Creating Folk Fingerstyle Patterns (Guitar Lesson FO-103)

Guitar Lesson #4 in the Folk Fingerstyle Module for intermediate players is a lesson on how to make up your own fingerstyle (finger picking) patterns in the folk tradition. It’s well useful and you will find the concept is useful in other areas too. Some important and very helpful updates on the web page too so make sure you check that out… my dream diagram 😉 Whole series will be on the web site and a DVD is available with some bonus material! See the web site for more details! Full support at the justinguitarweb site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships. Just tons of great lessons 🙂 To get help with your lesson look up the number at the start of the video title (like ST-666 or whatever) on the Lesson Index page. Have fun .

25 thoughts on “Creating Folk Fingerstyle Patterns (Guitar Lesson FO-103)

  1. @mwatto i know I’m not justin…but ur talking about a waltz, right? maybe do what he’s doing in the beginning, except take away one of the beats. one two three, one two u’d play the one on the first bar, then the five on the second bar, etc. etc. Start on that, then progress to more unorthodox fingerstyle techniques (i.e. combining picking with strumming) and make the notes smaller. maybe one-e-and-a-two, one-e-and-a-two. maybe accent on the one and the five/four. Hope this helps!

  2. Justin is showing us how to make our own fingerstyle patterns, these are good old days man

  3. you are a great teacher, Justin. I’ve been a subscriber since 2007 (?). But I must admit, hearing an Open C chord for 10 minutes is driving me a little crazy.

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  5. Thanks Justin I need a lot of work in this very area, I would like to do more finger work like simon and garfunkel and james taylor, but I get easily frustrated and finger tired and sound sloppy .

  6. Anyone who’s just figuring this out, check out The Tallest Man On Earth. He has VERY interesting guitar bits and great songs altogether.


  7. @CleverDjembe What Ewan does is pick the same string with his thumb and his first finger in rapid succession!

  8. @FreddyD94 I use DR strings, 11’s on this Maton Michael Fix Model, 12 or 13’s on the Maton Messiah. I have a few types of DR and I don’t recall which these are, phosphor bronze at a guess…

  9. Justin, what colour is your telecaster? I love it 🙂 I’m digging these lessons too, can’t wait for the next one.

  10. Your the best, the only thing I disagree is that this should have been later in the series once we have added melody and hammerons/pulloffs but then again your the teacher and I look forward to the next lesson. But in all this is why your the best I can make my own now instead of copying everyone else and creating cookie cutter travis style music. Thank you justin I look forward to more lessons. I might even buy your dvd for the extra 3 lessons

  11. @ebm4584 It looks like a Maton, an Australian guitar maker. It looks like the “Australian” series that they produce as well. Which was a celebration of their use of Australian timbres in their guitars. Something unique for players abroad and at home alike!

  12. Wot’s wiv the Wannabies Rugby add at the start Justin my man? Please consult with your mighty cameraman Jedi about supporting the team from his Motherand that ==>will<== win the cup.

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