Watch the How Great Thou Art 2 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

As you can hear, there are plenty of single-note lines, doublestops, and turnarounds in here that work nicely within the part but also can be easily applied to other contexts. Note that we're in Drop D tuning (DADGBE, low to high) and the song is in the key of G. So, the open low string gives us the fifth of the key, which in the arrangement often functions as a common pedal tone beneath riffs and chords. The arrangement also demonstrates many of the melodic voicings and chord voicings possible when playing in G with a low D holding down on the bottom.

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