Today I want to talk about finger picking
(PRWEB) November 01, 2014
“Today I want to talk about finger picking”, says Johnson. The chord progression that Claude uses in this easy guitar lesson is a one four progression in the key of A. Claude demonstrates the chords as follows; the one chord is Am (A minor); open 5th string, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger, first fret of the 2nd string with first finger an open first string. The four chord is Dm (D minor); open 4th string, 2nd fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 3rd fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and first fret of the first string with first finger. Claude plays an alternating bass line switching between the open 6th and 5th strings on the Am played as 1/8th notes with his thumb and picks the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings simultaneously with his first, 2nd and 3rd fingers. Johnson then switches to the Dm and plays the same sequence, but switches the bass notes to the 5th and 4th strings. Claude continues by demonstrating variations of this concept by picking the higher strings separately and recommends you try switching it up on your own. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy finger style rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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