In this lesson we will study the basics of finger picking, specifically finger picking hand position. We will also learn the rest stroke.
In this lesson we will learn to combine the thumb and fingers using the Free Stroke.
In this lesson we will learn a few simple finger picking patterns.
In this lessons we will learn a few more complex finger picking patterns.
In this lesson we will learn how to pluck two or more notes together using our finger picking method.
In this lesson we will study some finger picking patterns that combine chords and arpeggios.
In this lesson we will concentrate on out index and middle finger alternating method using some familiar scale patterns.
In this lessons we will do a finger style song study of the Led Zeppelin classic “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.”
In this lesson we will do a finger picking song study of Unforgiven by Metallica.
In this lesson we will do a song study of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide.”
In this lesson we will learn the basic principles behind Travis picking. Travis picking is a finger picking style named after one of the innovators, Merle Travis. Travis picking is used in Country, Blues, Ragtime, and Rock music.
In this lesson we will study more on Travis Picking.
Chord Melody style guitar is essentially solo guitar in the sense that the harmony, melody, and sometimes bass are all played at the same time on one instrument. You are a one man band! This is a difficult skill to grasp and is common in Classical and Jazz styles of guitar, although it can be used to play any type of song in any genre. In this lesson we are going to start basic with a simple song, Amazing Grace.