Fingerpicking For BEGINNERS-Play Guitar In 12 Minutes!


We’re going to learn beginner basic
guitar this is the very first lesson
I’m going to show you how to do this i’ts a very basic fingerstyle pattern that’s
used in a lot of songs- many many songs if you
know this pattern you could be able to play a lot of
different songs just by knowing that one finger pattern on the right hand. So
three things you need to be able to do this lesson Number one, you need a guitar, so I want you to get your guitar out. because we’re gonna learn right now.
Number two you need to be able to tune your guitar Number three- you need to be
able to count to 4! so let’s get right into the lesson.
I hope you have your guitar in your hand because we’re gonna learn how to do this
right now. First string, second-string it’s hard to see cause they’re thin third-string fourth. fifth and sixth for the first part of this (beginner fingerstyle lesson)
we’re gonna concentrate on the fourth and the third-string…
this is all going to be with the thumb first thing to do is to put your hand
in kind of a claw okay like this…kind of a claw okay… or make a circle with your hand what we’re going to do is we’re
gonna hit (play) the fourth string with our thumb these these fingers are
ready to go down here because we’re going to use these too so we’re gonna go like this cool just hit (play) the fourth-string with your
thumb just like so… now I said if you can count to
four you can do this so what we’re going to do is we’re an alternate the thumb
the thumb is going to be the only thing that’s gonna play here we’re going to alternate between the
fourth string and the third-string just like this we’re gonna count 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 okay play along with me ready 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2,, 3 4.. Okay now what we’re gonna do is
we’re gonna do is add a note and it’s going to be an “AND” …
so we’re gonna count it 1, 2 AND 3, 4 1 ….this is what we’re gonna learn 2 AND 3 4. now we’re hitting (plucking) this with the
second-string with our index finger so we’re going 1 , 2 AND 3 ,4 1, 2 AND 3 , 4 1 2 AND 3, 4 1, 2 AND 3… hope you’re playing along with me.,.. 2 AND 3, 4 let’s go even slower ready… here
we go 1 2 AND 3 , 4 1 2 AND 3 4 … REAL SLOW 1 2 AND 3 ..4 1 2 AND 3 we’re gonna add a note now with this finger right here the
middle finger we’re gonna hit string number one I’m gonna show you
where we’re gonna do it 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 1 2 AND 3 AND 4 1 2 AND 3 AND 4 1 2 AND 3 AND 4 sounds like this a little faster slowdown 1 2 AND 3 AND 4 1 2 AND 3 4… 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 1 2 AND 3 4 1 2 AND 3 AND 4 so the first lesson we learned is 1, 2, 3, 4 second one is 1, 2 AND 3 4 1, 2, AND 3, 4 next one 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 all I’m doing doing is just pulling up just playing… pulling my
finger back (plucking) my hand in the claw. My fingers
are all ready to go with the strings were gonna hit (play) are already in
place they’re just resting on those strings
waiting to that’s all I’m doing 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 1,2 AND 3 AND 4 we’re gonna add one more note
here and it’s going to be this finger right
here (index finger) 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND so a little faster sounds like this 1, 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND okay so practice that…and now I’m
gonna show you a chord to play with your left hand…………….. we’re
going to use two fingers on the left hand here to make this chord it’s almost a D chord but we’re only gonna do it with two
fingers because this is really easy and on the third string I want you to
take your index finger and press right here so down below want you to just go
ahead play that note (pluck 4th string) shouldn’t sound “buzzy”. your finger should be right below the fret. here’s the
fret you don’t want to be on it because it will mute the string okay wanna be just below it you don’t wanna be down here because that will buzz- you wanna be right below the fret so go ahead and with your right hand hit (pluck) the third-string with your thumb with your left hand press right here now my thumb is back here like this holding the
guitar have my thumb right here I’m kinda making a an arch be able to
hit that note there’s one more thing you were
going to use… we’re going to use the ring finger, we’re not going to
use the middle finger on this we’re going to use just the ring
finger and we’re gonna go to the second-string 3 frets up… by the way that other one was
just two frets up count it I like this.. one fret , two frets the next one is three frets up one two, three, we’re doing with our with our ring finger on the second-string and down
here with my ring finger just making sure it sounds okay so then what we’re going to do is we’re
going to put that together…. Starting on the 4th string just go like this: starting on the 4th
string . Remember, this is 6, 5, 4 strum down that picking pattern just That picking pattern sounds like this if we just hold that chold and we just play that picking pattern that I just showed you it sounds like this okay this finger is not doing anything …. just
these two fingers right here let’s just go back and review the
lesson real quick review the lesson with holding this chord
down 1, 2 , 3, 4 now we’re gonna at this one note 1, 2, AND 3 , 4 now we’re going to add another
note this finger right here the middle finger 1. 2 AND 3 AND 4 we’re gonna add one more
note we’re gonna hit this
second-string twice 1. 2. AND 3 AND 4 AND so practice tha…t go back in watch this video again. practice it and
then after you’re done I want to go to the link below more beginner fingerstyle guitar lessons