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Acoustic Fingerpicking Step-by-Step, Level 1A

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In this lesson, we'll apply the Four-Step Fingerpicking Pattern, to another practice song, using the chords G and D.

See if you can play and sing this song along with me. With some practice, you should be able to do it all on your own. Learning to play and sing a whole song is a great way to develop your repertoire, and your musicianship. Even if this particular song is not your cup of tea, playing it along with me and keeping up with the chord changes and the rhythm is excellent practice. Soon you'll be able to apply these skills to songs of your own choosing.

SIMPLE GIFTS (Traditional Shaker Hymn)

(G)'Tis a gift to be simple

(G)'Tis a gift to be free, 'tis a

(D) Gift to come down

(D) Where we ought to be, and

(G)When we find ourselves in the

(G) Place just right, it will

(D) Be in the valley of

(G) Love and delight

(G) When true

(G) Simplicity is gained

(G) To bow and to bend we

(D)Shan't be ashamed

(G) To turn, turn will

(G) Be our delight, and by

(D) Turning, turning, we

(G) Come round right

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Acoustic Fingerpicking Step-by-Step, Level 1A