Watch the Jessica Sue online guitar lesson by Brooks Robertson from Fingerstyle Survival Guide
There are a few key things to keep in mind while watching the performance video. With the right hand remember we are striving for good form and it’s important to keep your thumb straight or slightly curved with your fingers and thumb spaced apart to stay out of each others way. Try and let your hand be relaxed. This song heavily relies on the skipping patterns to keep the rhythm, time and feel alive. Notice how the thumb is almost always rotating and alternating strings.
You might recognize chord forms and inversions that we covered in section 1 being used by the left hand. Because there are fretted notes and open strings being played simultaneously, it’s also important to maintain good left hand technique and keep your fingers arched. There are some good stretches here too that will help improve your left hand dexterity. As always this video is a great practice tool for getting familiar with the melody and as a play along track.