Fingerstyle Guitar Mastery: 3 Techniques You Need To Know
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Fingerstyle Guitar Mastery: 3 Techniques You Need To Know

Learn 3 essential modern fingerstyle techniques from Tobias Rauscher, the guitarist with 20.000.000+ YouTube views
4.9 (54 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,807 students enrolled
Created by Tobias Rauscher
Last updated 12/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • know how the play 3 important modern fingerstyle techniques on your guitar
  • use your new skills to make your own music more interesting
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Requirements
  • Have your guitar in tune
  • Know how to play basic chords on the guitar
  • Know some basic fingerpicking
Description

Percussive fingerstyle guitar has become increasingly popular over the past few years, which is why I’ve made it my mission to teach students all the necessary skills and techniques to help them become better fingerstyle guitarists. Over the period of this course, I will teach you how to master three essential modern fingerstyle techniques that will take your guitar playing, as well as yourself as an artist, to a whole new level! 

Learn and Master the Three Essential Modern Fingerstyle Techniques in this Step-by-Step Guitar Course

  • Learn how to play slap harmonics
  • Learn how to play advanced body percussion
  • Learn how to play the over-the-top playing style
  • Get to know my favorite percussive warm-up exercise
  • Learn one of my most famous guitar riffs of my song „Memories“

Master Modern Percussive Fingerstyle and Play Like the Pros!

Well known guitarists utilize these fingerstyle techniques to make their songs sound more interesting to the audience. Besides being able to help you write more complex music, these techniques catch the eyes of your audience and make your songs sound more unique and appealing. In order to give you the optimal learning experience, I have carefully selected the exercises in this lesson to help you master these techniques. These lessons have been tested through workshops and private guitar instruction with my students before being recorded.

Contents and Overview 

This course focuses on quality instead of quantity and it provides straight to the point guitar lessons. In total, you will get five comprehensive tutorials, ten step-by-step exercises and one song riff. After this course you will be able to utilize these newly discovered techniques in your own compositions to write more compelling tunes and spice up your playing style.

To start with, I will introduce my favorite percussive warm-up exercise which is a combination of left hand legato lines and right hand percussive hits. This exercise helps to prepare you for other techniques because you will learn how to get your hands to play completely independent of one another. 

The main part of the course covers the three essential techniques: slap harmonics, body percussion and over-the-top playing. All of these are considered advanced techniques that requires the student to focus on each one individually in order to master them. Slap harmonics allow you to add exciting overtones that accentuate your playing. Body percussion on the other hand, introduces a completely new dimension to your music. By emulating a drum kit on your guitar, you are essentially playing two instruments simultaneously. Finally, with the tricky “Over-the-Top” style of playing, you will surely catch the attention of your audience.

At the end of the course, we will use all the techniques we’ve learned to play the riff of “Memories” - one of my most famous songs with over two million views on YouTube! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for guitarists that want to learn modern fingerstyle but have a basic knowledge on the guitar
  • Intermediate to advanced guitarists
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Curriculum For This Course
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LET'S START
3 Lectures 07:30

This is the introductory video to prepare you for the course.

Introduction
02:32

This exercise helps to prepare you for other techniques because you will learn how to get your hands to play completely independent of one another.

Percussive Warm-Up Exercise
04:57

Here you learn about an important warm-up exercise to improve the coordination of both hands.

Percussive Warm-Up Exercise: TAB DOWNLOAD
00:01
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3 FINGERSTYLE TECHNIQUES
6 Lectures 16:17

Slap harmonics will allow you to add exciting overtone highlights that capture the attention of your listeners.

Slap Harmonics
05:39

Here you can download the tabs to practice this exercise. 

Slap Harmonics: TAB DOWNLOAD
00:01

I will show you how to play advanced body percussion which adds a completely new dimension to your playing.

Advanced Body Percussion
05:39

Here you can download the tabs to practice this exercise. 

Advanced Body Percussion: TAB DOWNLOAD
00:01

In this lesson you will learn the over-the-top playing style that will impress your audience as you play the guitar from over the top.

Over The Top Playing
04:55

Here you can download the tabs to practice this exercise. 

Over The Top Playing: TAB DOWNLOAD
00:01
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LET’S PLAY A COOL RIFF
2 Lectures 08:15

In this lesson you will learn how to play the riff of one of my most popular songs, “Memories” that has over 2 million views on YouTube.

Percussive Fingerstyle Riff: Memories
08:14

Here you can download the tabs to practice this exercise. 

Memories: TAB DOWNLOAD
00:01
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FINAL ADVICE
2 Lectures 01:53

In this lessons I give you my advice on how to practice all these techniques.

How To Practice
01:22

My final words to you. Hope to see you again.

Congratulations, Final Last Words…
00:31
About the Instructor
Tobias Rauscher
4.8 Average rating
102 Reviews
4,568 Students
2 Courses
Musician & Guitar Teacher

Tobias Rauscher is a melodic percussive fingerstyle guitarist who combines different influences in his songs. His musical characteristic is a strong focus on melody with various techniques and custom tunings.

With over 20 Million Views on YouTube Tobias also noticed an increasing demand for percussive fingerstyle lessons as many people contacted him for lessons, tabs and tutorials.

With his first courses on Udemy and his own Guitar Academy, Tobias aims to provide a great online learning experience to teach the art of percussive fingerstyle.