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Fingerpicking Pattern With Three Note Chords – Lesson #2

in Fingerstyle Guitar | 12 comments

In the previous video I gave you an introductory lesson on three note chords. Many of you liked this and left me comments asking me to do a lesson on the fingerpicking pattern I played at the very end of the video. 

So… As requested… here is that fingerpicking pattern. 

In this short video I show you the pattern step-by-step. Once you learn the basic pattern you can apply it to each of the three note chords all the way up and back down the neck.

Be sure to download the cheat sheet below which includes both the notes and the tab to support the video. 

I've also added some guitar chord diagrams for the last two chords since I didn't include them in the previous lesson.

Download The “3 Note Chord With Fingerpicking Cheat Sheet” Here:

>> Note Chords With Fingerpicking (revised) Cheatsheet

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Tomas Michaud


  1. Thank you so much!


    November 9, 2015

    • You are welcome Aamna. Nice to hear from you. – Tomas


      November 9, 2015

    • Tomas, I really love the way you teach and I show your videos to my college beginning class. I also encourage them to enroll in your class after our class is over.You seem like a player who learned from the Noad book. And perhaps the Shearer book, and some others. It is very obvious to me that you have had great training (as I have). But I would love to have any tips from you as to how to teach in person. You have a great personality online, and I wonder how I can get that in person?

      Stephen Nutt

      November 13, 2015

      • Thank you for your kind words Stephen. That’s a good question. No one has ever asked me that. I’ll have to think about that a bit. – Tomas


        November 14, 2015

  2. Hi Thomas,
    Thanks for listening and the prompt reply.
    Absolutely what I need and was hoping for.
    Thanks again



    November 9, 2015

    • You’re very welcome Ken.


      November 9, 2015

  3. Hi Tomas

    The tab you have provide for this lesson does not seem to follow the finger pattern you are demonstrating, or am I reading it wrong. Cheers Tony


    November 9, 2015

    • Hi Tony, I wouldn’t be shocked if I made a mistake… But in this case I didn’t just check it in the pattern seems to be right. In other words what I wrote what playing of the same.


      November 9, 2015

    • I just posted a revised version. The tab part was a little crazy 🙂


      November 18, 2015

  4. Thanks for the lesson, much appreciated.



    December 24, 2015

  5. thank you very much TOMAS just what i needed fantastic


    December 27, 2015

    • You are very welcome Rick. – Tomas


      January 13, 2016

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