Watch the Lower Register Melodies online guitar lesson by Peppino D'Agostino from Acoustic Poetica
Typically melodies on the guitar are played on the first, second and third string. I actually find it very interesting to create melodies in the lower register of the instrument. In this video I will show you a melody played exclusively on the fifth string and intertwined with a bass line on the six string with a chord on the third and fourth strings. Initially it is kind of difficult to coordinate all these syncopated movements and understand all these different rhythms so practice slowly and make sure that you understand the bass, the melody and the chords separately first and then put them together. Pay close attention to the right-hand fingering. This is an excerpt from my composition "Nine White Kites". In this passage the rhythm is clearly syncopated and influenced heavily by South American music.