I am more inclined to practice if i make progress - makes sense right? So given that If the music i prefer to listen to and as such would want to attempt to play is more influenced by fingerstyle that strumming or rhythm , it might makes more sense that I place more emphasis on learning and practicing fingerstyle. If i thought for one minute that withing a month or so i could pick the intro to some old folk songs i would be more inclined to practice.
Question is it reasonable to practice exclusive fingerstyle with no strumming? It would be my intention given some success with fingerstyle to then revisit strumming once i am a few months in. Grateful for your words of wisdom
I find it helps me to learn the base notes first using a metronome to get the timing right, then learning the middle and treble string parts (ditto with metronome) then take it bar by bar and put the base notes together with the others. Slow, but useful! It gets the thumb going as an independent entity as well. Bonus 👍
Use your pick or thumb for the top three bass strings and two fingers for the bottom three treble strings. I usually use the bass strings for rhythm bass runs and the treble strings for the melody. But I don't think there any rules hahaha.