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Fingerpicking 101 - A Close Look at Finger Picking
Difficulty Rating: Beginner-Intermediate
Lesson by: Kirk Lorange



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Here's a lesson that breaks down a very common finger picking pattern into its several elements over just one chord. I've done a couple of other picking lessons of real tunes, but I think many players just getting into the art of finger picking find it difficult to keep changing back and forth between chords all the while trying to concentrate on the picking pattern. This lesson is just over a C chord.

There's no need for me to go on and on with this written commentary because I talk throughout this movie. Once you do get a good feel for it, have a look at this lesson which is pretty close to John Denver's 'Country Road, Take me Home' which uses the same basic pattern.