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RGS Live # 22 | Fingerpicking: Beyond Basics with Vince Mellone

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Welcome to the latest episode of Real Guitar Live! This month we have guest instructor Vince Mellone who is a talented guitarist and an expert guitar teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching children and adults of all levels.Here's a short description of the training he'll be offering...Beyond Basic Fingerpicking. A study of right-hand fingerstyle technique...

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Picking Pattern for Dust In The Wind | Step-By-Step

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In this video I’ll give you a step-by-step breakdown of the picking pattern used in the classic acoustic pop song Dust In The Wind by Kansas.This is a variation on the Travis picking pattern used in many songs.Additional Lessons You’ll Enjoy:Dust In The Wind Guitar Tutorial (Kansas ​>> Picking Style of Dust in the...

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“Travis” Style Fingerpicking Tutorial For Beginners (with tabs)

“Travis” Style Fingerpicking Tutorial For Beginners (with tabs)

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There’s something special about picking up an acoustic guitar and fingerpicking through a few chords. It could be rainy or sunny. Cold or warm. By yourself or with friends. It’s right for every season and occasion!One technique I find to be especially fitting is called “Travis Picking”. It’s named after country guitarist Merle Travis who pioneered it. Or at least...

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How to Strum a Guitar With Your Fingers

How to Strum a Guitar With Your Fingers

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​ ​Strumming with your fingers can be a valuable technique. Using your fingers gives you more flexibility to get different sounds.  There’s a wide variety of sounds you can get depending on whether you’re hitting with the fleshy part of your fingers, your thumb or your nail.In this lesson you’ll learn the most common techniques that you can integrate into your...

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