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Descending Major Scale with Drone

Here is the descending D Major Scale, starting from the 7th fret of the bass string and working our way down to the final low D open string. In this block chord exercise, the open middle and melody strings make a nice, droney accompaniment (particularly when you are playing them softly in fingerpicking arpeggio style), AND they imply the primary triads (D, G, and A or I, IV, V) quite well:

    D    A     G     D     G     D     A     D   

Now here is a very slow, sparse way to add these higher drone notes in a fingerpicking style, paying some attention to leaving out a few here and there:

    D    A     G     D     G     D     A     D   

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