Guitar Fingerpicking Basics
Guitar fingerpicking or “fingerstyle” is the technique of plucking the guitar strings with the fingertips or fingernails instead of a guitar pick(plectrum).
Although mastering fingerpicking can take a bit of time, the actual technique is fairly simple as discussed in The Ultimate Guitar Guide – Part 2 and in my “Fingerpicking 101” video below:
Whenever I sit down with a new guitar student, I ALWAYS ask them “what do you want to get out of your guitar lessons?” and “what goals do you have?” “To learn how to play guitar” is a very broad goal and guess what? You NEVER fully learn.
I have been playing since I was 13, and several decades later I feel like I have just scratched the surface of what can be done with the guitar. Also, a goal like, “I wanna play guitar”, is like saying, “I want to travel”, but without having looked at a map, or opened a travel brochure”.