I've figured out the chords to a song I've wanted to learn for awhile, they're very simple. What I can't quite seem to get is the picking pattern.

I was hoping an experienced guitar player might be able to easily identify and explain how it is done. The song in question is Keaton Henson's "Nests".

There is a music video of him playing it, not the best quality though. He seems to only use his thumb and first finger. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Capo 5th fret:
progression: A minor, C, G (with pinky finger on 3rd fret of b string), C
Last edited by Cloax at Dec 20, 2015,
Do you realize that you're asking to make lemonade out of oranges? He's fingerpicking, even with two fingers, not strumming with a pick.

You can roughly emulate the effect with

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
D - D U D - D U | D - D U D(U)D U |

Thumb goes down, index goes up.
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lots of flirting with the other key without confirming. JUST LIKE THEIR LOVE IN THE MOVIE OH DAMN.
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you're acting like you have perfect pitch or something
Last edited by NeoMvsEu at Dec 20, 2015,
Sorry! I meant picking pattern, I wasn't intending on strumming. Just looking for the correct manner of *playing* it. I'll try what you suggested right now, thanks!