Lastly, learning to listen is a time consuming and boring task, that seems impossible at first. It helps to have some concept of the theory that goes along with it. If your like me, though you like to have something to gain from the experience of studying a web site for hours, and come away having learned something that you can apply in a reasonably short time. So I have included some finger-picking patterns in the last section, which only apply to ear training in that you might recognize a pattern if you hear it in a song. Not all guitarists use picking patterns I know, but I hope you can appreciate the sounds they produce in folk and pop music, as well as classical and some riffs you might hear in rock. This site was first written in 2005 and I have decided to upgrade it, leaving the majority of it intact with mostly cosmetic and technical changes. Again thank you for stopping by.