Ragtime Fingerpicking #2
by Jim Burger
The best way to learn this (at least for me it worked) is first to pick up the melody on the high strings, which is fairly simple, then once you get used to the timing of the melody, work on sticking in the alternating bass. The secret to inserting the alternating bass is, of course, to start off REEEEAAAAL SLOOOW until you get used to it, then speed it up gradually. Check out the next page for a nice little bridge that you can stick in between verses.