Watch the Fingerstyle Synergy: Bass & Melody online guitar lesson by Joe Robinson from Fingerstyle Synergy: Bass & Melody

Hello, I’m Joe Robinson. Welcome to Fingerstyle Synergy: Bass & Melody

I’ve crafted 10 etudes with very distinct bass lines and simple catchy melodies that weave together in a contrapuntal fashion to display the potential in crafting fresh and compelling sounding fingerstyle arrangements.

After learning these short pieces, you’ll have a basic, foundational understanding of how to simultaneously play two separate lines - the technical achievement of which will reverberate through every aspect of your guitar playing and musicianship.

I‘ll perform each of these studies and then isolate the bass and melody lines for you. I’ll show you how to combine them and then walk you through the piece measure by measure. I’ll also include an embellished performance to give you something to work towards once you’ve mastered the fundamentals.

Everything is tabbed and notated, plus I’ve included slow playalongs for you to practice along with me.

Grab your guitar and let’s dig in!