Fingerpicking 101

by Joel Katz on May 14, 2010

Fingerpicking tablature pattern

Here’s a quick lesson on fingerpicking. It’s actually quite simple, and with a little practice, you’ll sound great in no time.

The pattern goes like this: pinch strings 4 and 1, then pluck strings 3, then 2, then thumb the bass string, then pluck strings 1 and 3. Like this…