How To Get Out Of A Fingerpicking Pattern Guitar Rut And Sound More Musical With Your Playing

by Simon Candy

 

Fingerpicking Patterns Guitar Article ImageIn this video, I’ll show you the secret to creating great sounding music using fingerpicking patterns on guitar.

It’s so easy to get stuck in a fingerpicking pattern guitar rut, playing the same old exercises every time, sounding like a machine.

Truth is, fingerpicking patterns don’t equal music on guitar. They are a means to an end. 

 

In this video you will learn:

Why sounding musical with your fingerpicking is more to do with your fretting hand than it is with your fingerpicking hand

The dangers of setting out with the goal of learning a whole bunch of fingerpicking patterns. I will show you what you need to be doing instead

A set of chord shapes that open up the whole fretboard to you allowing you to create great sounding fingerpicking music

 

 

Content Needed For This Fingerpicking Video Lesson

Here are the chords I am using in this video lesson:

 

E7 Shapes

Fingerpicking Guitar Block Chords E7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A7 Shapes

Fingerpicking Guitar Block Chords A7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Here is how you can apply the travis picking pattern to the E7 chords, as I am doing in the video lesson above, making use of the low open E string:

 

Fingerpicking Guitar Block Chord Progression E7

 

Here is how you can apply the travis picking pattern to the A7 chords, as I am doing in the video lesson above, making use of the open A string:

 

Fingerpicking Guitar Block Chord Progression A7

 

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