5 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning To Fingerpick Guitar

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning To Fingerpick Guitar

by Simon Candy


5 Fingerpicking Guitar Mistakes Article PicIn this video, you learn the top 5 biggest mistakes guitar players make when fingerpicking.

Fingerpicking guitar can be challenging, however, it can be made a whole lot easier if you begin on the right pathway.

In this lesson, you learn how to avoid the following 5 mistakes guitarists make when learning to fingerpick guitar, saving you much time and frustration in the process:


1. Incorrect Fingerpicking Technique

Start off on the right foot with the correct fingerpicking technique or easily fix the flaws that may already exist in your fingerpicking.

2. Fingerpicking Without Dynamics And Feel

Feel and dynamics are perhaps the biggest difference between amateur and pro fingerpickers. You learn how easy it is to train great dynamics into your fingerpicking.

3. Taking On Too Much At Once

Trying to learn fingerpicking in big chunks doesn’t work. You must break things down, sometimes into very small parts and look for patterns.

4. Limiting Your Fingerpicking Approach

“For a person with a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

In other words, going with one approach for all situations. This severely limits your fingerpicking.

5. Avoiding Your Ring Finger

Each finger is like a pickup on your guitar producing a unique tone. Avoiding your ring finger will not only limit your fingerpicking on a technical level but also sonically.

Watch the video below to learn more:


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