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(Guitar playing). This next technique is called triplets. Now even though this is going to see like the easiest one because of self movement in it. It is probably the most difficult one to do. So when you do not get it right away, do not get frustrated. All my students tell me that this is probably the hardest one. You going to take you a little time, so keep on working with it, you will get it.
Once again, like they said it is simple and it is conception because of it is simply thumb up. You are going to strum upward with your thumb, out with your middle finger, down with your middle finger and down with your index finger. For a total of three movements, that is all it is. So slowly it is going to look like this, (guitar playing).
Now what I suggest on this one, you want to keep the two fingers here, your index and middle finger kind of close to the palm on your hand. So after you go upwards, kind a shot them out one at a time, (guitar demo). So we are going to look up, (guitar demo).
Now as you go on a little bit quicker, you are going to have to kind a turn your wrist in aligning motion. So, I am going to do this at medium tempo right now to give an idea how this is going to go before I really lay on the gas, (guitar playing).
And you are finish and you do a quickly, it is going sound like this, (guitar playing). Once again, when you are practicing these techniques, use your mute. Let us say I want to put a chord with it, okay and I would to do it totally floppy. It would sound like this, (guitar playing) which still sounds good, but it is not right. Okay, it should be (guitar playing). You hear how you hear those separations (inaudible), it almost like a helicopter, (playing guitar).
So when you practice it, make sure that you cover up your strings in the medium right here and (guitar playing). Now once again, we are going to be using the chords A minor, G7, F and of course our B. Okay, I am going to do it slowly first and then I am going to do it quick. So first slow, (guitar playing). Now I am going to do it quickly (guitar playing).