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Watch the Wayfaring Stranger 4 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues

Why doesn't the arrangement sound like a chord melody when it incorporates so many elements of standard jazz playing? By mixing in the alternating bass and arpeggiating the changes - that is, by changing the approach to right-hand technique - the feel changes entirely. The Travis-style fingerpicking on "Stranger" is explained here, followed by a discussion of modal and chord-melody improvisation.