The other day I had to do a little plumbing and clear out the blocked “u-bend” in the sink. Yuck! DIY is not really my forte, but I got there. How does this relate to guitar fingerpicking patterns, you ask? Well, it made me think how lacking my toolbox is for such occasions.
A lot of guitarists can play a few fingerpicking songs and knock out some fingerstyle patterns but a lot don’t ever do any exercises for their fingerpicking hand. Yet, they wonder why they lack speed, dexterity and agility with their picking hand. This video, featuring two simple fingerpicking exercises will help you with this. [Read more…]
In this popular YouTube video I created a few years ago, I talked about how to play a variety of sub-divisions and how sub-divisions are the foundation and building blocks of ALL rhythm.
In this post, we will take things a step further and get you learning all of the most important sub-divisions and I’ll show you how to practice them to take your rhythm skills to the next level.
It’s clear you guys who visit this site regularly really love to fingerpick and want to learn more fingerpicking patterns. That’s been shown by the popularity of my ‘Fingerpicking Classics Series’. I’m just glad you love to fingerpick as much as I do. Even for a rocker like me, fingerpicking is cool.
It’s a great technique and once you get a few simple fingerpicking patterns down you will find that any chord progression can be given a new lease of life by applying a ‘stock’ fingerpicking pattern to it.