Flatpicking Technique Library

Listed in alphabetical order, not in order of difficulty.  I often reference these techniques in my tabs and lessons.


1 note per string

2 notes per string

3 notes per string 

4 notes per string

Cascading Groups of Four

Cascading Groups of Three

Cascading Pairs

Four-Note Forward Roll

Forward and Back Roll



In and Out Roll

Scale Notes with a Drone

Single String Technique

Skipping Pick Strokes -- Pick technique for hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and ties

Three-Note Forward Roll

Three-Note Reverse Roll