How to play guitar fingerstyle/fingerpicking techniques
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How to play guitar fingerstyle/fingerpicking techniques

Learn the techniques to be able to play the guitar fingerpicking/fingerstyle plucking the strings with your fingers.
4.2 (2 ratings)
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678 students enrolled
Created by Matt Welch
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 23 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • how to use your fingers to play notes and chords/arpeggios on the guitar
  • How to pluck the strings with correct right hand finger techniques
  • Fingerpicking patterns that can be used in any song
  • fingerpicking/fingerstyle techniques that can be personalised to create own patterns
Requirements
  • Some basic/beginner knowledge of open guitar chords and how to play and change between those chords (e.g. Em, G, C)
Description

In this course you will learn skills on how to fingerpick/play the guitar using the fingers of your right (plucking) hand. We will begin with learning how to effectively prepare the fingers on the strings and then go through a number of exercises that will further develop your skills.

There are backing tracks and TAB available for each study/exercise and at the end of this course you should be able to apply these skills to your playing of any song you wish. You can use the skills to create your own finger patterns and chord progressions or figure out songs you like and wish to play.

Who this course is for:
  • beginner and intermediate guitarists who would like to expand their skills on the guitar and learn how to play and create their own fingerpicking patterns
  • Guitarists who have always used a pick (plecktrum) and are interested in learning how to fingerpick
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 49:32
+ Basic right hand technique- how to effectively pluck the strings/notes
1 lecture 06:56

In this lecture we go over how to label the right hand (your fingerpicking/plucking hand) and how to prepare and place your fingers on the string. We also go over some of the basic knowledge/skills covered in this course.

Preview 06:56
+ First exercise using right hand fingers- P,I,M,A
1 lecture 05:50

In this lecture we learn the first fingerpicking pattern using all four of our right-hand fingers- P,I,M and A.

We then play along with the backing track. 2 versions of the backing track are provided- one with the guitar as a guide and one without. There is also a PDF of the TAB used to play the exercise.

Preview 05:50
+ Exercise 2- expanding your skills
1 lecture 05:34

In this lecture we learn the second fingerpicking pattern and will then play along with the backing track. 2 versions of the backing track are provided- one with the guitar as a guide and one without. There is also a PDF of the TAB used to play the exercise.

Exercise 2
05:34
+ Exercise 4
1 lecture 05:52

In this lecture we learn the fourth fingerpicking pattern and will then play along with the backing track. 2 versions of the backing track are provided- one with the guitar as a guide and one without. There is also a PDF of the TAB used to play the exercise.

Exercise 4
05:52
+ Exercise 6
1 lecture 05:01

In this lecture we learn the sixth fingerpicking pattern and will then play along with the backing track.

Exercise 6
05:01
+ Exercise 7
1 lecture 04:42

In this lecture we learn the seventh fingerpicking pattern and will then play along with the backing track. This pattern is useful for playing Ballads.

Exercise 7
04:42
+ Exercise 8
1 lecture 02:55

In this lecture we learn the eighth fingerpicking pattern and will then play along with the backing track. This exercise uses a four-chord progression and draws on the skills used in an earlier exercise.

Exercise 8
02:55