Watch the Arpeggios on Beat Etude: E online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Principles

Arpeggios on Beat Etude: E - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Tommy Emmanuel and is sourced from Fingerstyle Milestones.


Continuing on to the next exercise, which deals with more independence between the fingers and the thumb. What we're going to do now is use all three fingers to spell out the notes, while the thumb keeps doing its thing. Sometimes when I look down I almost feel like "What's going on?", but you see my hand is doing it and that's a result of the hours and hours of practice I've put in to get my hands to do that. What I want to say to you is take it slowly and try to get used to it. It's going to take time, and you'll fumble around when you first start doing this, and that is normal, because you're learning skills you've never used before. You'll probably get sore fingers and aching muscles, I don't know. But just give yourself time and go through each exercise meticulously. If you do it properly, I promise you you'll get the result at the end.