Hello all!

I have been playing on & off for about two years. I am in love with the works of Iron & Wine. Usually it is a painfully long period for me to learn the song. I have no problems putting the effort in; but what i have come to observed is i am learning songs rather than techniques.

I know Sam finger picks, but are there any exercises out there which can help me become better at finger picking? Is it all about patterns & throwing in an improv here & there ? Can you guys list a few techniques which are close to his style?