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Watch the Basic Fingerpicking Pattern online guitar lesson by TrueFire from The Indispensable Toolbox for Guitarists

Basic Fingerpicking Pattern - Technique #17 is a video guitar lesson presented by Muriel Anderson and is sourced from 50 Right-Hand Techniques You Must Know.

The example that I give is the very beginning of "Doc's Guitar." To develop a great feel for fingerpicking you may want to pick up some Doc Watson recordings, listen to the power and timing that he has and try to capture some of that on your guitar. A lot has to do with the way he leans into the notes.

Get really comfortable with this basic pattern, use it to accompany songs, and then it becomes the basis for lots of variations to create fingerpicking solos.