31 August 2009

Acoustic Guitar Finger Picking Lesson

Today's post is a video lesson showing you how to perform a basic finger picking pattern.

Finger picking is an enjoyable way to strum your guitar and create soft relaxing music. I like to play a little finger picking in the evening to end a busy day, it always helps me to wind down. Finger picking is also a good way to get more out of beginner open guitar chords.

Before you take a look at the video, here are a couple of key points you could pay attention to so that you'll be successful as you try finger picking yourself.

1. Start with only one chord. This will make it simpler to keep your attention on your picking fingers.

2. Start slowly. If you start too fast you'll get your fingers in a knot.

3. One pattern at a time. Master each pattern thoroughly before moving on.

Got that? Now let's take a look at the video - don't forget your guitar to play along.



Sounds pretty good, doesn't it.

Remember to take things slowly and keep it simple by working on one pattern and one fixed chord. Invest a little time to practice - it's a great alternative to TV to relax in the evening - and you'll soon learn to play faster and introduce more sophisticated patterns.

Gary

Video lesson from Next Level Guitar.

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2 comments:

Ben McConley said...

Pick a pattern. The more patterns your picking hand tackles, the more versatile your fingerpicking technique will be. Create a fingerpicking pattern between 3 and 8 notes long. Start the pattern with the thumb.


Jason@VanEman

Ben McConley said...

Pick a pattern. The more patterns your picking hand tackles, the more versatile your fingerpicking technique will be. Create a fingerpicking pattern between 3 and 8 notes long. Start the pattern with the thumb.


Jason@VanEman

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