Song Help Request How would I figure out a fingerpicking pattern for the song "Polly Von"? I'm still a beginner and just starting to get the real hang of playing


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May 15, 2021
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I've been trying to find picking patterns that would suit the song but I simply don't know enough to be able to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Basically, find a copy of the music, ideally with chords, transpose it if necessary to a key to suit your voice, then sit down with it and "noodle around".
Don't be afraid to use a capo if necessary, we're here to make music, not for punishment ;)
Once you've got the chord sequence memorised you should be able to pick out any relevant melody you want from those chord shapes with little trouble.
There's a nice arrangement on p70 of "Marrow Bones - English Folk Songs" by Frank Purslow, an E.F.D.S Publication.
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