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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fingerpicking

I want to learn some Page/Zepplin fingerstyle songs and really don't know much about fingerpicking. Anybody got any tips, exercises, tutorials, etc. to help me get started?
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Re: Fingerpicking

tons of tuts on the tube chris
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Yeah... I found some but no real tricks/tips yet. One of the best I saw years ago when Mark Seal was putting out free lessons every week. I don't know where to find it or him now but I'll do some searching. The cool tip was how to hold your picking hand so thumb and fingers don't get in each others way.
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tons of tuts on the tube chris
Didn't find most of them helpful but stumbled across this site accidentally and found this very helpful fingerstyle primer:
http://www.andrewwasson.com/lessons/...yle_primer.php

and here is a link to a famous old 120 right hand study picking pattern practice routine in pdf:
http://www.guitarteacher.com/media/P...nd_Studies.pdf
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Re: Fingerpicking

I mainly do classical style of music... so that's the only thing I do... the only tips and ticks is practice...

to start you off...i think any beginner fingerpicking tutorial video would tell you is the PIMA.... basically thumb regulates 6th 5th 4th string..... index for 3rd.... middle for 2nd.... ring for 1st....

if the song you're playing uses only the first 3-4 strings... i would shift everything down 1 string... so you're only using PIM.....

a little thing i do when playing is i would plant my pinky on the soundboard... this gives me a good mental idea of where all the strings are... this might not be proper technique... but it works for me...

exercise 1:
alternate P-I-M-I... do it as fast as possible until you do it so fast you make a mistake... you're bound to make one lol..... also alternate chords with that pattern also....i usually do D and A...

exercise 2:
same as exercise 1 but use your ring finger as well this time..... P - I - M - A - M - I....

exercise 3:
http://www.guitarchordsmagic.com/ima...is-picking.gif


you don't need to be with your guitar to practice.... do it on the side of the table... on your lap... or even on somebody else's lap (haha joking)...have fun picking !
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I mainly do classical style of music... so that's the only thing I do... the only tips and ticks is practice...

to start you off...i think any beginner fingerpicking tutorial video would tell you is the PIMA.... basically thumb regulates 6th 5th 4th string..... index for 3rd.... middle for 2nd.... ring for 1st....

if the song you're playing uses only the first 3-4 strings... i would shift everything down 1 string... so you're only using PIM.....

a little thing i do when playing is i would plant my pinky on the soundboard... this gives me a good mental idea of where all the strings are... this might not be proper technique... but it works for me...

exercise 1:
alternate P-I-M-I... do it as fast as possible until you do it so fast you make a mistake... you're bound to make one lol..... also alternate chords with that pattern also....i usually do D and A...

exercise 2:
same as exercise 1 but use your ring finger as well this time..... P - I - M - A - M - I....

exercise 3:
http://www.guitarchordsmagic.com/ima...is-picking.gif


you don't need to be with your guitar to practice.... do it on the side of the table... on your lap... or even on somebody else's lap (haha joking)...have fun picking !
Hey thanks for the advice. There was a nice handout from the Andrew Wasson's site that I posted above who is also Canadian. That Travis picking .gif you put up is the Dust in the Wind pattern correct? Funny that it is also in the handout. Thanks for the great info... I am having fun with this and have always wanted to learn but never took the time.
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