`Fingerpicking Classics: Learn The Most Stunning Songs On Fingerstyle Guitar`
Welcome, do you want to learn some of the greatest fingerpicking songs ever?
Fingerpicking Classics has been revamped with new features, new sections and a brand new and exclusive `Easy Wins` section.
If you want to become a fingerpicking guitarist who can play real songs and not just boring exercises, or if you are tired of searching YouTube, then check this out.
Join OVER 1000 other students with this online HD digital e-Course and learn 12 amazing fingerpicking songs all taught in a step by step manner, with tab, Guitar Pro files, extras and more…
Fingerpicking Can Be Hard And Frustrating!
If you have ever searched about on YouTube for more than 10 minutes trying to learn a good fingerpicking song taught in an easy to follow manner by someone who is actually teaching the song correctly…
…then you will know just what a frustrating experience it can be.
When YouTube first came about I wasted A LOT of time searching for decent tutorials to help me on my fingerpicking journey. Some were good and some were junk. The majority were okay, but had no tab, were taught too fast, and even left me more confused than before I started.
Time is at a premium when learning an instrument. You don`t want to waste any time. In fact, if you are like most students you probably wished you had started playing the guitar 10 years ago.
The truth is, we all think that, but that`s not important as it can`t be changed. What is important though, is what we do with the time we have.
Don`t waste a minute on tutorials that you are not sure are even being taught correctly, don`t waste time learning from a `teacher` who is simply a player and doesn`t understand what it is like to be in your shoes.
Most YouTube `teachers` aren`t actually teachers and can actually be holding back your progress
but frustrated players who created a hit video or two.
Their tutorials can be decent for the confident and experienced guitarist but for someone who lacks a little confidence they often go way too fast. I ensure I teach at just the right speed for the beginner and I give you the tab so you can have another guide to use.
Unfortunately, most guitar teachers on YouTube aren`t really interested in helping you as much as they are about getting “likes and subscribes”.
This means their videos are often “click-bait” with titles like “Learn 10 easy fingerstyle songs” or something similar. You and I know this is rubbish and they do too. For the beginner, there are no “easy” songs. Each song takes some work, but there is a way to make this bit of work way more fun and productive.
This is something I`ll show you in the course.
…Instead, learn in a step by step manner by a qualified and hugely experienced tutor who understands where your playing is at
I`m Dan Thorpe, I`m a very experienced teacher, who has taught over 130 students, most of whom never picked up a guitar before they met me.
I took all these students from being cautious, optimistic but often a little scared to being able to play many classic fingerpicking songs, and I have done most of this within months – not years.
I still teach to this day as I enjoy it. My time is very limited but I love to teach and I love to keep being reminded what it is like for a beginner and to see their struggles, and help them fix them quickly.
I want to help you learn these fingerpicking classics songs at a good steady rate where you can enjoy every moment and not want to throw the guitar out the window!
I have taught these songs dozens and dozens of times to dozens of different students and this is my ultimate collection of Fingerpicking classics.
Learn these songs in the course in the way I teach them.
Doing so will allow you to have more fun on the guitar, save time and make great progress.
Improve your repertoire, confidence, technique AND impress yourself and your loved ones with these songs
I always tell students your first big goal on the guitar is to learn 10 songs you enjoy playing. These 10 should be varied, fun and interesting to play and listen to.
They should NOT be boring traditional songs such as “Go Tell Aunt, Rhoady” or “Ten green bottles” or Old Farmer Buck”.
No, the songs you learn should be the ones that you grew up loving, the ones that remind you of wonderful days out with your children when they were little, or the ones that remind you of the first kiss with your loved one.
I know that`s what it is like for me. These songs were handpicked for these very reasons. These songs are varied in nature and have a lot of meaning for many of you.
At the very least, I can tell you they are stunning songs, instantly recognizable. They will also help you improve a variety of skills that will transfer to all of your playing.
For instance, Tracy Chapman`s “Fast Car has a beautiful fingerpicked section but it also features a big strummed section.
To be able to play the song well, you will need to learn how to do both. Each song has a lot of skills that crossover but all have their own little unique parts which is what makes them so special. Learning these parts and songs will help you reach the amazing goal of learning 10 songs all the way through.
In my experience guitarists who make it to this point, go on and keep improving from there. They usually get the “bug” of guitar playing and the thought of giving up is long gone. Be that player, the one who plays for life and enjoy every second of it.
Only classic and beautiful songs allowed here!
The Beatles – Blackbird
Blackbird is one of the most memorable fingerpicking songs ever! Here Dan Thorpe breaks the song up into smaller parts and shows you all the parts of this classic.
Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
No fingerstyle course would be complete without some Ed Sheeran on it. Here we have Ed Sheeran`s most stunning guitar work to date. Your audience will love this one. He combines subtle but sublime guitar picking with great lyrics and a superb chorus. All together you have a great song that all of his fans love and it`s one your fans will love too.
The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
A simple yet stunning song that pretty much everyone knows. One of the massive hits from the early noughties, this song is one many forget they know. As soon as they hear the opening fingerpicked notes, it all comes back. To me that`s the sign of a great song, play the first few notes and everyone knows it! Learn this simple classic and get crooning!
Simon and Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair
Scarborough Fair was a huge hit for these two folk pop legends and one that will go down in history as an important part of one of music`s most memorable gigs – the New York Central Park gig. That night they played this amazing song and blew the whole city away. Blow your audience away with your rendition of this distinctive and powerful classic.
All Songs Taught The Correct Way And With Tab
“I`ll be honest with you. When I first got the internet I used YouTube loads. I would sit there for hours hopping back and forth between videos like an excited kitten with a ball of string. I would search and discover a song, start learning it, only to get stuck and then notice suggestions for other videos alongside it.
I would then click one of those videos excitedly, start that one, get stuck AGAIN and move on. I wasted hours hopping between videos like this never really learning anything.
I remember one night, I had started playing guitar about 9:00pm and finally turned the PC off at 1:30am (I had the next day off work!) and I realised with horror I had not actually learned anything – well apart from attempting a bar here and there of the odd fingerpicking song and some aimless noodling in between while the videos loaded along with me rehashing some stuff I kinda half knew.
I was really taken aback at how much time I had wasted and how little I had achieved.
I hope you haven`t experienced this. The chances are you probably have.
The truth is, so many of us waste hours searching on YouTube and looking for tabs only to find they are too hard, incorrect or poorly taught”.
My aim with this course is to:
- Teach you how to play the songs correctly
- Show you the easiest way to play the song while ensuring it is correct (there are dozens of ways to play most things and most people pick the harder ways)
- Structure the songs in order of easiest to hardest and assign each song a difficulty level
- Make learning the songs a fun and simple process
- Aim to make it feel like you`re sitting with me learning the song
- Give you the tab so you can learn with BOTH tab and video
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Fast Car is a song close to my heart and I remember hearing it as a kid and really loving it back then.
Since teaching guitar, `Fast Car` has made its way to the top of my list as the first fingerpicking song that I teach most of my private students and they love its beauty and simplicity.
This is one of the level 1 songs in the course and it`s a gem!
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly (Academy Award winning song from the huge film `Once`)
The 2008 Academy Award winning song from the massive independent film `Once`. This song, the winner for best original song category is so sweet and so pretty it will melt any of the day`s frustrations away. It`s songs like this that make getting home from work and picking up the guitar so satisfying.
It is so powerful. It can and often does bring a lump in the throat for me when I play and listen to it. Check it out if you don`t know it.
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
A unique fingerpicking version of this beautiful song that uses just 3 simple chords and some sweet embellishments. Simple, but stunning and very recognisable.
Even The Songs You Don`t Know The Title Of, You Will Want To Learn When You Hear Them!
R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
A true 90`s classic that everyone knows. You`ll learn how to fingerpick in 6/8 and play in a Dorian mode – by the way, that`s easier than it sounds!
Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley/Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah
It`s getting closer to Christmas and this is a great time to learn this classic song that is so popular at this time of the year. My version, that you will learn, is a hybrid of the Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright version. It has the best of both worlds – sounds great but is simple to play.
Bill Withers – Ain`t No Sunshine
Everyone knows this. A rather simple but highly powerful song that you can learn in just minutes. If you`re a singer, that`s a bonus but if not you have a cool instrumental that will be easy to learn. Some of the chords you don`t even need to fret the strings for!
Ferdinando Carulli – Andantino
This is a truly beautiful piece that you might not know the name of, but you will be sure to recognise. Even if you have somehow never heard it before, you might just instantly fall in love with its melancholic beauty. It`s one of my favourite classical pieces to teach and listen to. For all its simplicity, the music is absolutely stunning. It`s also a very impressive piece that has been described as “the sound of a waterfall”.
All Songs Are Ordered From Easiest To Hardest
Each song has been given a difficulty rating so you can be sure to start off where your skill level allows.
Start with level 1 for some fun and simple songs and work your way up to level 5 for some big accomplishments – and learn everything in between for lots of fun!
It doesn`t matter if you can`t play the tougher songs yet. You will have lifetime access to the course, so as your skills develop you will be able to play the tougher songs. They will be waiting for you.
No matter if you are a beginner you will find a lot of pleasure from the level 1 and 2 songs. They are simple but mighty impressive to play and listen to.
The complete list of songs in the course are:
- The Beatles – Blackbird
- Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea
- The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
- Simon and Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair
- Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
- Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly (from the huge film `Once`)
- Bill Withers – Ain`t No Sunshine
- Ferdinando Carulli – Andantino
- James Bay – Hold Back The River
- Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah
- Idina Menzel – Let It Go (from the film `Frozen`)
- R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
- Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
- James Taylor – Fire and Rain
Get A Fun Free Bonus too – `My Timeless Fingerpicking Medley`
That way when someone asks you to play something you know, instead of going blank and not knowing what to play, you can just play the `Timeless fingerpicking medley` with confidence and impress them instantly.
That will make you feel great when you see the look of surprise and delight on their faces. There isn`t a sweeter sound in the history of the universe than a beautiful fingerpicked song played well.
Audiences, no matter how small or large love to hear a simple piece of music played on a lovely sounding acoustic guitar.
Check out the HD videos and learn all the parts to these stunning songs. Join the e-Course today to improve your guitar skills and impress your audience!
Now Get The Super Fun `Easy Wins` Section Too
For the update of the Fingerpicking Classics course, I have created an `Easy Wins` Section which features 5 classic melodies that you will be able to play in minutes. I have had 1000`s join the original Fingerpicking Classics Course and 99% of the feedback was massively positive.
One thing some of you asked for was some really simple and fun pieces that you can literally play in just a minute or two.
I delivered that in the `Easy Wins` section of the new version of the course. This features 5 very recognisable fingerpicking pieces and they all sound great!
They are great warm-up pieces and they will give you the confidence to go through the rest of the course!
Join Over 1000 Students…
Below is a screenshot from Udemy where my course is also located.
There are over 100 students enrolled in the course there and almost twice that number in my own private membership site.
Take a look below to see how the course has reached all parts of the world and helped impact 1000`s of guitarists everywhere.
The Fingerpicking Classics course is one of the most popular, if not the most popular fingerpicking songs course anywhere.
It is also one of the most loved as the reviews below will highlight.
Reviews And Testimonials For The Course
Leon V says…. 5 stars
“I am not a singer so the fingerpicking style suites me best. It is nice to play the bass lines and melody on the same instrument. At the age of 60 years as a beginner, it is something to keep me creative and it helps for a better memory. Thank you so much.”
Sue McGinley says… 5 stars
“I’m loving the course and your teaching method! I’m a beginner so it is slow going but I’m making progress on Fast Car.”
Mark Goodman… 5 stars
“Hi Dan, I am enjoying your course on fingerpicking quite a bit; huge payoff as compared with learning to read notes, which I am also doing with a traditional online course with lessons and assignments, etc.”
Sujoy Chakraborty says…. 5 stars
And check out this feedback from a member…
3 Versions To Suit Your Needs
There are now 3 versions of the Fingerpicking Classics 2.0 course.
You can choose whichever version suits your needs and budget.
Details on exactly what is in the three versions are below…
In the Basic version, you get….
`Fingerpicking Classics: Learn The Most Stunning Songs On Fingerstyle Guitar` featuring 14 timeless and beautiful fingerpicking guitar songs.
The brand new `Easy Wins` section where you will learn 5 fun and awesome melodies to get you started fingerpicking.
`My Timeless Fingerpicking Medley` – learn my unique way of playing the best parts of these songs so you can practice them efficiently and have yourself a beautiful performance piece.
Downloadable Tab – every song comes in TAB as a PDF so you can view them and play along with the videos or print them off and use them anytime.
No Questions asked 90-day 100% Money Back Guarantee – if, for some reason, you are not happy with the course, simply tell me and I`ll instantly refund you, no questions asked.
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In the Pro version, you get all of the above PLUS…
`Fingerpicking Essentials` – This is a course that will teach you how to play fingerstyle guitar with the most efficient and effective technique around. I have taken the best nuggets of classical guitar technique and best advice for acoustic guitarists and created a unique hybrid method.
This is something I have taught 100`s of times and takes the best from both of these worlds – the pure perfection element of classical technique with the laid back and easy to apply ideas from the acoustic world. Combined you will get a great fingerpicking tone that will make these songs shine.
Gone will be your fingerpicking frustrations as once you apply the materials from this course your technique will be as solid as a rock!
This mini-course works perfectly with the main Fingerpicking Classics course and will make the songs easier to play, more fun to play and ensure you sound better playing them.
`The 60`s Collection` of Video Tutorials – A series of 5 of my most popular and most heavily requested fingerpicking songs taken from my EGIC – all from the amazing 60`s. These songs are taught in video format with written playing tips and taught in my `two camera split screen` method.
The songs are:
- The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
- The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
- Simon and Garfunkel – April Come She Will
- The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
- Led Zeppelin – Babe, I`m Gonna Leave You
`The Ultimate Fingerpicker`s Warm-Up` – Have you ever wondered what the best way to warm up is? Well, warming up properly is essential for your playing and technique. I show you exactly how to do so, how it will improve your playing and best of all it takes just 3 minutes to do! I show you my simple warm up that improves confidence, comfort and technique.
It is the same warm-up I go through with all fingerpicking students and I still use this routine myself. I even show you how to gradually make it harder as your skill levels improve so you can benefit from this one single warm up forever. There is no need for any other warm-ups – this is all you need.
Together, we will build your confidence with a quick and simple warm up that will improve your playing from today and forever.
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In the VIP version, you get All of the above PLUS…
The Guitar Doctor Feedback Session – (RRP $47) This usually costs $47 on its own. and it consists of you uploading a short video of you playing a variety of pieces that you know. I will watch the video making notes to give you valuable, positive and applicable feedback.
I can usually diagnose in seconds what is happening to cause certain sounds or discomfort of a guitar player. I`ll then give advice to fix these issues. It comes with a free follow up consultation and it can be used anytime.
3 x VIP Fingerstyle Pop Arrangements – I love those Sungha Jung style arrangements where we combine the guitar parts AND the melody. They sound wonderful but are a real challenge to play.
Here, you will learn via TAB three of my favourite arrangements. You will get the arrangements in MP3 and TAB and also a Guitar Pro version of the arrangements for extra help.
Here are the three songs….
- Neil Young – The Needle and the Damage Done
- Tracy Chapman – Baby, Can I Hold You
- The Beatles – Michelle
Buy now for $97
***No Questions asked 90 day 100% Money Back Guarantee***
`Fingerpicking Classics: Learn The Most Stunning Songs On Fingerstyle Guitar` will absolutely, 100% positively change your guitar playing and if it doesn’t you have 90 days to get an instant, no questions asked refund.
You will get a 100 percent money-back guarantee if you don’t feel this product has improved your fingerpicking and helped you on the road to mastering this area of the guitar.
If you don’t enjoy big results within 90 days of using this product, I don’t deserve to keep your money.
Simply ask for a full, no questions asked refund and you will get it – immediately. There will be no hard feelings whatsoever and to show you this you will get a complimentary 30 min Skype lesson (worth $30) with me.
Hit the `add to cart` button below and in a few minutes, you`ll be enjoying this in-depth course perfect for those who dream of playing classic, beautiful and timeless fingerpicking songs on the guitar.
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