Watch the Picking Technique Considerations online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands On Guitar: Beyond Beginner
Strumming has a nice full sound and is perfect for more up-tempo tunes. However, when you’re looking for a delicate and slower sound, fingerpicking is often the right choice. It’s the technique that gives tunes like "Dust in the Wind", and "Landslide" that gentle flowing sound. I'll get you started and teach you the basics of playing fingerstyle!