FingerstyleGuitarLessons-11 Gets Your Right Hand Jamming

FingerstyleGuitarLessons-11 is another of our great fingerstyle guitar online lessons.

Number 11 of our free online guitar lessons continues to develop the right hand. The right hand does at least half of the work when it comes to playing a fingerstyle tune. You'll find that easy to see when you watch the free video guitar lessons in this series.

As you play through the acoustic guitar tab in this lesson, pay special attention to getting a clear full sound out of each note. The motion of your picking finger is more of a brush than a pluck

The tough part is figuring out how hard the string needs to be brushed to get a good sound. There's really not a shortcut to figuring this out. But there is a "secret".

The secret is that the more time spent working on it, the quicker a good result.

Try not to get discouraged. It usually takes a little time to get it down.

Many people find that a combination of the fingertip and fingernail gets the best sound.

Some other things to remember are:

  • Brush your fingers across the strings. The fingers motion moves from the floor side of the string to the ceiling side of the string.
  • Use the left side of your fingertip as the finger points away from you.
  • Grab the full chord even if you're only playing a portion of it.
  • Try to get even volume from each string. One string shouldn't be louder than another.
  • Use proper right hand and left hand position.
  • Hold the guitar in the proper position

You will need a TEF viewer to see the music for this lesson. You can download it free here.

Click this link to get the music.

You can listen to a MIDI playback of the lesson by clicking on the yellow loudspeaker icon in the tab.

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