Practice The Pattern With C and G

In this play along video you’ll get some practice with this fingerpicking pattern using just two chords… The C chord and the G chord. Play along with this video until you can keep up with my playing about 80% of the time. Then go ahead and check it off and move on to the next exercise.

It’s helpful to find a balance between trying to get it perfect and moving on too quickly before you’re ready. If you move on too quickly the later exercises will be very difficult and you’re likely to start tensing up your fingers. On the other hand if you try to get it perfect you’ll never move on.

Usually it’s best to go for around 70 to 80% of what you think would be completely accurate playing. You’ll make up that last 20% or so as you progress through the next exercises.