Prog-Gnosis: More on Playing in 6/4, and Part 2 of My Hybrid-Picked Arpeggios in “David”
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In last month’s analysis of the track “David,” from the Animals as Leaders album Weightless, I described my penchant for writing songs in both odd and shifting meters. The opening sections of “David” are played mostly in 6/4 (also reckonable as alternating bars of 4/4 and 2/4), with bars of straight 4/4 briefly used here and there.
Additionally, I use hybrid picking—a useful technique that combines flatpicking and fingerpicking—to perform the many different arpeggios and chord-melody patterns I play in the song.