Although guitar strumming patterns can be very diverse for many purposes, even the fastest flat picker cannot match the complexity and richness of fingerpicking guitar. At some point in your playing career it makes sense to expand your abilities and learn how to play fingerstyle guitar.
This guide outlines 6 essential steps to a solid basic fingerpicking technique, which is invaluable if you want to progress to more complicated arrangements and picking patterns. The obvious difference between playing guitar with a plectrum (pick) compared to using our fingers is that, no matter how fast the plectrum moves, it can never pluck more than one string at a time.
We all learn differently. So, when it comes to choosing guitar lessons, it’s fine if you don’t want to take private lessons. There are plenty of other routes for learning to play the guitar on your own time.
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Whether you’ re just getting started playing lead guitar, or you have experience, we all need that boost every now and then to take our playing up a level.
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