The most common single note played in picked fingerstyle is the root note. This is a pattern derived from folk music but is now used in all popular guitar styles. I call it ‘Dylan style strumming’ as it is used in many Bob Dylan songs, the best example of which is ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’.
Other examples of this strumming pattern include the following songs (lessons on the website);
- ‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers
- ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger (intro and 1st chorus)
- ‘Wild Wood’ by Paul Weller