Here is a free acoustic guitar lesson to help you improve your guitar playing skills quickly.
This guitar learning techique will teach you how to fingerpick folk-style, but in a Latin rhythm in the key of A. This Latin rhythm has eight quick beats to the measure, and is accented on the first, the fourth, and the seventh beats.
This guitar lesson will focus on using your right hand, and your thumb will play the accented beats. Your fingers will follow. Finger number one, the index finger, is to pluck the third string on beats two, five, and eight, and fingers two and three will pluck the second and first strings together on beats three and six.
In the following acoustic guitar lesson, you will chord an A for the first sample. To keep it simple, let’s take the beats one at a time…
Acoustic Guitar Lesson – 7 Steps to Chord an A:
1) First, the thumb plucks the open A string for a bass note.
2) Next, finger one plucks the third string, which is sounding an A.
3) Then fingers two and three pluck strings two and one together. These two notes will be a C-sharp and the open top E string.
4) Now the thumb...