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Watch the Approach 1: Breakdown online guitar lesson by Muriel Anderson from Rhythm Makeover: Muriel Anderson

Chord Changes: C G Am F - If you remember the song “Alice’s Restaurant,” it starts with a simple signature lick. In addition to being a handy lick for other tunes as well, it also is a great technique builder in that it requires good positioning of the left hand in first position, and a nice gentle stretch. A great way to start our fingerstyle rhythm makeover. The standard fingerstyle accompaniment is thumb, middle, thumb, index, with the thumb alternating between bass strings, always on the strong beats. We’ll add a couple slight variations here as well. On the hammer-on, hit the string with the left hand finger with enough force to hear the note, yet be sure the rhythm is not rushed, it is that same rhythm as if you were to pluck the string.