L9: Double Stops, Etc.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • String numbers: A=1, E=2, C=3 & G=4
  • A ‘double-stop’ is a fancy way of saying that you’re plucking two strings at the same time.
  • A ‘triple-stop’ is three and a ‘quadruple-stop’ is four strings plucked at the same time.
  • Where ‘1 2 3 4′ stands for a sequential playing of strings 1-4, ’12 34’ would indicate playing strings 1 and 2 together, followed by strings 3 and 4 together. The first pattern takes 2 beats and the 2nd just 1 beat.

CHALLENGE

Earn your Fingerstyle Level 9 patch by demonstrating four of the following fingerstyle patterns. 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.

12 3 12 3
12 3 4 3
12 4 3 12 4 3 12 4
124 3 12 3
124 3 2 3
13 2 34 2
13 2 4 2
14 – 3 2 4 1 3 –
14 – 3 2 4 1 3 2
14 2 3 (3/4 or 6/8)
14 2 3 14 2 3 14 2
14 2 3 2
14 2 3 2 4 1 3 2
14 23 14 23
14 24 14 24
14 3 2 1 2 3 (3/4 or 6/8)
14 3 2 3
23 1 4 1
23 14 – 14 – 14 – 14 || – 14 – 14 14 – 14 –
23 4 1 4
23 4 12 4
24 1 3 1
24 3 1 3
24 3 12 3
3 12 12 4 12 12 (3/4 or 6/8)
3 12 3 12
3 12 4 (3/4 or 6/8)
3 12 4 12
3 124 3 124
3 2 14 2
34 2 1 2
4 12 3 (3/4 or 6/8)
4 12 3 12
4 12 4 12
4 123 4 1234
4 3 12 3
4 3 12 3 12 3 (3/4 or 6/8)
4 3 12 3 4 3 12 3