How’s it going, guys? My name is John McClennan and
I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this
lesson. One of the things I want to address is developing
that right hand. For years I just played with a pick,
coming more from a jazz and rock background, not really
getting into much finger style and was afraid of it.
So what I want to work with you is, if you’re in that
position and you don’t know how to start just getting
into playing finger style, so I’m going to show you
just two simple chords here. You’ve got a C and then
G7. And this voicing is 2nd fret, 3rd fret and then
st fret. So you’ve got those two chords.
What I want you to do is put your pick on the root, C,
and then put your middle finger and your next finger
on the 2nd and 1st strings. What you’re going to do is
you’re going to play all the strings together like this.
That’s a real cool sound. Rather than strumming you
get all the notes happening at the same time.
Then what you’re going to do is you’re going to
move your pick to the next string and then to the
next string and you’re going to come back down to
the bass note. So it’s going to go… Then you do
it again. Then you switch to the next chord and do
the exact same thing. Your goal is evenness.
You don’t want to hear the pick really loud or
the fingers quiet, or the fingers really loud
and the pick quiet. So it’s just even.
That’s just an easy way to start bringing-in your
fingers on chords. So start with that. Work with a
metronome and just nice and tight with the metronome.