If you’re not used to using tablature, don’t be overwhelmed by seeing so many notes. Just look at the first 4 notes and compare that
pattern with what is described above. In the example above there are 4 measures and the 4-note pattern is repeated twice in each measure, so the pattern is repeated 8 times.
Notice that your thumb constantly rotates between one of the middle strings then back to the 5th string, and in between each of those notes
played by the thumb you are playing the 1st string with your middle finger.
Remember when you learned the pinch in the previous exercise and each of the notes were quarter notes? In double
thumbing all of the notes are eighth notes, so it takes 8 of these notes to fill up a measure. Eighth notes are twice as fast (relatively speaking) as quarter notes, so a
measure made up of all eighth notes would be counted as “1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and”, while a measure made up of quarter notes would be simply counted as