The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY and Write

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-12-2020, 10:30 PM
Crazyguitardj Crazyguitardj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 96
Default Basic finger picking exercises

Hey AGF,
Do any of y'all have some finger-picking exercises, or easy finger-picking songs? I enjoy playing gospel and country songs and would like like some ideas on fingerpicking songs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2020, 11:40 PM
gibpicker gibpicker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 197
Default

Lessons! Can't go wrong with that if you have the time and money. Lots of stuff on line also. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2020, 12:28 AM
Ukulele_Eddie's Avatar
Ukulele_Eddie Ukulele_Eddie is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 221
Default

I recently got Steve James Fingerstyle Blues Songbook which I think is fantastic. The pieces are short and include a variety of songs and keys. It includes access to recordings both at target tempo and slowed down. It was written for beginners to intermediate players with the goal to lay down some important foundations. I'm just getting started with it.

I look forward to learning about other resources folks recommend.
__________________
12-fret Addict: Wilborn Lion | Martin 0-28VS Custom | Larrivee Parlor Custom | Collings 01W 12-fret | Blackbird Savoy | Beneteau 0-12
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2020, 04:34 AM
NormanKliman NormanKliman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
Default

(Mississippi) John Hurt is a good place to start (as others have pointed out in other parts of this message board). Some of his stuff is not easy for one reason or another, or there will be just one move that's a little hard, but I'd say a good one to start with is Richland Women Blues (sounds like "The Midnight Special" by CCR and others). Play it in C and alternate the bass strings as you go.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2020, 06:53 AM
bbatko bbatko is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 28
Default

I just bought this. It was $10. Iím a beginner and was able to learn Amazing Grace in a few hours. It comes with the tabs and chords and both strumming and picking patterns. Itís good for starting out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2020, 07:45 PM
Crazyguitardj Crazyguitardj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 96
Default

Also, I'm looking for anybody that knows of good YouTube videos, with tutorials for finger-picking specific songs
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2020, 10:25 PM
mcmars mcmars is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 91
Default

Any of your favorite John Prine tunes are great place to start.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-13-2020, 11:42 PM
Su_H. Su_H. is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 47
Default

This technique will carry you far.
http://www.classicalguitarshed.com/p...eggio-pattern/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2020, 09:10 AM
Crazyguitardj Crazyguitardj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 96
Default

Thanks for your input guys, I appreciate it
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY and Write

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=