Recommend me a pattern picking song

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  1. StuartJames

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    I’m talking about songs with arpeggiated chords...

    I’ve been neglecting this type of practice for a long time and want to improve. I spend to much time on lead guitar rather than rhythm. Not talking about Travis picking where it’s alternating thumb and fingers, but similar patterns with strictly a plectrum

    I’ve just learnt the intro to Paradise City by GnR for eg

    I’m sure there’s literally thousands of songs that incorporate this, but would love some of your recommendations , preferably in a rock context

    cheers
     
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    "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult.
    "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles.
     
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    I like those two
     
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    Hey mate!
    This kept me and my fat fingers busy for months!

    I'm not a fan of the song but I love playing the riffs
     
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    Hey! I think your throwing me in the deep end with this one !
     
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    You can do it!
     
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    House of the Rising Sun. (The first song I ever learned to play on guitar).
    The Animals version.
     
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    This one will make a man out of you...

     
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    I used this to demonstrate techniques of guitar playing. I also played For Your Love to demonstrate how to strum chords interspersed with guitar knocks standing in for bongos.

    I can't believe that I had the audacity to stand in front of my 8th grade class to demonstrate guitar techniques, especially considering that I had been playing for a couple of months. In retrospect, I'm glad that I felt confident enough to just dive in and play it. It was the first, but definitely not the last time that I tried passing myself off as an expert in music.

    You know, thinking about it, I believe I played House of the Rising Sun as the definitive use of arpeggios on guitar. After demoing something else about chords (I forget the song), I concluded my talk by putting all the techniques together in a demo version of For Your Love. I included arpeggios in my rendition of the song, even though arpeggios weren't used in that song. Clearly, I believed that it was perfectly acceptable to change up the song for whatever purpose I wanted. I adopted that attitude for the rest of my life in music. It was cool that I was able to become confident enough to play stuff my own way, when it suited my purpose.

    Nick Manalof's chord wheel showed me how tonic, dominant, and sub-dominant chords could be presented in all 12 keys, thanks to the circle of 5ths.

    Everything was a revelation at that time. Hmm, still is.
     
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    Reading the OP this is the first thing that came to mind given with the plectrum proviso.

    Edit. Just realised I've hit 1k on posts.
     
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    Verse bit from Missing Persons' "Walking in LA."

    ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid."
     
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    Long cool women in a Black Dress The Hollies
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    The intro to More Than a Feeling by Boston
    Hysteria by Def Leopard

    There are litterally a million of these, for some reason I really like them
     
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    Also the section in Badge by Cream is pretty cool, Badge in fact in total is pretty cool
     
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    Thanks for these suggestions, always liked Badge and was a big fan of Def Leppard in my younger days. I haven’t known those other two songs, but they sound good , I’ll give them a crack
     
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    I’ve played these songs in the past , definitely a workout , big hand stretch as well!
     
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    If you are into older styles (rockabilly, country, folk, ragtime, fahey/kottke/etc) it might be a good idea to get this down. Once you have it, you can apply it to any song really, and you can do it with a pick hybrid style too.

     
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    Good call. I spent a month or so getting this sort of pattern under my belt earlier in the year and it's a ton of fun to play. I learned from this one by Adrian:

     
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    Me too, and so many others. :):):)
     
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