoeckx

Hi Faith,

for putting working links here just click on the 'th icon above the typing window ( the one with the chain shackles ), a new window will open and paste the link in the top box of that window and click OK and the link will show up in blue and directly clickable, works easier that way,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

Herman

Thanks! I keep forgetting that the links won't activate automatically like they do on emails and such...

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel

#3

Originally Posted by: hsnoeckx

Hi Faith,

for putting working links here just click on the 'th icon above the typing window ( the one with the chain shackles ), a new window will open and paste the link in the top box of that window and click OK and the link will show up in blue and directly clickable, works easier that way,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBq1Jkm7YU

Herman

Thanks! I keep forgetting that the links won't activate automatically like they do on emails and such...

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel

mjgodin

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Joined: 11/23/19

Posts: 192

Thanks Herman, I've been trying to figure that out myself.

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Thanks Herman, I've been trying to figure that out myself.

vozz01.nick

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Joined: 11/18/20

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