I know there’s a fair amount of interest in different guitar finger picking techniques – and truthfully I’m sure you could do an entire course just on finger picking – so I decided to do a little lesson on one of the finger picking techniques that I like to use.
I like finger picking with this style because it gives a very rhythmic, mellow sound that fits my mood perfectly when I just wanna relax or cool off. Works great with minor chords, as you’ll see here, but feel free to try this guitar finger picking technique with anything that strikes your fancy. I like using this in all kinds of different songs, chord progressions, keys… it doesn’t really matter, because it is the technique we’re after. Once you learn a new technique it is up to you to apply it everywhere you can.
Start using this two-finger picking technique with the Am7, Dm7 and Em7 chords that I show you here, because you can get used to picking the root note plus the 2nd and 3rd strings. Once you’re familiar with that, try it with some other chords and start moving the string that your root note is on.
When you’re done this lesson, you might like to learn some more easy picking patterns.