I get asked quite often about how I approach fingerstyle guitar arranging, and suddenly – this simple idea came to mind.
I hope this gives you a little “AHA!” moment – to brighten your day.
Disclaimer – there is always “more than one way to do it”. Here’s one approach that I use, 90% of the time.
The Dark Ages Way of Guitar Arranging
Most guitarists come out of a “chord” approach, which leads to picking patterns on the chord, and ultimately “jimmying” little melodies on top.