Fingerpicking For BEGINNERS- Play Guitar in 12 Minutes

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Here’s the first Fingerpicking For BEGINNERS- Play Guitar in 12 Minutes Lesson which features the basic finger picking guitar pattern.

This is the very first pattern you will want to learn to play fingerstyle guitar.

The pattern involved is the easiest and basic finger picking pattern that is used in many many popular song. Learning this beginner guitar lesson is the first step to learn how to play the acoustic guitar the correct way.

Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar or Fingerpicking (or sometimes referred to as fingerstyle) guitar might seem a bit confusing when you first try it but, fingerstyle guitar playing will become second nature with just a little repetition (and practice)!

A correct fingerpicking hand position (right hand) will use your thumb, index, and middle fingers for picking. In this particular beginner fingerstyle guitar lesson, your thumb will pluck the 4th (D) string and the 3rd (G) string. Your index finger will pluck the 2nd (B) string. Your middle finger will pluck the 1st (E) string.

In general and depending on what chord you are playing, different strings will be plucked. But in this particular guitar lesson, we feature a two fingered D type of chord (left hand) which is very easy to play for a first time beginner on the guitar. Sometimes your fingers may pluck other strings with your right hand, but try to stick to the easy beginner fingerstyle guitar lesson that is featured in the video.

This Easy Fingerpicking For BEGINNERS- Play Guitar in 12 Minutes Video is best used frequently… In other words, it is better to play along with this 10 or 15 minutes every day than it is to practice for 2 hours and come back to it weeks later, even though you should be able to play along during the first 12 minutes of watching.

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Here is the transcription of what I said in the video.
We’re going to learn beginner basic guitar

this is the very first lesson I’m going to show you how to do this.
i’ts a very basic fingerstyle pattern that’s used in
a lot of songs- many many songs if you know this pattern
you could be able to play a lot of different songs just by knowing that one
finger pattern on the right hand. So three things you need to be able to do
this lesson
Number one, you need a guitar, so I want you to get your guitar out.
because we’re gonna learn right now. Number two you need to be able to
tune your guitar
Number three- you need to be able to count to 4!
so let’s get right into the lesson. I hope you have your guitar in your hand
because we’re gonna learn how to do this right now.
First string, second-string
it’s hard to see cause they’re thin

fourth. fifth and sixth
for the first part of this (beginner fingerstyle lesson) we’re gonna concentrate
on the fourth and the third-string… this is all going to be with the thumb
first thing to do is to put your hand in kind of a claw
okay like this…kind of a claw
okay… or make a circle with your hand
what we’re going to do is we’re gonna hit (play)
the fourth string with our thumb
these these fingers are ready to go down here
because we’re going to use these too so we’re gonna go like this cool
just hit (play) the fourth-string with your thumb
just like so…
now I said if you can count to four you can do this so what we’re going
to do is we’re an alternate the thumb the thumb is going to be the only thing
that’s gonna play here
we’re going to alternate between the fourth string and the third-string
 just like this we’re gonna count
okay play along with me ready 
1, 2 3 4

Okay now what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna do is add a note
and it’s going to be an “AND” … so we’re gonna count it
1, 2 AND 3, 4
this is what we’re gonna learn AND now we’re hitting (plucking) this with the second-string
with our index finger
so we’re going

1 , 2 AND 3 ,4

hope you’re playing along with me.,..
1, 2 AND 3, 4
let’s go even slower ready… here we go
1,2 AND 3 , 4
 … REAL SLOW 1 2 AND 3 ..4

we’re gonna add a note now
with this finger right here the middle finger
we’re gonna hit string number one
I’m gonna show you where we’re gonna do it
1, 2 AND 3 AND 4

sounds like this a little faster
1 2 AND 3 AND 4
so the first lesson we learned is
1, 2, 3, 4
second one is
1, 2 AND 3 4
next one
1, 2 AND 3 AND 4

all I’m doing doing is just pulling up
 just playing… pulling my finger back (plucking)
my hand in the claw. My fingers are all ready to go with the
strings were gonna hit (play) are already in place
they’re just resting on those strings waiting to
that’s all I’m doing
1,2 AND 3 AND 4
we’re gonna add one more note here
and it’s going to be this finger right here (index finger)
1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND

so a little faster sounds like this
1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND
okay so practice that…and now I’m gonna show you
a chord to play with your left hand…………….. we’re going to use two fingers on the left
hand here to make this chord
it’s almost a D chord
but we’re only gonna do it with two fingers because this is really easy
and on the third string I want you to take your index finger and press right
so down below want you to just go ahead
play that note (pluck 4th string)
shouldn’t sound “buzzy”. your finger should be right below
the fret. here’s the fret you don’t want to be on it
because it will mute the string
okay wanna be just below it
you don’t wanna be down here because that will
buzz- you wanna be right below the fret
so go ahead
and with your right hand
hit (pluck) the third-string with your thumb
with your left hand press right here
now my thumb
is back here like this holding the guitar
have my thumb right here
I’m kinda making a an arch be able to hit that note
 there’s one more thing you were going to use… we’re going to use
the ring finger, we’re not going to use the middle finger on this
we’re going to use just the ring finger and we’re gonna go to the
3 frets up… by the way that other one was just two frets up
count it I like this.. one fret , two frets
the next one is three frets up one
two, three, we’re doing with our with our ring finger
on the second-string and down here
with my ring finger
just making sure it sounds okay
so then what we’re going to do is we’re going to put that together….
Starting on the 4th string
just go like this: starting on the 4th string . Remember, this is 6, 5, 4
strum down
that picking pattern just
That picking pattern
 sounds like this
if we just hold that chold and we just
play that picking pattern that I just showed you it sounds like this
this finger is not doing anything …. just these two fingers right here
 let’s just go back and review the lesson real quick
 review the lesson with holding this chord down
1, 2 , 3, 4
now we’re gonna at this one note
1, 2, AND 3 , 4
now we’re going to add another note this finger right here
 the middle finger
1. 2 AND 3 AND 4
we’re gonna add one more note
we’re gonna hit this second-string twice
1. 2. AND 3 AND 4 AND
so practice tha…t go back in
watch this video again. practice it and then after you’re done
I want to go to the link below
more beginner fingerstyle guitar lessons




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