Play Song: Oceanfront Property

Now let's try this out with a simple backing track and our great phantom singer. As always I highly encourage you to just watch and listen at least once before you start playing along yourself.

I hope you've had a lot of fun taking these first steps into the exciting and almost limitless world of finger picking. You can easily find some overwhelming examples of people playing this style of guitar in extremely complicated and virtuosic ways. But I'm also fairly confident that if you put on one of your favorite records you're very likely to hear some basic version of a simple finger picking pattern, like the ones we've explored in this tutorial. It's such a great thing about the guitar that the most basic versions of these techniques are very often as useful as the more advanced ones.

Instructor Anders Mouridsen
Tutorial:
Intro To Fingerpicking
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Any Style
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Questions & Answers

I'm having a hard time switching between Am and G fast enough. Should I practice switching between those two chords with a metronome and slowly increase the tempo until I'm fast enough, or should I play it the best I can and move on to the next tutorial? 6 months ago
Josh Workman 6 months ago

This is very common problem at first. I suggest keeping a practice journal and having a section where you add things that are giving you trouble that you can gradually improve, while moving through the other lessons. It's all interconnected, so you will find that you often get better at something that formerly gave you trouble without even working on it for a while because you are improving in other areas of guitar playing.