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Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For the Right Hand

Acoustic guitar flatpicking techniques are ways to convey your music to the audience. This allows you to make your guitar playing more interesting and unique especially when you do not have the luxury of having electronic effects that electric guitars have.

Acoustic guitar flat picking is how you handle the guitar strings using a pick. It is how you control the volume, tone and manage the clarity of your flatpicking. The right hand (in most cases) controls how you play the acoustic guitar and how it produces a sound as well. Concentration should be given to this right hand.

Freedom of movement should be the main part of your flatpicking technique. The right hand should be able to move freely from the sound hole to the bridge. This will allow the widest range of tones available on the acoustic guitar. A known obstacle to freedom of movement is anchoring the right hand by pressing down the guitar body with your little finger. Continue reading

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