“Fingerpicking Etude no. 31: Campanella” – Rock Class 101

Below is the lesson for Fingerpicking Etude no. 31: “Campanella”.

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This fingerpicking etude will introduce you to a playing style known as Campanella. Campanella means “little bell” in Italian and is a technique that we borrow from the Baroque guitar world. This playing style creates an open sound that increases sustain (legato). This is accomplished by playing notes across several strings instead of one string. This is demonstrated in the tablature below.

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If you play measures 1 and 2, you’ll notice that you’re playing the exact same notes, but the sustain of these notes is greatly increased in the second measure.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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