Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Pacing The Cage is Bruce Cockburn’s gentle fingerpicking tune from his album The Charity Of Night, released in 1996. The song is played with a capo at the fourth fret and the picking is pretty standard alternate bass note patterns, with chords in the key of C major. Many of Bruce’s chord fingerings include wrapping the thumb over to fret the sixth string, and not all of these have good alternatives without changing the chord a bit. There are also some hammer-ons and partial barre chords.