Fingerpicking Exercises 4 – Lesson 95

About Fingerpicking Exercises 4 – Lesson 95

Level: Advanced

Fingerpicking Exercises 4 – Lesson 95

In this lesson on fingerpicking, we breakdown the “Travis Picking” style.

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You have a lot of work to do with our Fingerpicking series so I'll leave you with the basics.

Play to The Metronome and Backing Tracks

Work on Your Composition! Apply These Exercises as Well as Some of Your Own Fingerpicking Patterns to Unique Chord Voicings and Your Own Music.

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Jason Evans
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Jason Evans Rightio, good to know! Thank you!
Jason Evans
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Jason Evans Scanning through these exercises raised a question? How often is the pinkie used to fingerpick? Would it be worth practicing the technique with it as well as Pima?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Really depends on how deep you want to dig. I use my pinky occasionally on certain patterns. Not very often, but it's nice to have in your tool box. Like if I'm doing an arpeggio on an open G chord, where my thumb is hitting the 6th string and my 1st finger is on the 4th string, 2nd finger on the the 3rd string, 3rd finger on the 2nd string and 4th finger on the 1st string. I would definitely use my pinky here - as opposed to having to hit one of the strings with the same finger twice. It's just smoother.
Jason Evans
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Jason Evans Excellent! Cheers!
Veronika Takács
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Veronika Takács The pinkie finger is never to be used to fingerpick, you're good with practising "only" the amount of homework Papa Gates gave us in these videos 🙂
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