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Guitar Techniques|December 2021
In the second instalment of his new series Simon Barnard examines the techniques of talented rising young star, Melanie Faye.
Simon Barnard

ABILITY RATING

Info Key: Em Tempo: 70bpm CD: TRACKS 53-54

Will improve your

Fingerstyle playing

Use of slides

Rapid pull-offs

TRACK RECORD Melanie Faye found success online through her Instagram and YouTube videos. She also has a self-titled six-track EP which was released in 2020. Her Instagram page is definitely worth exploring (@melaniefaye), and we can also highly recommend the aforementioned Masego ‘Tiny Desk’ concert and her Jimi Hendrix tribute, which can be found on YouTube.

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