0030 – Basic Patterns
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These patterns are extremely helpful for getting started with fingerpicking. The idea here is that we assign strings to the fingers on the picking hand; the high E string is always picked by the ring finger, the B by the middle finger, and the G by the index. The thumb is responsible for keeping the bass line going on the low E, A and D strings.