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In this lesson, you learn how to fingerpick any pattern you like on guitar. There are thousands of fingerpicking patterns, however there are only 3 approaches to fingerpicking. By focusing on each of these approaches you gain the technique required to fingerpicking any pattern you like.
In this video, I show you how to create a great fingerpicking sound using 6th harmony. I take a simple chord progression and show you how to spice it up by applying 6th harmony to it in a fingerpicking context. Even though you will be playing a chord progression, you won’t play a single chord, instead you will imply the chords using 6th harmony.
In this video, I show you how to create your own fingerstyle arrangements on guitar. Playing the chords and melody of a song on one guitar does not have to be difficult to do if you break it down into simple, manageable steps to digest. Knowing the chords and melody and how they relate to each other is crucial when creating a fingerstyle arrangement of a song.
In this video, I show you how to create incredibly beautiful sounding melodies on guitar using the drone of open strings. This approach will convert any typical melody into beautiful, almost magical sounding music.
In this video, I show you a unique way to play scales on your guitar, and by extension melodies and riffs, using open strings. This technique produces a very cool sound that can be used across a number of different styles of music including blues, rock, jazz, pop, and country.
In this video, I show you how to play riffs in-between chord changes in the style of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer. Rhythm fills, or chord fills, as they are known, sound great punctuating the chord progressions you play on guitar.
In this video, I show you how to play tasty blues licks in DADGAD tuning. These licks are easy to play and sound awesome! Better yet, I am going to show you how to play these licks in DADGAD and provide the backing for the solo on one guitar.
In this video, I show you how to use a thumb pick on guitar, the point of using one, and how the thumb pick compares to using the flesh of your thumb. The thumb pick is great for fingerpicking guitar, but not necessarily all the time. Ultimately it is up to you, however there are circumstances where using a thumb pick is much preferred and others where it is not.
In this video, I am going to show you how to play your guitar percussively. Percussive guitar is a very popular way to play an acoustic guitar and as difficult as it can look to do, I am going to show you how easy it is to be and running with this style of playing through some basic percussive guitar techniques for your playing.
In this video, I show you common variations of the travis picking pattern. Once you have the bass down and have developed independence between your thumb and fingers, it’s time to move in for the kill and truly master the travis picking pattern. Learning the travis picking pattern is like learning thousands of fingerpicking songs due to its vast use.