16 Legendary Fingerpicking Patterns
For tabs see below. Fingerpicking style is a technique that is used in many famous and legendary songs over the years. The 16 examples in this post are a good source to learn the most common fingerpicking patterns you will ever come across. The fingerpicking patterns can be applied to almost every folk, pop, country or rock song. Try and figure out which pattern suits your favorite song. Maybe you’ll already recognize some of these patterns from songs you heard before. I personally think pattern #12 is a really nice one. Right hand finger positioning Now let’s take a look at the finger positioning assuming you are a right handed guitar player. For my right hand position I use my thumb to pluck the low-E, A and D-string. For each different chord, you play the corresponding bass note with your right hand thumb. In the video lessons above the tabs I show you what each pattern sounds like and explain the pattern slowly in close up. Practice each and every one of them thoroughly. Enjoy!
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