Unholy.Daemon
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idk if there's a specific name for it, but it's just playing the vocal melody on a guitar
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I think it's called "fingerpicking".I have a book somewhere called "fingerpicking the Beatles".It's a style of playing a mixture of the guitar melody,vocal melody,and sometimes a bass line at the same time usually by one person on acoustic guitar.It is also called "solo guitar" sometimes.
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I think it's called "fingerpicking".I have a book somewhere called "fingerpicking the Beatles".It's a style of playing a mixture of the guitar melody,vocal melody,and sometimes a bass line at the same time usually by one person on acoustic guitar.It is also called "solo guitar" sometimes.


not quite, fingerpicking is literally picking with your fingers instead of a pick, used by many acoustic and classical guitarists, and by some electric guitarists too.
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Like unholy said, it's just playing the vocal melody on guitar. So that would be melody on guitar. You can play two things:

A) Melody = One note at a time.
B) Harmony = Two or more notes at a time
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Say what now? Since when?
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not quite, fingerpicking is literally picking with your fingers instead of a pick, used by many acoustic and classical guitarists, and by some electric guitarists too.

Yeah,I can't find the damn Beatles book,or I might be able to give a definite answer.Good book if you like the Beatles in that style.I found most of it to be pretty difficult,that's probably why the book is so well hidden.Cheers
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Yeah,I can't find the damn Beatles book,or I might be able to give a definite answer.Good book if you like the Beatles in that style.I found most of it to be pretty difficult,that's probably why the book is so well hidden.Cheers

I have the same one! I'm struggling through it right now. It is rather hard.
TS: You're looking for a term that describes "a guitar playing the vocal line." I would just call that the vocal melody.
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Yeah if you're playing while the singer is signing its called 'doubling the melody' if its by yourself than its just straight up 'playing the melody'.

The term 'fingerpicking' is literally just playing with your fingers, usually arpeggiating a chord

Now, if you you are playing both the chords AND the melody (usually a bass line too) this is known as 'chord-melody' style (surprise, surprise) Chord-melody players usually fingerpick but some use pics. Listen to Joe Pass for an excellent example of this.
Chord-melody is more of a jazz term. Classical guitarists do the same thing but its just known as 'classical guitar.' They fingerpick.
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There is a style called "Travis picking" that involves picking with your thumb and all your fingers alternately,but I don't think it is what you're looking for either.This has got me buggered.I gots to know.
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My mistake, note to self, don't give advice when your really tired.

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