Fingerstyle 101: Learn 8 Beautiful Fingerpicking Patterns That Every Guitarist Should Know
There aren’t many better sounds in the world than a guitar being fingerpicked.
It could be a battered old Takamine, a brand spanking new Fender electro-acoustic or a boutique Ramirez nylon classical.
It doesn`t matter what guitar you have, with fingerpicking you can take the most simple of chords and turn them into elegant, joyous, awe-inspiring pieces of music that will stun and delight your audience.
Fingerpicking the guitar can and will bring you many years and decades of fun, joy and expression to your life.
…Yet, fingerstyle guitar and the fingerpicking hand is an essential but often VERY overlooked part of guitar playing
In my vast experience of teaching guitar (over 130+ students, and over 5000 hours of lessons), I find it is fingerpicking to a good standard that separates the joyous, happy, excited guitarist from the sloppy sounding amateur BUT so many fingerpicking guitarists struggle with it.
Fingerpicking to a good standard is hard if you learn on your own or by browsing about on random videos.
Yes, you can do it, but why spend years getting good at something when you can spend months or even weeks?
This book will help you discover the techniques, secrets and the ability inside of you to be able to fingerpick better than you could have imagined.
In fact, within a few chapters, you will find some gems that you will enjoy and that will make improvements to your playing.
If you find any of the following an issue for you, check out the book.
- Do you struggle to hear what fingerpicking patterns are used in a song?
- Do you not know which fingers pluck which strings?
- Do you not know any ACTUAL fingerpicking patterns to call on at will?
- Are you aware of `Travis picking` but have no idea how to do it (this is must know picking stuff)
- Do you find it frustrating watching others impress with just a handful of chords and some awesome fingerpicking skills?
If you answered YES to any of the above, you need to improve your fingerpicking guitar skills to get the most out of your playing.
The solution for becoming a fingerstyle master is here…
Follow the simple steps in Fingerpicking 101 and impress your audience and reach the next level with your guitar playing quickly
With just a handful of chords and some interesting picking patterns you will wow your audience, impress your friends and loved ones, and most of all, get more pleasure and joy from playing the guitar.
In this book, you will learn the fingerpicking patterns used by artists such as:
- James Taylor
- Tommy Emmanuel
- Paul Simon
- Merle Travis
- Chet Atkins
- Ferdinando Carulli
- Michael Hedges
- John Renbourn
- Ed Sheeran
- John Butler Trio
- Damien Rice
- Eddie Vedder
- Bruno Mars
- Crosby, Stills and Nash
- The Beatles
- Bob Dylan
- Dan Fogelberg
- Fernando Sor
- John Denver
- Bonnie Raitt
- Peter, Paul and Mary
- Fleetwood Mac
- And many more…
Learn the most popular, useful and practical fingerpicking patterns around and improve your songs and fingerstyle playing today
Beginner fingerstyle guitarists often struggle with two main areas. One is chord changes and the other is what popular and useful patterns to fingerpick.
Dan Thorpe makes both easy in this book by showing you:
- How to play the simple chord changes within the context of fingerpicking
- How to use drone notes
- Travis picking for a classic fingerpicking sound
- How to add simple legato to spice up your fingerpicking patterns immediately
- A unique style called `chord anchors`
- And many more things which will allow you to FOCUS on the picking hand while still making beautiful music.
Get your fingerpicking patterns sorted today and your guitar playing will be so much more impressive and expressive.
You don`t have to be an intermediate or so-called expert guitar player to enjoy and learn plenty from this book
Whenever you listen to the radio, watch a guitarist or put on your favourite guitar songs, it’s very often the fingerpicking guitar parts, and the powerful fingerpicking patterns that stand out and grab our attention.
Throughout this eBook, you will see 8 examples of fingerstyle guitar playing.
They are 8 very different patterns. Don`t worry if you play acoustic, classical or electric guitar.
All the examples will work and sound great on ANY guitar as long as it is a guitar you are comfortable playing.
The chord progressions you will learn are some of my favourite and most beautiful patterns.
All the chords in the book are shown in a simple, clear and easy to understand chord chart, along with tab for every example.
Some of the fingerpicking patterns and chord progressions are inspired by the likes of:
- Ferdinando Carulli and Fernando Sor (classical)
- Paul Simon and James Taylor (classic folk)
- Ed Sheeran and John Butler Trio (modern pop)
Reviews and reader feedback
Here are some of the reviews I have had for this book so far for which I am really grateful for.
5 stars – “Excellent Book. Just what I was looking for, it has helped me so much in my quest to teach myself fingerstyle.”
5 stars – ” I have fingerpicking books, including a Travis picking book but I must say that this is a terrific book for anyone interested in this style of guitar playing. I didn’t know what to expect from this but took a chance at the price and am glad i did so. It is a bargain and I heartily recommend it.”
Scourge (Amazon customer)
5 stars – Great little book to get you started on fingerpicking.”
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