Greetings to all.
I want to welcome all the new subscribers and encourage you to read as much of these tutorials as you can. If you already have read them, read them again now and then to refresh your memory and see how much you have learned and didn’t even realize! (That happens and it’s good to pat ourselves on the back now and then.)
To follow up on the last post where I start you out on fingerpicking, I offer this slight modification.
I am going to try to type out what I am doing here, but to really understand what I am saying, I think you should watch the video.
Using letters representing the string(s) I am picking, GCEA, I will, in parenthesis, tell you what fingers I am using to pick them with. T= thumb, 1=first finger, 2=second finger.
GA (T, 2)
repeat. (Watch the video. It will make more sense, I am certain.)
Practice this over and over with any chord, but don’t get hung up with worrying if you are doing it “right”. The idea is to create a pattern, repeat it, and develop coordination in your right hand. There is no one way to do it, and as a matter of fact, combine this second variation with the first one I taught you and make that a new combination.
Then, as you get better and better, and don’t have to think about what you are doing, you can modify these patterns even more to include specific notes on the left hand to create melodies.
But let’s don’t get ahead of ourselves. Have fun, be patient, and let these ideas seep deep into your brains. Soon, you will be fingerpicking like you were born fingerpicking!