Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

Categories: Guitar
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In this course, Martina takes you through the steps to develop your fingerstyle guitar technique. You will learn to develop finger independence, build up dexterity, different arpeggio techniques, and different string stroke techniques.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn to use each finger independently.
  • Learn different methods for practicing scales.
  • Learn grooves in multiple genres.
  • Learn multiple arpeggio patterns.

Course Content

Right Hand Technique Fundamentals
Martina introduces the fundamentals of fingerstyle, how to play Arpeggios, and proper movement for your right hand.

  • Basic Right Hand Considerations
  • The Thumb (p)
  • Index and Middle Fingers (i and m)
  • The Ring Finger (a)

Arpeggios: Full Planting, Sequential Planting and Free Stroke
Martina introduces more variations of Arpeggios such as : Full Planting, Free Stroke, Syncopated and Moving Bass and how to introduce Polymetrical Arpeggios

Playing Melodies
Martina demonstrates how to build dexterity, using Free and Rest Strokes, and methods for practicing scales and string crossings.

Grooves: Pop and R&B
Martina uses the song Midnight by Lianne La Havas to introduces different Pop and R&B Grooves, Block Chords, and different variations and ornaments while playing Pop and R&B.

Grooves: Folk, Blues, Singer Songwriter and Bossa Nova
Martina uses the song River Man by Nick Drake to introduce Folk, Blues, Bossa Nova and Singer Songwriter techniques.

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