I come from a piano background ( and I know enough theory to read intermediate piano sheet music) and I want to learn fingerstyle guitar. but It's so difficult because there is more than one way to play each note. and the notes on the guitar is just too much.
Even though I know the melody or figure it out and when I try to transpose what I know to the guitar it I either play the whole melody on the one string or two strings and sometimes I have to stretch to reach a note. Now this is only the melody. there are still Bass and harmony in which I have to account for.
take a look at this for exampleits in dadgad tuning lets say at 1:20 he plays a V chord in 6th position then resolves to one and moves to 2nd position. and sometimes he move from low to high fretboard. of course there are multiple ways to play the song but maybe because the intonations are different so you play this note instead or it's voice leading to make it sound better and smoother. I don't know the thought progress I mean this person is a professional so the fingerings must be good but what is their thought process? why play it like this? Are there just some general go to shapes in advanced voice leading?
Please help. I'm looking to be more efficient and effective at arranging fingerstyle songs
EDIT oh and most of the time I see sungha or any other guitarist they can play the melody and somehow know which chord shapes to use