Guitar – Finger Picking Pattern in the 12 Bar Blues in the Key of A

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Guitar expert Franklin Taggart demonstrates how to do the finger picking pattern in the 12 bar blues in the key of A.

    Franklin Taggart

    Franklin Taggart is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and record producer based in Silver Spring, MD. He's played guitar since 1975 and has been involved in some aspect of performing, recording and composing ever since then. He also is a well known guitar teacher in the Washington, DC area. He has been nominated for many WAMMIE awards from the Washington Area Music Association, winning the Traditional Folk Instrumentalist category in 2001. His first CD Falling All the Way has received excellent reviews from a variety of sources and was also nominated for seven WAMMIE's.

    Hi! I am Franklin Taggart. I am a guitar player and a guitar teacher. I would like to show you how to apply a finger picking pattern to the 12-bar blues in the key of A on the guitar. So the chords that you need to learn are A7, D7 and E7 and the finger picking pattern that you need to learn is this one; your thumb picks on one, two, three and four, and your index finger picks on two and in between three and four, so; one, two, three and four. So, I will start now with the 12-bar blues in the key of A using that finger picking pattern; one, two, ready, go. That's all there is to it. That's using the fingerpicking to play the blues in the key of A on the guitar.