Guitarist Elizabeth Cotten’s signature song was “Freight Train,” which has become a folk and fingerstyle guitar classic. In this lesson, you’ll learn to play “Freight Train” with a rolling fingerstyle pattern that emulates Cotten’s guitar playing. Marcy explains the pattern, beat by beat, and shows you which picking fingers to use on each string, and then plays the pattern slowly, so you can play along with her. “Freight Train” uses C, G7, E7, and F chords, and Marcy plays the fingerstyle pattern slowly on each chord, then she sings and plays the entire song slowly, so you can play along.
"Freight Train" (Available to subscribers)