Watch the Floating online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 7: Style Variations

Floating - Concept 7 is a video guitar lesson presented by Roberto Dalla Vecchia and is sourced from Solo Flatpicking Handbook.


Floating is the last technique we'll study in this course. The idea is to create a cascade of notes that makes our guitar sounding like a harp. In order to do so, we'll alternate fretted notes with open strings and leave the fretting hand fingers planted as long as we can. This way there is always more than one string ringing, usually two or three.

Just like crosspicking, floating is very demanding for the right hand.