Watch the Fingerstyle 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 50 Country Guitar Licks You MUST Know
You can't ignore acoustic guitar licks and tricks when you're studying country guitar. This is a basic pattern. It is a good introduction to fingerstyle, but you will find it all over classic and modern country songs. The pattern is thumb, index, middle, ring. Keep your thumb a little more toward the neck so it doen't cross below your other fingers. The tip of the finger touches the string and, if you are playing with nails, the fingernail touches the string as you pick. Take your time and proceed slowly at first. Give it some time.