In this Lesson we will look at Al Di Meola’s 3/4 Plectrum “Chordal Picking” patterns as used in compositions like “Orient Blue”. This style picks the notes of a chord by employing fluid/specific picking patterns to bring out the arpeggios.
basic 3/4 pattern: “down down down up up up”
4 bar sequence of basic 3/4 chordal picking pattern
with the addition of a triplet pattern going “down down up”
chordal picking with melody notes in the treble [1st string]
3/4 chordal picking riff