Beautiful Guitar Fingerpicking Patterns
If you’ve listened to the song, you’ll know that it has a really nice, mellow solo at the end that they play under distortion. Practicing and learning this solo will develop your lead guitar techniques, since you’ll be using slide, vibratos, etc., so the works to get your guitar solo sounding right.
Many guitar players focus only on strumming patterns or guitar solo licks and miss out on the beauty and simplicity of fingerpicking. Although fingerpicking can be quite complex, a lot of music can be played with just a few simple fingerpicking patterns.
Since most music is written with four beats per measure, I will show you two simple patterns for music with four beats per measure and one pattern for music with three beats per measure.When you’re fingerpicking it is very important to make sure that your thumb is playing the bass note of the chord, which is either the chord name or the note after the slash in the chord symbol.