Thank you for joining me in my first week of learning fingerstyle guitar! Like I mentioned in my introductory post, I felt like it was important to start from the basics so that I build a solid foundation to work off of. To do this, I went to YouTube and discovered an amazing channel called Andy Guitar, who has an amazing twelve-part series on fingerstyle guitar for beginners.
While I will be using various different sources for my learning journey, this series is something that I will be really focusing on as it provides a step by step progression which I find is very easy to follow. If you would like to check out another channel, I recommend going to Guitar Lessons channel who also has a great video on how to play fingerstyle guitar
With that being said, I began by starting with the first video which focuses on many different topics (which I have described in detail below), but by the end of the lesson, will teach you how to play a classic beginner song: Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns: Bars 1 & 2 (1:26 – 3:27)
Rhythm and Beats (3:28 – 4:57)
Hot Cross Buns: Bar 3 and 4 (4:58 – 5:41)
Hand/ Finger Positioning (5:42 – 7:52)
Refresher/ Final Tips (7:53 – 10:34)
Below is my video of me playing Hot Cross Buns. I hope that by the end you are enlightened and have found a new and greater meaning for life. I appreciate you tuning in and I hope to have you back here next week! Enjoy!