Following on from Take My True Love… with another tune from the closing stages of Breaking Bad. This time an instrumental version of Marty Robbins’ El Paso from Felina.
This piece – while not really bad – is a challenge. I’ve slowed it down slightly from the original version to make it more playable.
There’s a bit of a mishmash of picking techniques. Mostly it’s one finger per string with some supporting strums. But I switch to thumb and two fingers in the sections where the g-string isn’t played.
The other technique I use is the roll strum. I use that in bar 9.
The Trickiest Bit
The run in the bar three is very difficult. The first part is played campanella style. That gives you two open strings during which you can move from the first position up so your middle finger is playing the note at the sixth fret.
Here’s a much more straight forward version without the intro and just playing the melody.