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Watch the Sequential Rain online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Modern Mountain Banjo: Clawhammer & Up-Picking

This song will show you the power and versatility of combining regular clawhammer technique with Pete Seeger style melodic up picking. With this combination, you can play melodies that can't be played using just one of these techniques without dropping the groove. An additional freebee you get when you put these two together is that you can move the palm of your right hand closer to the skin, which makes for all kinds of nice extra percussive sounds. If you're having a difficult time integrating these techniques, please check out the Pete Seeger segments in this course. It'll give you the basics and then some. We're in double C tuning, CGCD with pedal G.