Watch the Play with Picking Pattern Timing online guitar lesson by Christie Leneé from Creative Fingerstyle Guitar for Songwriters

Take a harmonic structure, add a meter, and find a picking pattern that sets up the groove - pretty soon you're writing a song. Your picking patterns can play a big role in groove creation. By simply exploring the rhythmic placement of your picking patterns and the way it falls over a particular chord change, you'd be surprised with how much inspiration you can find.