#1
So my goal for this summer is to learn this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0onhHD9zjI&feature=related

Now I have my thumb pick and I picked up my guitar and I go to myself "this can't be too hard"

And then I try to keep the thumb notes and lead notes synced and im like WTF

So where should I begin on my quest to learn this song? Should I jump right into the song or should i do different routines to build this technique first?
#2
I don't have much experience with advanced finger picking, but i'm pretty decent and my advice is to learn each part separately, then put them together at a very slow tempo, eventually building up your speed.
#3
Dude, that is wicked. If you can manage that, brilliant/.. I just tried to play it then - WAAAY too hard for me to get the bass and lead sorted. Good luck.
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#4
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Dude, that is wicked. If you can manage that, brilliant/.. I just tried to play it then - WAAAY too hard for me to get the bass and lead sorted. Good luck.



haha too bad I made my goal before I even tried it and realized the difficulty. But I'm still gonna go at it and try it.
#5
you just need to build some finger independence which comes from playing lots and lots of finger picking songs.
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#7
The fellow in the OP's vid is almost using his thumbpick like a flatpick, and it's almost as if he's doing what a flatpicker would call "hybrid picking."
He's also throwing in strumming techniques both with downsweeps of the fingers (like a frailing banjo style) and occasional down-sweeps with the thumbpick.

A rather hybrid style....

This:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk4NXIhNtwA&feature=related

Is more what I think of when we talk about "fingerpicking".....It's what we used to call "Travis picking". This guy is fairly advanced, but there are plenty of good instructional items on YouTube.