The Fingerstyle 101 Video Course
Welcome to The Fingerstyle 101 Video Course.
In this course, you are going to learn everything you need to know about fingerpicking guitar. This includes all the basics of good technique, 10 stunning patterns, Travis picking, songs, and so much more!
I’ve added a new section on classic “Boom-Chick” Travis Picking in the style of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Tommy Emmanuel. This is loads of fun so check it out HERE.
As you go through the course, you will see a fun “treasure hunt”. Use the course as much as possible and the treasure will be revealed! (Hope you enjoy it).
Take your time with it and enjoy! Oh, and please make sure you say hello and introduce yourself HERE.
Fingerstyle 101 Video Course
Fingerstyle 101 Video Course
I am so excited to have these videos to go with my books!
Hi Cassie, ace, pleased to hear it. They go hand in hand and will hopefully help to make your progress even better. 🙂
Used to play a bit back in the late 80’s – back into guitar during lockdowns and loving getting back to it. Really love finger picking but I know my technique needs heaps of work. Luving the look of this course to fix my technique 😀
Pleased to hear it, Shane. Yeah, so many folk have techniques which have never been worked on. That is why part 1 is so important! Keep enjoying it! 🙂
Hi, I’m James. I’m a beginner who has had a hard time of it. Hopefully, this will be my breakout course.
Hi James, pleased you are here. So many beginners struggle so remember, you are not alone. Take it steady, follow Part 1 especially and with focus, and day by day results will come. Any questions, any time, leave a comment so we can help. 🙂
Hello my name is Brigitte.
Hi Brigitte, welcome to the course! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Hello, I’m a little lost here, unfortunately. I can’t find the Tab/how to read, and can’t find any videos, or how to track my progress. Is there a tutorial on how to use your website, or is there perhaps someone I can call? Thank you so much, Excited about starting this program, but so far, I’m lost, and don’t know where to find things.
Hi Kenneth, worth watching the getting started video at the top of this page HERE. All the TAB and the guide on how to read it is HERE, and to track where you are in the course, scroll to the bottom of a page and you’ll see “mark as complete” buttons and check marks to show you where you are in the course. Hope that helps and keep me posted.
Dan i just wanted to say I love my book and the video fingerstayle that I purchased, this was the best investment that I’ve ever made, now if i can just retain the information I learned is another story since I have a T.B.I aka Trumatic brain injury. but it’s AWESOME! and it’s super fun, it isn’t boring I absolutley love it. Thanks again. for all the hard work you put into these two great products.
Cheers, Carlos. Pleased that you enjoy both and that they help. Well done to you for putting them to good use too. Always nice to hear how much fun students have with it. Keep it up! 🙂
Jeff here just started guitar playing, became disabled with plenty of time on my hands. Love James Taylor and Cat Stevens would love to learn to fingerpick their music. Can’t wait to get started.
Hi Jeff, Both amazing artists with fab songs and playing styles. Stick with the lessons in the course and they will really set you up with the foundations for playing great music like theirs. Enjoy and any questions, let us know. 🙂
It is great to know that if I follow the structure. I can learn to fingerpick. There is nothing that I want more than that.
Good stuff, Charles. 100% you can do it. Stick with it, keep working on the course daily, and you will! 🙂
Hi. I have dabbled with trying to play guitar for over 50 years without success so I consider myself a beginner. I have probably had a half dozen guitars during this time. I had several different instructors but I always gave up out of frustration. My goal is to finally get it right and to be playing within a year.
Hi Dean, welcome to the course. You are not the only one in this boat so do not worry. Let’s put all the frustrations of the past behind you once and for all. Part 1 of this course will really help make a difference right away. Follow it and in a year’s time you’ll be a different player! I hope you enjoy and all the best! 🙂
Hi, joined to improve my fingerpicking. Looking forward to a new learning experience.
Welcome, John. I hope you enjoy it here! Any questions let us know and enjoy! 🙂
Hi! I’m Greg. Been strumming on-and-off for years. Unfortunately, my finger dexterity isn’t what it used to be. But, I’ve always wanted to learn how to finger pick. Hope this course turns the key for me!
Hi Greg, welcome to the course. I hope you get many happy hours enjoyment from the course. Keep at it, and with regular practice your dexterity will improve for sure! 🙂 Most of all, have fun! 🙂
Hi, my name is Ken. I have been playing guitar for 50 years. I enjoy playing on the couch for my Wife and Grandkids. I play mostly 1970’s songs. I decided I need to learn some fingerstyle patterns so I can play some songs in the style of John Prine. I have enjoyed the lessons so far, and am looking forward to finally feeling comfortable playing in this style.
Hi Ken, welcome to the course. That’s wonderful that you play for your wife and grandkids. Super pleased you are enjoying yourself so far. Keep up the good work and keep having fun! 🙂