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#1 sweetmusicman

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

Hi Guys. 

 

Long time since I've been posting. I've reached what they call the PLATEAU. So I decided for some motivation to start learning some of the HAL LEONARD easy/intermediate finger style gospel songs. The problem is what finger style/finger picking patterns to use for these songs. I'm currently on Session 5 doing well with getting a grip on the chords in this Session. I've noticed a couple of songs in the Hal Leonard books(I have three of them) where I only need these few chords. I know this will be an excellent motivator for me if I can manage to play some of these easy fingerstyle songs. I tried the chord progressions and it goes ok,but I really struggle with what fingerstyle picking pattern to use. The books doesnt specify at all. 

 

I did find a couple on youtube but that guy play it like a professional which is very complicated for me to follow.

 

Any help would be appreciated,please. Thanks

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

Hi Cristy, I think your getting ahead of yourself. I would stick with the L&M program right now. t\Finger style is a whole new concept. Great to see your"e  anxious to move forward , but for now I would stick with the program, learn the chords and and note reading, the the fingerstyle will come more naturaly as you understand how the chords are built and how thy work. Goodluck!



#3 randy120

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

Look at Session 10 where Steve gives you three useful patterns. 

 

Stop looking for strum patterns and finger patterns. Make it up. You don't need a set pattern. No one is going to hand you patterns for every piece of music. 


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:30 PM

Christy,

 

I highly recommend Pete Huttlinger's DVD 'Essential Exercises for Fingerstyle Guitar' (link below). On the DVD, Pete covers a number of basic finger patterns with various chord progressions. It is a video you can watch again and again as your skills progress. 

 

http://petehuttlinge...tegory=10987751

 

I agree with what others have said above - I wouldn't stop working on the main course. Like you, I have hit many plateaus working through the course. When that happened (and also when I was bored) I worked on a fingerstyle song.

 

Good luck!


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:15 AM

Christy,the Hal Leonard Gospel book I have seen uses the same method taught in the Hal Leonard Fingerstyle Guitar Book. This method appears to be fairly common. So, assuming session 10 didn't help.The site below lets you look at some of the Hal Leonard book, If you "Look Inside" and scroll down you might find enough material in chapter 1 to show you what you need to get started.

 

 

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#6 sweetmusicman

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

Thanks guys and gals for the replies. It's much appreciated. Just to clear it up, I'm going to finish this course. Only death will do us apart....lol. The thing is that practising the chords in Lesson 5 has become dull that is why I wanted to find easy songs to use the chords in. Thanks again for the many valuable replies.


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#7 Alice

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:54 AM

Once you start learning chords, it's very helpful (and a lot more fun!) to find more songs to practice those chords, so keep at it. Don't worry so much about the finger style stuff, that will come later. For now, work at strumming the chords and getting better at chord changes so you can keep a steady rhythm going. It helps a lot to actually start using all those chords in songs that you enjoy playing. Good luck and keep at it!


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