Perfect picking!
Guitar Techniques|August 2020
Perfect picking!
Many players are reconnecting with their classical guitars right now so we decided to revisit Bridget Mermikides’ super lesson which focuses on perfecting your fingerstyle technique.
Bridget Mermikides

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Picking hand stability Rest and free stroke Tremolo and rasgueado

Any fingerstyle player knows how crucial it is to develop good technique in their picking hand. Once in full flow this hand relies almost exclusively on touch and feel. Unlike the fretting hand, which gets plenty of visual attention, the picking hand is rarely glanced at.

This feature focuses mainly on classical techniques with some basic flamenco elements thrown in. And although everything here can be translated to steel-string, I am addressing tone and touch in a way that’s more relevant to nylon strings so this should make a great companion article to my regular column on classical guitar arrangements.

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August 2020