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Sanjeev Mansotra - New Learner | How to Improve Fingerpicking Technique?

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Hello, my name is Sanjeev Mansotra. I'm a new learner.

How can a guitarist effectively improve their fingerpicking technique to achieve greater speed and precision in playing complex patterns?

Please revert so I can improve!


   
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Hi Sanjeev,

I think the answer to your question is largely Practice, practice, practice.... oh and then some more practice!!🤣🤣

However, knowing what to practice is a great benefit, trying to make it up can be hard, so have a look at the two attached images for some examples of different picking patterns. These were given to me as an exercise by my guitar teacher. It’s fun to go through them and try different chord shapes. I’m not saying that I could sit down and play all these from memory but that’s probably due to not enough PRACTICE!!🤣🤣

Start at a slow tempo maybe just with the bass notes, then the treble strings, then build up tempo.

The numbers along the top of the grids denote the rhythm, the letters down the side denote the finger (Ring, Middle, Index and Thumb) and the numbers within the grid denote the string to pick.

I hope this is of some help. Good luck, have fun and let us know how you get on.

All the Best, 

Brian👍😃🎸


   
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@brie I have already started practicing. Thank you for the suggestions!


   
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@sanjeevmansotra You’re welcome Sanjeev, I hope you enjoy practicing and once you get the hang of some of those patterns, you can try some of your own 👍😃🎸


   
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@brie Yes I'm enjoying practicing and improved a lot!


   
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