Thursday, January 15, 2009

Finger Picking Fundamentals

…and now for something completely different.

Right, so we usually feature news, reviews and interviews concerning the use of many notes, played at incredible speed, to convey emotions, (in other words, this place is all about shredding your face off). Not today...

Elmore Music has put together a fantastic guide to Finger Picking. Now before you go back to practicing your arpeggio runs at 250bpm, go here and have a look at Finger Picking Fundamentals.

If you’ve always wanted to learn finger picking on your guitar but didn’t know how or simply failed in an attempt to 'Finger Picking Fundamentals' is surely the quickest way to get yourself in the Tommy Emmanuel/Andy McKee vibe.

The course aims to equip you with the tools necessary to perfect the technique of finger picking so you won’t be tearing your hair out with frustration during the learning process.

An advantage of finger picking notes is that it allows you to play multiple parts of a piece of music, instead of just the blazing solo and crushing riffs.

Imagine being able to play the bass, harmony, melody, and percussion all on your own. You’ll never have to deal with tardy, prima donna band mates ever again.

'Finger Picking Fundamentals' follows a step-by-step instructions, tabs, audio and video layout, to make the learning process simple and easy for everyone.

Topics covered include Scale application, Groove style slap percussion, Groove style finger strumming, Groove style finger muting, Groove style popping, Harp scales, Arpeggio fingerings, Adding the 4th finger, Slap harmonics, Harmonic exercises, Chord harmonics exercises, Harp harmonics exercises, Examples of guitar percussion, Maj, min, dom, 5432 form, Maj, min, dom, 6432 form, and a complete and original song to learn using all your new skills.

There are a lot of great ideas in the Finger Picking Fundamentals course, even for us shred heads. Check it out.