3 Fingerpicked Patterns (Jazz Chords)

Fingerpicked chord phrases sound fantastic. And, when this style of guitar playing is blended alongside of jazz chords building up a beautiful jazz harmony we end up with a combination of two really cool guitar playing ideas. Regardless of your playing level, this lesson will help you gain new insight into fingerpicking patterns for jazz chords...

This lesson is going to combine two topics that guitar players love messing around with - fingerpicked patterns and jazz chords.

We’re going to start out by learning an easy finger-picked pattern played between two common jazz chord shapes. 

And then, from there on we’re going to progress into slightly more complex patterns that add more chords and also a slightly more involved finger-picked pattern.


Example 1).
Simple picked pattern (2 chords)

Example 2).
String Skip Pattern (2 Chords)

Example 3).
Complex Pattern (3 Chords)

Playing “Finger-picked Patterns,” with jazzy chord types of “Major and Minor” 7th chords will involve learning two primary ideas.

The first is to learn how to accurately apply plucking technique with the pick-hand’s; thumb, index, middle, ring, and sometimes the small finger.

Developing the right-hand (plucking hand), skill will take both time and dedication to learn how to properly control. This means that the path to getting good at this stuff will require the development of a daily practice routine.

Another area of study is the chord shapes that make up the harmony used in playing jazz style chord changes. This level of harmony begins with the use of chord types out of the category of; “Major, Minor and Dominant” seventh.

Down the road, you’ll also want to study the various chord extensions and the group known of as altered chords as well.

Plus, keep in mind that these chords are initially best learned off of the; 6th, 5th and the 4th guitar strings in order to maximize their availability all over the neck.

When it comes time to using them in music, you'll definitely want to have a number of chord type options.

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