L4: Ext. Circular Patterns

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • String numbers: A=1, E=2, C=3 & G=4
  • Right hand finger lettering: P=Thumb & I=Index
  • Each of the fingerstyle patterns below is performed with an alternating thumb and index motion in either an I P or P I pattern.
  • These patterns are extensions of the circular patterns of Level 3, stretched to fit 4/4 time signatures. This gives them a decidedly syncopated feel.

CHALLENGE

Earn your Fingerstyle Level 4 patch by demonstrating two of the following fingerstyle patterns for a 4/4 time signature. You may use a song or songs you are working on to demonstrate the patterns, or one of the chord sequences you’ve learned so far. Demonstrated patterns should keep a consitent beat with no noticeable pauses between chords. Patterns may be played straight or swung.

3 2 4 1 4 2 3 2
1 4 2 3 2 4 1 4
3 1 4 2 3 2 4 1
1 3 2 4 1 4 2 3