Dansm's Fingerpicking Lessons
Getting Your Fingers In On The Action
Once you are able to strum with your fingers, you can begin fingerpicking!
The first task is to learn your hand position and to learn which fingers are
used on which strings. For simplicity, I am assuming that you are right-handed,
so left-handed people should reverse these instructions.

  1. Place the heel of your right hand on the bridge of the guitar.


  1. Form a normal C chord with your left hand.

  1. Place your fingers on the appropriate strings as follows:


  1. Now, practice picking with each finger.


  1. Eventually you will want to change your hand position so you are not muffling the bridge.


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