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In this fingerstyle guitar lesson we’re learning a slightly simplified version of the classic fingerpicking song Freight Train.
Freight Train was written by Elizabeth Cotten in the early 20th century and is very often taught to people who are new to fingerstyle guitar. The song has a constant bass line running throughout with a strong, yet simple, melody line playing simultaneously. This makes it a great starting point for learning how to play more complicated fingerstyle songs.
Let’s start learning how to play Freight Train!