Watch the Change Bass Notes Mid Pattern online guitar lesson by Christie Leneé from Creative Fingerstyle Guitar for Songwriters

With a new groove and finger pattern, let's take a look at another technique that inspires a lot of creative songwriting for me. Try changing chords (or simply bass notes) in the middle of a pattern instead of always on the top of the pattern. This is a great way to lead your listeners ear and often times helps draw you as the songwriter toward different melodies than you might otherwise come up with. Have fun playing around with this approach.