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Picking and Strumming Tuneup with Lily Maase — Lesson

Yes, it’s true. We all need some help making technique adjustments.

Here I sit down with master instructor Lily Maase as we talk about pick technique and then dig into a little picking and strumming pattern.

We spend some time talking about pick selection (yes, you have a choice!), pick positioning and more.

This sort of old-time country pattern combines a bass pluck with a chordal strum.

We’ve posted a bunch of lessons with this wonderful teacher in our “Get Better Faster with Lily Maase” series. Check out more of them here>>

Maase is a country, rock, jazz and classical guitarist and composer educated at the University of North Texas and currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She’s a full time musician, and her versatile chops have taken her to stages around the country.

Learn more about Lily Maase at the following links:

Performance – www.lilymaase.com
Production – www.handmaidmusic.org
Composition – www.musicforrobots.org
Guns N’ Roses tribute band – www.rocketqueensnyc.com

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Laura B. Whitmore is a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, writing for Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.