Fingerpicking Patterns

There are countless patterns for fingerpicking and almost all of them can be very difficult to master. Also, taking control of all the strings is quite difficult. The following article is a small elaboration of some really good fingerpicking and fingerplucking patterns and their soulful melody. To know more, read on.
The art of fingerplucking or fingerpicking, also called fingerstyling a guitar is very old and can be traced back to the origin of this musical instrument itself. The basic patterns for guitar probably began to evolve as people in Europe during the 14th century started constructing acoustic guitars. In the earlier days of the development of acoustic guitars, fingerplucking was basically used for a wider range of notes that can be plucked at a time. This enables the guitar player to incorporate both the treble clef as well as the bass clef at the same time. After the introduction of electric guitars the significance of guitar fingerpicking has drastically declined but the melody still remains the same.

Fingerpicking Patterns

The patterns for fingerpicking are styled in such a manner that they tend to use both the bass lines as well as the higher notes at the same time, thereby making the music soulful. You can conduct an experiment yourself, press the C note on the second string and simply pluck it. Next hold the C note on the second string and also the one on the fourth string. Play the second string with your forefinger and the one on the 4th string with your middle finger, then, observe the beauty of its melody.

While fingerpicking the guitar, the thumb is used to play the first two strings (E and A) and the remaining fingers are used to play the remaining 4 strings. A distinct alternation between the basic strings and treble strings is observed. In most of the patterns, the base notes are played after a set of treble notes. Hence while playing the fingerpicking compositions, you will be incorporating several notes with the help of your thumb. Common fingerpicking styles are usually based on simple chords and playing such notes is very easy. Hence, when you read a tab, make it a point to know which chord those notes belong to. Advanced patterns are played with the help of capos and often, you will be keeping the tuning of first 2 strings as E and A but the remaining four will have higher tunings as a result of the capo.

Very Important: While using the fingerpicking or plucking technique, make it a point to press down the string with your striking finger, rather than pulling it upwards. Pressing it down and then releasing it tends to create a pleasant sound. Also do not strike the string as if you are trying to hit it, or on the other end avoid a lazy and slow strike. Your fingers should pick or pluck the string, the timing should be so deliberate that it should not be very fast or at the same time should not be too slow.

Fingerpicking Patters: Tabs

The following are two tabs of patterns, which you may try your hand at. Remember to locate the scale and chord to which the individual notes belong, instead of just blindly following the tabs. Locating the chord and scale will help you to get a better tone and sound. Taking up guitar lessons might help.

Classical Gas By Mason Williams

Standard Tuning eADGBE

INTRO:
3/4 , . . , . . , . . , . .
||----------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
||-T--1-------1---|---0---------|---0---------|-------------|
||-A------2-------|--0----------|--0--2---0---|---2---------|
||-B--------------|-------------|-------------|--2----------|
||----0-----------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|
||----------------|-3---------2-|-0-----------|-------------|

, . . , . . , . . , . .
|--------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|---0h1----0h1-|---0---------|---0----------0-|-------------|
|--2---2-------|--0----------|--0---2--0-0h2--|---2---------|
|--------------|-------------|----------------|--2----------|
|-0------------|-------------|----------------|-0-----------|
|--------------|-3---------2-|-0--------------|-------------|

, . . 4/4 , . , . , . , . 0'20"
|-------------------|--0----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------3-|--------3-1---3----|---1-0-----------||
|-----0-----0---0---|------0---2--------|-----------------||
|---0-----0---------|-------------------|-2---------------||
|-------0-----2-----|--3----------------|-----------------||
|-3-----------------|-------------------|-----------------||

PART A:
, . , . , . , . , . , .
||--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||--0h1p0-1-----1---0-|-----------------|-0---------0-----|
||*---------2---------|-----0-----0-----|---2-0-2-------2-|
||*---------------2---|---0-----0-----0-|-----------------|
||--0---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
||--------------------|-3-----2-----0---|-0-------0---0---|

1,2,3.------------. 4.---------------
, . , . , . , . , . , .
|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------||-------0-----0-1-|-----1-----3-----|
|-----2-----2-----*||-----2-----0-----|---2-----0-----0-|
|---2-----2-----2-*||---2-------------|-----------------|
|-0-----0-----0----||-0---------------|-0-----2-----2---|
|------------------||---------3-------|-----------------|

6/4, . , . , . 4/4, . , . , . , .
|--0--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------3-1--3----1p0---|-----------------|-------0-----0-1-|
|-----0---2---------0---|-2-----0-2-2---0-|-2---2-----0-----|
|---------------2-------|---------2-------|---2-------------|
|--3--------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
|-----------------------|-1-------0-------|---------3-------|

, . , . 3/4 , . . , . . , . . 0'54"
|-----------------|--0-----1-----|-2-----3-----|-4---5p0--7----||
|-----1-----3-----|----1-----1---|---1-----0---|---0----0---0--||
|---2-----0-----0-|------0-----2-|-----2-----0-|---------------||
|-----------------|--------------|-0-----------|---------------||
|-0-----2-----2---|--3-----------|-------------|---------------||
|-----------------|--------1-----|-------3-----|-0-------------||

PART B:
4/4 , . , . , . , . , . , .
||--8-7-------------|---------5-------|-8-7-------------|
||-----10-8--10---7-|--10-7-----5-----|----10-8--10---7-|
||--------9---9---7-|-----7-----5-----|-----------9---7-|
||------------------|-0-----0---------|-----------------|
||--0-------0---0---|-------------0---|-0-------0---0---|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-------5----------|-8-7-------------|-----8----------3-|
|---8-----7------0-|----10-8--10---7-|----10-10-8-----3-|
|---9-----7----0---|-------9---9---7-|----------9-------|
|-0---0-----0h2----|-----------------|-0-0--------0-----|
|------------------|-0-------0---0---|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|

5/4, . , . . 6/4, . , . , .
|------------1----------|---0-----0-----0-----0---|
|------5-----1-----3----|---3-----3-----3-----3---|
|------5-----2-----3----|---2-----2-----2-----2---|
|------5-0---------3-0--|-------------------------|
|----5-----------1------|-0-----0-----0-----0-----|
|--3-------1---1--------|-------------------------|

4/4, . , . , . , . 1'10"
|----------------0-|------------------||
|------------3-----|---3---------3p0--||
|--------2---------|-------2---2------||
|----3-------------|---------3--------||
|--0---------------|------------------||
|------------------|------------------||

PART C:
, . , . , . , . , . , .
||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
||-0h1p0-1---------3-|-----1-----0-----|-0h1p0-1---------0-|
||---------2-----2---|-----------------|---------2-----2---|
||-------------2-----|---2-----2-----2-|-------------2-----|
||-0---------0-------|-0-----0-----0---|-0---------0-------|
||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0h1p0-1---------0-|-----1-----3-----|
|-----2-----0-----|---------2-----2---|-----------------|
|---2-----2-----2-|-------------2-----|---2-----2-----2-|
|-0-----0-----0---|-0---------0-------|-0-----0-----0---|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . 1'22"
|-----------------|------------------||
|-5---5-3---3-1---|-1-0---0---0-1-0--||
|---5-----4-----2-|-----0---2--------||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-0-----0-----0---|---0-----0--------||
|-----------------|------------------||

PART D:
, . , . , . , . , . , .
||-0---0-----------|---------1p0-----|-0---0-----------|
||---3---1-----1-0-|-----3-------3---|---3---1-----1-0-|
||-----------0-----|---0---0-------0-|-----------2-----|
||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||-3-------3-------|-2---2---2-------|-0-------0-------|
||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|---------1p0-----|-0---0-----------|---------1p0-----|
|-----3-------3---|---3---1-----1-0-|-----3-------3---|
|---0---0-------0-|-----------0-----|---0---0-------0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-2---2---2-------|
|-3---3---3-------|-----------------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-0---0-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---3---1-----1-0-|-----------------|-0---------0-----|
|-----------2-----|-----0-----0-----|---2-0-2---0---0-|
|-----------------|---0-----0-----0-|-----------------|
|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-----2-----0---|-0-------0---0---|

, . , . , . , . 3/4, . . 1'38"
|-----------------|-0---1---2---3---|-4-----5p0---7-----||
|-----0---1---3---|---------------0-|----0-----0-----0--||
|-2-----0---0---0-|---0---2---2-----|-------------------||
|---2-------------|---------0-------|-------------------||
|-0-------0---2---|-3---------------|-------------------||
|-----3-----------|-----1-------3---|-0-----0-----0-----||

PART B2:
4/4 , . , . , . , . , . , .
||--8-7-------------|---------5-------|-8-7-------------|
||-----10-8--10---7-|--10-7-----5-----|----10-8--10---7-|
||--------9---9---7-|-----7-----5-----|-----------9---7-|
||------------------|-0-----0---------|-----------------|
||--0-------0---0---|-------------0---|-0-------0---0---|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-------5----------|-8-7-------------|-----8----------3-|
|---8-----7------0-|----10-8--10---7-|----10-10-8-----3-|
|---9-----7----0---|-------9---9---7-|----------9-------|
|-0---0-----0h2----|-----------------|-0---0------------|
|------------------|-0-------0---0---|------------0-----|
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|

5/4, . , . . 6/4, . , . , . 4/4, . , . 1'56"
|------------1----------|---0-----0-----0-----0---|-----0-----------||
|------5-----1-----3----|---3-----3-----3-----3---|------3----------||
|------5-----2-----3----|---2-----2-----2-----2---|-------2---------||
|------5-0---------3-0--|-------------------------|---3----3--------||
|----5------------------|-0-----0-----0-----0-----|-0---------------||
|--3-------1---1/3------|-------------------------|-----------------||

PART A2:
, . , . , . , . , . , .
||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||-0h1p0-1-----1---0-|-----------------|-0---------0-----|
||---------2---------|-----0-----0-----|---2-0-2-------2-|
||---------------2---|---0-----0-----0-|-----------------|
||-0---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
||-------------------|-3-----2-----0---|-0-----------0---|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0h1p0-1-----1---0-|-----------------|
|-----2-----2-----|---------2---------|-----0-----0-----|
|---2-----2-----2-|-------------------|---0-----0-----0-|
|-0-----0-----0---|-----------0-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-3-----2-----0---|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------0-----|-------0-----0-1-|-----1-----3-----|
|---2-0-2-------2-|-----2-----0-----|---2-----0-----0-|
|-----------------|---2-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0---------------|-0-----2-----2---|
|-0-------0---0---|---------3-------|-----------------|

6/4, . , . , . 4/4, . , . , . , .
|--0--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------3-1--3----1p0---|-----------------|-----0---1---3---|
|-----0---2-------------|-2-----0-2-2---0-|-2-----0---0---0-|
|---------------2--p0---|---------2-2-----|---2-------------|
|--3--------------------|-----------------|-0-------0---2---|
|-----------------------|-1-------0-------|-----3-----------|

, . , . 3/4, . . 2'17"
|-0---1---2---3---|-4-----5p0---7--5--||
|---------------0-|----0-----0--------||
|---0---2---2-----|-------------------||
|---------0-------|-------------------||
|-3---------------|-------------------||
|-----1-------3---|-0-----0-----0-----||

CODA:
4/4 , . , . , . , . , . , .
||------------3-----|-------1----------|---------------0-|
||------7-----3-----|-5-----1-----3----|-----------3-----|
||------7-----4-----|-5-----2-----3----|-------2---------|
||------7-0---------|-5-0---------3-0--|---3-------------|
||----5-----------3-|-----------1------|-0---------------|
||--5-------3---3---|-----1---1--------|-----------------|

, . , . , . , . , . , .
|------------------|---------------0-|----------------|
|---3---------3----|-----------3-----|---3---------3--|
|-------2---2---0--|-------2---------|-------2---2----|
|---------3--------|---4-------------|---------4------|
|------------------|-0---------------|----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|----------------|

, . , . 2'30"
|--------------------||
|-------2p0-2--------||
|------2-------------||
|-----2--------------||
|-0------------------||
|--------------------||

For My Father by Andy Mackee

Capo on third fret form second string

D|-----------0------------------0---|-------0----------------------|
A|-2/5-3-------3------------3/5-----|-5-------5------------0-2-3/5-|
G|-0-------0-----0--------0-------0-|-----0-----0--------0---------|
D|-------2---------2----2-----------|---4---------4----4-----------|
C|-----0-------------0--------------|-2-------------2--------------|
E|----------------------------------|------------------------------|

D|-------0------------------0---|-------0----------------------|
A|-3-------3------------3/5-----|-5-------5------------0-2-3/5-|
G|-----0-----0--------0-------0-|-----0-----0--------0---------|
D|---2---------2----2-----------|---4---------4----4-----------|
C|-0-------------0--------------|-2-------------2--------------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|

D|---0----------------|-0---------------|
A|-7-------0--------7-|-------0---------|
G|------0--------0--0-|----0---------0--|
D|------------7-----7-|-----------7-----|
C|--------------------|-----------------|
E|-0-------7--------0-|-------7---------|

D|-------------0---------------|----------------------|
A|-------3-------3---------0h2-|----3p2-0----0--------|
G|-----4---4-------4----0------|----------0---------0-|
D|---5-------5-------5---------|----------------0-----|
C|-----------------------------|-0--------------------|
E|-5---------------------------|----------------------|

D|--------------0---------------------|
A|------0-0h2-----3p2p0---0-----------|
G|---0------------------0----0--------|
D|-0----------0-----------------------|
C|----------------------------------4-|
E|--------3---------------2----X--2---|

D|----------------------------|
A|-------0-----0--------------|
G|---0-----0-2---2-4p2-0------|
D|-0----------------------0-2-|
C|------------------------0---|
E|-----0----------------------|

D|----------------------------|---------0----------0-----------|
A|---------0h2---3p2-0---0----|----------------0-2---0h2p0---0-|
G|-0-----0-0-----------0----0-|----------------------------0---|
D|---2p0-------0--------------|-----2/4------2-----------------|
C|----------------------------|-----------0------------------2-|
E|---------3-------------2----|-X-2----------------------------|

D|---------------------0---------|---------------------------|
A|-------------0-0h2-----2h3p2-0-|---0-------------------0---|
G|-0--------0----0---------------|-0---0---------0---0h2---2-|
D|---4b(5)-----------0-----------|-------------0-------------|
C|-------------------------------|-----------4---------------|
E|---------------3---------------|---2---X-2-------0---------|

D|------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-0----------------------0h2---|-3-2-0---0--------------0-|
G|---4p2p0--------0-----0-0-----|-------0---0----------0---|
D|----------0h2~----2p0-------0-|--------------------0-----|
C|----------0-------------------|------------------4-------|
E|------------------------3-----|---------2---X--2-------3-|

D|------------|-4h5----5p4-0---0h2----3-2-0-|
A|------------|-5---------------------------|
G|-0----------|-----0--------0-----0--------|
D|----0---0---|-----------------------------|
C|------0-----|----------------0------------|
E|----------7-|-0---------------------------|

D|-------0--0-------2-----|---4h5----7(b9)0-5h7-5-|
A|-0h2-3-0--0-----5---5---|---5------------5-----|
G|-0------------2-------0-|-------0--------------|
D|------------2-----------|----------------------|
C|------------------------|----------------0-----|
E|-3--------2-------------|-0--------------------|

D|---------0---------------|---------------|
A|---5h7--------0----------|-------------0-|
G|-0-----0---------0-----0-|----------0----|
D|-----------0--------2----|-/4-----0------|
C|-------------------------|---------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------|

D|-------0-----------------------|------------------------------|
A|-0h2-----2h3p2-0---0-----------|--------0-----0---------------|
G|-----------------0----0--------|---0------0-2---2-4p2-0-------|
D|-----0-------------------------|-0-----------------------0h2~-|
C|-----------------------------4-|-------------------------0----|
E|-3-----------------2----X--2---|-----0------------------------|

D|-----------------------------|----------0----------0-----------|
A|---------0h2----3p2-0---0----|-----------------0-2---0h2p0---0-|
G|-0-----0-0------------0----0-|------2/4--------------------0---|
D|---2p0-------0---------------|---------------2-----------------|
C|-----------------------------|------------0------------------2-|
E|---------3--------------2----|-X--2----------------------------|

D|---------------------0---------|---------------------------|
A|-------------0-0h2-----2h3p2-0-|---0-------------------0---|
G|-0--------0----0---------------|-0---0---------0---0h2---2-|
D|---4b(5)-----------0-----------|-------------0-------------|
C|-------------------------------|-----------4---------------|
E|---------------3---------------|---2---X-2-------0---------|

D|------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-0----------------------0h2---|-3-2-0---0--------------0-|
G|---4p2p0--------0-----0-0-----|-------0---0----------0---|
D|----------0h2~----2p0-------0-|--------------------0-----|
C|----------0-------------------|------------------4-------|
E|------------------------3-----|---------2---X--2-------3-|

D|------------|-4h5----5p4-0---0h2----3-2-0-|
A|------------|-5---------------------------|
G|-0----------|-----0--------0-----0--------|
D|----0---0---|-----------------------------|
C|------0-----|----------------0------------|
E|----------7-|-0---------------------------|

D|-------0--0-------2-----|---4h5----7(b9)0-5h7-5-|
A|-0h2-3-0--0-----5---5---|---5------------5-----|
G|-0------------2-------0-|-------0--------------|
D|------------2-----------|----------------------|
C|------------------------|----------------0-----|
E|-3--------2-------------|-0--------------------|

D|---------0---0----------------|
A|---5h7---------0--------------|
G|-0-----0----------0-----0-----|
D|-----------0--------0h2----/4-|
C|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

D|----------2-4---0------------|--------------0---------------|
A|--------0------------------0-|--------3-------3-----0h2-0---|
G|------0-------0--------0-----|---0------4-------0---------0-|
D|----0--------------------7---|-0----------5-----------------|
C|-0-----------------6~--------|--------------------0---------|
E|----------------7------------|-----5------------------------|

D|------------------0----------|-----------------------5------4-|
A|--------------0h2---0----0h2-|----3p2-0-----------3---------2-|
G|-------0---------------0-----|-----------0------4-------------|
D|-0-2-4------0----------------|-0--------------5---------------|
C|-----------------------------|----------------------------0---|
E|---------0----------2----3---|-------------5-----------X------|

D|-2p0---------------2p0---0-|-----------------------0-------|
A|--------2p0----------------|--------0--------3-------3-----|
G|------------0----0-----0---|----0-------0------4-------0---|
D|------0--------------------|------7---0----------5---------|
C|--------------0------------|-6~--------------------------0-|
E|-------------------------7-|--------------5----------------|

D|-------------------------0---|----------------------------|
A|-0h2-0---------------0h2---0-|---0h2----3p2p0-----------3-|
G|-------0-------0-------------|-0---------------0------4---|
D|----------2/4~-----0---------|-------0--------------5-----|
C|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-----------------0---------0-|---3---------------5--------|

D|-5------(b9)-7p5----4p0-----|-----0h2p0---0--------------------|
A|--------5--5------5-------|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------0---|---0-------0------0------0--------|
D|---X------------0---------|-2----------------4b(5)-------0---|
C|---X--0-----------------0-|-------------2-------------X----0-|
E|---X----------------------|----------------------------------|

D|--------4----------------0-|-------2-0-----0-------------|
A|-----2----------------2----|-------------0---------------|
G|---0---------0------0------|-----------0------0------0---|
D|-2----------------4--------|----2---------------4b(5)----|
C|----------X----2-----------|-0-------------2-----------X-|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------------|

D|------------5--4-0----------|-----------|
A|----------0--------------0----|-----0-----|
G|--------0-------------------0-|---0-------|
D|-0----5--------4-0--0-------|-2------/4-|
C|---0--------------------------|-----------|
E|------------------------------|-----------|

D|-----------------------|--0--------------0h2p0---2---|
A|-----------0-----------|-------0-------0-----------0-|
G|----------------0------|-------------0---------0-----|
D|---0----0------------0-|-----------4-----------------|
C|-0-----------X---------|----X--------------------0---|
E|-----3-------X----2----|----X----0-------------------|

D|---4-----5-----4-----5-----7-----|-4-----5-----7-----4-----5-----0-|
A|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
G|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
D|---------------0-----------------|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----------------2-------------|

D|-----9p5-----5---------7p4-----4-|---0---------------0--------------|
A|-0---------5---5---0---------5---|-----0---------2h3---3p2-0---0----|
G|---0-----7-------7---0-----0-----|-7-----0-----0-------------0----0-|
D|-----------------------0---------|-----------0----------------------|
C|-----0---------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------3-------------------2----|

D|--------------------0---------|-----------------|
A|-----------------2-----0------|---------------0-|
G|--------0------0----------0---|----------0------|
D|-4b(5)-------0----------------|-0----1---1------|
C|------------------------------|------3------3---|
E|-----------1----------------0-|-----------------|

D|-----------------0-----------------|
A|-1p0-0---2---3/5---------3--2-0--0-|
G|-----------0-----------0---------0-|
D|-------0-----------0-2-----------4-|
C|-----------------------------------|
E|-----3-----------------------------|

D|------2p0-----0------------|--------------0---------------|
A|------------0------------0-|--------3-------3-----0h2p0---|
G|----------0----------0-----|---0------4-------0---------0-|
D|----2------------------7---|-0----------5-----------------|
C|-0---------------6~--------|--------------------0---------|
E|--------------7------------|-----5------------------------|

D|-----------------0----------|---------------------5------(b9)|
A|-------------0h2---0----0h2-|---3p2-0----------3---------5-|
G|-------0-------------0------|---------0------4-------------|
D|-0h2-4-----0----------------|-0------------5---------------|
C|----------------------------|--------------------------0---|
E|---------0---------2----3---|-----------5-----------X------|

D|-7p5----4p0---------2p0---|---0-------------------------4-|
A|-5-----5------------------|-0---------------------------2-|
G|------------0-----------0-|------0--------0-------------0-|
D|-----0-----------2--------|--------4b(5)-------0-----2----|
C|--------------0-----------|---2-------------X----0--------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------------|

D|--------0-|--------2p0-----0----------|
A|--------2-|--------------0------------|
G|--------0-|------------0------0-------|
D|-----4----|-----2---------------4b(5)-|
C|-2--------|--0-------------2----------|
E|----------|---------------------------|

D|-------------5---4----0-------|-----------------|
A|---------------------------0-|-----------0-----|
G|-0---------0-----------------|--0------0-------|
D|------0------5---4---0--0----|-----0-2-----2/4-|
C|---X----0--------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------|

D|--------------0-----------------|-------------------------------|
A|----0----2------3p2-0----0------|------------0-----0------------|
G|-0---------------------0----0---|-------0------0-2---2-4p2p0----|
D|-----------0--------------------|-----0-----------------------0-|
C|--------------------------------|---4-------------------------0-|
E|------3------------------2----X-|-2-------0---------------------|

D|---------------------------|---------------0----------0-----|
A|------------0h2----3p2-0---|-0--------------------0-2---0h2-|
G|----0-----0-0------------0-|----0------2/4------------------|
D|-2----2p0-------0----------|--------------------2-----------|
C|---------------------------|-----------------0--------------|
E|------------3--------------|-2----X--2----------------------|

D|----------------------------|-0--------------------------------|
A|-0---0----------------0h2---|---2h3p2-0---0--------------------|
G|---0----0---------0---0-----|-----------0----0----------0----0-|
D|----------4b(5)-----------0-|-------------------------0--------|
C|-----2----------------------|-----------------------4----------|
E|----------------------3-----|-------------2----X--2-------0----|

D|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|---0---0---------------------0-|-2----3-2-0---0-------------|
G|-2---2---4p2-0-------0-----0-0-|------------0----0----------|
D|---------------0h2-----2p0-----|---0----------------------0-|
C|---------------0---------------|------------------------4---|
E|-----------------------------3-|--------------2----X--2-----|

D|----------------------|
A|---0--------------0h2-|
G|-0----0-----------0---|
D|----------0----0--0---|
C|------------0---------|
E|---3--------------3---|

These patterns can be difficult to master, but the best way to play such difficult music is feeling the melody while playing it. Apart from learning the tabs you may also refer to some good guitar fingerpicking lessons which might help you to gain fluidity in the movement of your fingers. Let those fingers slide freely on the strings and the guitar shall play itself, giving the music in your heart, a melodious response.
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