Shred Like Shakespeare

Renaissance lute players (“lutenists” is the formal word) played speedy passages by alternating thumb downstrokes with index finger upstrokes. The notation for this vaguely Zep-sounding riff includes classical-style picking-hand fingering, with p indicating thumb strokes and i indicating index finger strokes.

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