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Finger Picking Part 2: A more complicated pattern

In this 2nd lesson on finger picking, we’ll go over a more complicated pattern than the initial pattern we learned in part one.

View Part 1 here

The first pattern we learned looks like this:

1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a, 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a, ...
T 1 2 1 T 1 2 1, T 1 2 1 T 1 2 1, ...

(if you don’t know what these numbers mean, view the first lesson)

This pattern will be similar, but we’ll bring our 3rd (ring) finger. It looks like this:

1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a, 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a, ...
T 1 2 1 3 1 2 1, T 1 2 1 3 1 2 1, ...

This pattern fills a whole note while the first pattern fills a half note. As with the first lesson, work on accuracy, fluidity, speed, and changing chords.

13 Responses to Finger Picking Part 2: A more complicated pattern

  1. Jakub Hurta Jun 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi Brian, thank you so much for doing this videos!!!! It help a lot!!!

    • Michael Norgaard Jun 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      Thanks Brian, this lesson has been very helpful. Keep them coming.

  2. Troy Cabalza Jun 8, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Brian, Thanks for starting up a tutorial for finger-style guitar playing. I never have found anything like this. This will surely help in bringing my skills up a level. 😀 Thank you for your efforts. Godbless!

  3. eugene Jun 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    thank you so much for all your time and effort that you put in to all your videos, they are super helpful and beneficial, may the Lord bless you for all your hard work…:)

  4. Prayag Nov 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    Brian you are great

    • Brian Nov 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      Well thank you Prayag 🙂

  5. Emma Nov 14, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Wow. I tried so many things to learn finger picking. these videos are the first things that really work.
    Thank you so much, Brian!

    • Brian Nov 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

      Thanks awesome – thanks Emma!

  6. Devanese Aug 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Hey Brian I think your a great Teacher. I am thankful you do it for the LORD! I appreciate all the videos you’ve done so far, they have been a blessing! God bless you brother!

  7. Gale Davis Sep 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Thank you Brian, I gave been playing guitar for almost fifty years but very little acoustic. I’m trying to learn finger picking and was thrilled to discover your tutorials. I found you when I was looking for worship songs for guitar. I was wondering if you only play modern song or if you also play songs from say a hymnal i.e. A Firm Foundation? Thanks again.

    • Brian Nov 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      Thanks Gale – I’m starting to cover some more hymns lately.

  8. brent Nov 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    These are very helpful Thanks Brian.

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