The Ping Pong Picking Pattern

I've called this the Ping Pong picking pattern, because it has a lot of bouncing back and forth, and because it sounds cool! Whenever you're picking, it's really important to know where the root notes are for the chords you're playing. Root notes set the character and direction for the rest of the chord, and it really helps to start your picking pattern on the root note. Here's our pattern: 

Try applying this ping pong pattern to different chord progressions - you will find it's very versatile and sounds great all over the place! 

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