2(b) Finger Freedom
Generally it is a good idea to alternate
picking fingers of the right hand. For example, to play through the 6 strings D
A D G A D, you might choose a picking pattern such as i m i m i m, or
m a m a m a, or i m a i m a. If the same finger is used twice in a row, for
example: i i m m, the notes may be a little stilted and the speed and accuracy
will be limited.
Here are some examples of right-hand organization. The
right-hand fingerings can be varied however; the goal of the exercise is to
follow a deliberate picking pattern without playing two consecutive notes with
the same finger.
Right-hand organization - Tuning DADGAD
Exercise 2.2. Right-hand organization -