Watch the Fingerpicking Techniques online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Fingerpicking Techniques - Concept 5 is a video guitar lesson presented by Johnny Hiland and is sourced from Ten Gallon Guitar: Rhythm.


Let's move into a whole new area of rhythm guitar: fingerpicking! A popular style of rhythm playing, with guys like Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Hank Garland, and even John Denver and folk musicians all using fingerpicking in their music. I'm still picking up top and playing with my fingers on the bottom, keeping the bassline going and rolling with my fingers. We'll go over how to work this technique into your rhythm playing, and how to add movement into this style with some techniques and filler licks to use as well.