Overview
This is a brief overview of finger picking and are applying general guidelines. The chord progression used throughout is C - C - Dm - G. We're going to be putting a finger to a string. Our the thumb goes on the root note and fingers follow. For example:

5th String Root (C, A, Am etc.)

T - 5th String | 1st Finger - 4th String | 2nd Finger - 3rd String | 3rd

6th String Root (E, Em, G etc.)

T - 6th String | 1st Finger - 4th String | 2nd Finger - 3rd String | 3rd Finger - 2nd String | 4th Finger - 1st String | *Skip 5th String

4th String Root (D, Dm etc.)

T - 4th String | 1st Finger - 3rd String | 2nd Finger - 2nd String | 3rd Finger - 1st String

T - Thumb

1 - 1st finger

2 - 2nd finger

3 - 3rd finger

4 - 4th finger

T.# - snap your thumb and finger # together

Roll - quick succession of finger picking T-1-2-3

Claw - pluck all stings together T.1.2.3

-Related Lessons-


1:47 – Playing Open Chords | BO 4/10

PDF - Finger Picking Patterns

Play Along - Finger Picking Patterns

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