How do I get a nice attack while fingerpicking?



Asked by: Cody Beckett

I use a technique where I touch the edge of my finger pad to the string and let the string glide off the pad, onto the nail and then launch off the nail like a slide (I may not be describing this very well). I also push the string in towards the top a little (this produces a very loud free stroke sound).Nov 15, 2018Role: Classical guitar

How do I get better at fingerpicking?





How To Fingerpick

  1. Keep your nails at a consistent length. …
  2. Highlight those bass notes. …
  3. Prioritise the melody notes. …
  4. Do not lose the groove. …
  5. Work on the picking hand’s muscle memory. …
  6. Don’t be afraid of rubato.


How do you get used to fingerpicking?

In classical fingerpicking the thumb is used to play the bass strings (4, 5, and 6). The index finger is used for the 3rd string. The middle finger is used for the 2nd string. The ring finger is used for the 1st string.



Picking Hand Finger Names.

English Thumb
Spanish Pulgar
Abbreviation p
Strings Plucked 4, 5, 6

Where do you put your pick when fingerpicking?

So basically your middle like this middle part here whatever that is the knuckle. You basically what i do is i put it there pin bring that down pinch it.

Is picking harder than fingerstyle?





Generally, it’s easier to play faster with a pick than with fingerstyle. However, many guitarists can play extremely fast with their fingers, so it may be a matter of putting in more practice to build up your speed.

Why is fingerstyle guitar so hard?

The quick answer is that, as you probably guessed, playing that material is difficult! They’re playing incredibly complex arrangements that combine a variety of guitar styles, as well as right-hand and left-hand techniques. And they’ve been refining their chops for long time, so they play fast and with fluidity.
Oct 9, 2021

How many hours should you practice guitar a day?

Aim to practice guitar for at least 15 minutes per day. Try to avoid long and unbroken practice sessions of longer than one hour at a time. If you want to practice for longer than 20 minutes, set short breaks to split up your practice sessions for the best results possible.
Feb 7, 2020

How long does it take to get good at fingerpicking?

Anyone can learn fingerstyle guitar. Depending on your skill level and amount of dedication, it could take you 6 months or less to become proficient. Taking fingerstyle lessons could decrease the amount of time it takes to learn overall. As always, when learning something new, don’t forget to be patient.
Feb 2, 2022