To start our fingerpicking training, I’d like to share essential training arps and other exercises to strengthen and command the motor hand.
We can use any chord [preferably a six-string chord] or even just open strings for these exercises. Or, we can use the E Major chord scale (or something similar).
In college [for classical guitar], the E Major chord scale was one of my main fretting palettes for fingerpicking training. I probably plant/muted and arpeggiated the chord scale more than playing any other piece of music, or even melodic scales. And, strangely enough, I received more compliments while practicing it than even playing my own fingerstyle music or classical pieces, at the time.
Let’s begin with the same pattern across different string sets.