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This seems like more than one question. Short answers: Yes, that is the way with alot (clearly not all) tunings. You can fight it, but a capo or a different tuning might be a better answer for a different key. Look deep into learning Travis picking, there is a whole world of serious finger picking there. There is much to learn well beyond the basic ...


You should try to sweep without palm muting any strings that you play, otherwise you will not be able to produce a fluid and open sound. In your example, you should palm mute the E and A strings because they are not used. Note, however, that this doesn't mean that your picking hand is totally fixed to the bridge. It should be able to move freely, which can ...

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