Fingerpicking 11

Animated Fingerpicking 11 tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This exercise is from the Core Skills section on Fingerpicking.

Here we use the thumb to do some slow, controlled strums. Notice how the thumb fingerpicking dot descends through the strings of each chord. Just roll your thumb down through the strings, and as you reach the 5th String use your 2nd finger to pick the high E string at exactly the same time as your thumb makes contact with the B string.

This is a controlled strum - using the thumb to roll down the strings - all in a downstrum. The action isn't quite like a normal strum because it is done slowly enough that each individual string is sounded rather than all the strings being played at once. This can be a beautiful way of playing chords, especially when adjusting the flow of each strum by altering the pace of the thumb as it moves down across the strings.

The chord sequence here is based around the E minor chord and the E natural minor scale. Notice that the 3rd finger (green dot) never leaves its post on the F# note.

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