Now that we have covered the basics of finger-picking, we will now look at some specific examples of finger-picking patterns applied to guitar chords.
The best way to practice these finger-picking patterns is to apply them to individual chords, then chord progressions and ultimately songs.
Here are some examples of the finger-picking patterns applied to individual guitar chords:
Finger-style Exercise # 13
5-1-3-2 applied to an A minor chord.
Finger-style Exercise # 14
Here is a D minor chord with picking pattern 4-1-3-2.
Finger-Picking Applied to Chord Progressions
Once you feel comfortable finger-picking individual chords, you are ready for the real fun stuff—finger-picking chord progressions.
Finger-style Exercise # 15
Above you can see the finger-picking pattern 6-3-2-1, 5-3-2-1, 4-3-2-1 applied to G, C and D major chords.
In our next finger-picking lesson, we will look at a fun finger-picking song. called “Romance Anonimo“. This is a perfect song to learn for your Valentine’s Day Sweetheart.