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Thread #166887   Message #4017586
Posted By: GUEST,Longtime Strummer
06-Nov-19 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Fingerpicking help, please!
Subject: Fingerpicking help, please!

I've been playing the guitar for about 30 years, and I play without a pick.

I have an idiosyncratic fingerpicking style, one that has served mainly as an alternative to strumming for ballads, etc.

I've tried learning three-finger picking via videos, and I know about the alternating bass-note pattern on the bottom three strings, but I get stuck at how to understand the necessary syncopation of the upper strings, which fingers to use, etc.

Any help in simplifying the process of understanding the system would be greatly appreciated.