Fingerpicking guitar lesson for beginners!
- Easy fingerpicking pattern using 3 strings and 3 fingers
- How to use a metronome with this exercise
- A look at rhythms everyone should know
- Using an E major scale on the low E string for fun
0:20 - 1:14 (Time this information is in video)
The fretboard diagram shows the 3 open strings we will use in this lesson.
6th string = Low E (play with thumb and pluck down)
2nd string = B (play with index and pluck up)
1st string = High E (play with middle finger and pluck up)
In this example we will play eighth notes. Notice these will go twice as fast as our quarter notes went.
1:57 - 2:05
Sixteenth notes will go twice as fast as the eighth note example. There would be two beams instead of one connecting the notes. Notice that quarter notes had no beams and eighths notes had one. Sixteenth would have two.
2:45 - until end
So now we will take the above finger picking exercise and make it a little more fun by adding different notes on the low E string. In this section we will look at using an E major scale to create different sounds.
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