When I first started to learn finger picking I was just taken in by the new sounds I was getting from my guitar. I was so excited it made me want to practice all the more. I could hardly wait to get back again to practice and when I was practicing I didn’t want to stop. I would sometimes play 8 or 10 hours in a day. This may happen to you too. However, please listen when I say “I DON’T RECOMMEND THIS!” It is fun to learn and it is exciting to think what you will be learning next. However, I strongly suggest following my RULES for NOW to learn finger picking. It is the best approach to take in the long run as I explain on those pages.
The reason I wanted to include this page is to help you understand that what you are about to undertake in learning finger picking is going to change you. Obviously if you learn finger picking it will change your bank of guitar playing skills. But it will do much more then that. It will change the way you view and listen to music. It will also change your approach to and the way you learn new songs. It will even change the way you feel about playing your guitar. If you love guitar music and playing the guitar already then get ready…. because if you learn finger picking are going to increase that love ten fold.
Just beware that the joy you will be having can cause you to over due things. As fatigue sets in you may begin learning bad habits that may take along time to unlearn. So be disciplined in your approach and stick to the RULES I’ve set. These RULES will also help you in many areas of life as well because they work well with natural laws.