This arrangement is perfect for those of you that strum and sing, but are ready to dive into fingerpicking and chucking. There are a couple of sections in this song that are entirely fingerpicked; these sections are: the Intro / Outro and the Instrumental (which mimics the piano interlude). Each of these sections are fingerpicked using a 3 finger picking approach.
If you are new to using a 3 finger approach, check out this short lesson which covers the fundamentals. But, if you really want to develop dexterity and speed (using this approach and 2 others), then I’d encourage you to check out our Fingerpicking Concepts Course.
This arrangement also adds a percussive element to your playing via, “chucking”. This essentially means that you will be adding a backbeat (a.k.a. a slap) to beats 2 and 4 during chordal based rhythmic sections. If you are new to this technique, check out this tutorial.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson