Basic Fingerpicking Studies

This lesson begins our study of basic fingerpicking. Becoming proficient at fingerpicking on the guitar will open up a ton of sound resources not possible with just a pick alone.

In this lesson we will talk briefly about hand positioning and how to set up your picking hand fingers. Then we will learn a couple of brief musical studies that you can practice to develop your technique.

Fingerpicking may feel just a little bit awkward in the beginning, but take your time and make sure that your picking hand wrist stays in a alignment and everything should develop quite nicely.

Here is the PDF TAB download for the music studies played in the video.

Basic Fingerpicking Studies PDF

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Basic Fingerpicking Studies


  1. Philip on April 30, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Thanks alot im practicing that riff you made then moving on to the other lessons

  2. Esteban Rodas on June 15, 2015 at 5:46 pm


  3. frederick herst on September 18, 2016 at 3:39 am

    thanks a lot good beginning lesson,go to the next lesson.

  4. JSK 5150 on September 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    awesome, what did you call that? A li_____ something? can you list the fret positions?

    • JSK 5150 on September 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      ok, sorry, i see the PDF

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