Mike Plantan / Demonstration

Course Description

In this course, we'll examine some fundamental fingerpicking patterns used throughout fingerstyle guitar. So, put down the pick and join us for some classical/fingerstyle guitar journey. A foundation in right-hand technique for the classical guitar repertoire is laid, as is its application to modern fingerstyle guitar arrangements and the genre's use in popular music. You need to be familiar with open chords, have an understanding of tablature, and bring your own instrument.

Course Outline

  • The history of fingerpicking, the one big rule, and a variety of fingerpicking patterns. 
  • Explanations of more complex methods, such as travis Picking and clawhammer, are presented clearly. 


Learner Outcomes

  • Use a combination of alternating bass, travis picking, and clawhammer techniques. 
  • Fingerpick 



Ages 13+
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