FingerstyleGuitar by Jacques Stotzem - Basic Level

Discover the art of playing fingerstyle guitar with guitarist Jacques Stotzem - Watch the finger style trailer
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

In this course Jacques Stotzem will be teaching you the basics of acoustic fingerstyle guitar. In 6 Videolessons you will learn how to play two nice basic compositions by Jacques Stotzem.

In this online guitar lesson / workshop you will discover the well known "Basic Travis Picking" and some technical exercises like slides, pull off and hammer on.

In addition to the technical exercises, that are really important, we also turn over to Jacques compositions:

  • Learn the song "Step by Step" incl. MP3 and TRANSCRIPTION
  • Learn the song "Another Blues in E" incl. MP3 and TRANSCRIPTION
  • Everything is transcribed in sheet music and tabs / tabulatur

Including: 2 exclusive performance videos by Jacques Stotzem (Twenty one & Picking in Paris)

Complete runtime: 91 minutes

If you finished this basic course watch out for our advanced series of Jacques finger style :)

What are the requirements?

  • own a guitar ( western/acoustic = perfect - electric = ok)
  • own a thumb pick
  • spend some time

What am I going to get from this course?

  • apply the basic technique of finger style guitar (Basic Travis Picking)
  • play the song "Step by Step"
  • play the song "Another Blues in E"
  • apply some technical exercises like pull off / slide and hammer on
  • print out the "sheet music-pdfs" for your memo
  • play a basic fingerstyle "boom-chick" guitar

Who is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you are interested in playing finger style guitar music (similar to guys like Tommy Emmanuel)
  • Take this course if you want to learn and improve the basics of fingerstyle
  • Take this course if you want to discover the mystery of finger style guitar
  • Take this course if you are interested in the music of Jacques Stotzem

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Basic Fingerstyle Series
#1 Basic Travis Picking
#1.2 PDF - Basic Travis Picking
1 page
#2 Song: Step by Step - Part 1
#3 Song: Step by Step - Part 2
PDF - Step by Step
2 pages
Mp3 - Step by Step
#4 Technical Exercises (Hammer on / Pull off / Slides)
PDF - Hammer on / Pull off / Slide
1 page
#5 Song: Another Blues in E - Part 1
#6 Song: Another Blues in E - Part 2
PDF - Another Blues in E
1 page
Mp3 - Another Blues in E
Advanced Fingerstyle
1 page
Section 2: Bonus Video
Performance: Twenty-one
Performance: Picking in Paris

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Instructor Biography

DizzyFingers Academy, online lessons by world class guitarists

DizzyFingersAcademy is an leading e-learning company from germany. We are producing musical instruction videos since 2011 in german and english language.

FingerStyleGuitarAcademy by Jacques Stotzem:

In the acoustic guitar world today, Jacques Stotzem is one of the “fingerstyle” guitarists with the most diversified style. The Belgian guitarist has recorded 14 CDs and is high up on the list for fans of the acoustic guitar. Readers of the influential German acoustic guitar magazine «Akustik Gitarre» have likened Stotzem to artists such as Leo Kottke, Paco De Lucia, Neil Young and Keb’ Mo’.

That’s not really astonishing. His unique and highly refined playing style combines a well-developed melodic sense with a rare dynamic approach to the instrument that speaks directly to the listener. Jacques, unlike many guitar players today, possesses an in-depth sense of harmonic knowledge, which is evident throughout his compositions. All of this is cemented together by his perfect command of the instrument and by his optimistic personality.

Jacques Stotzem has become a regular guest at European and American festivals and is often invited for tours in Japan, China or Taiwan. Since 2006, the famous American guitar company “Martin Guitar”, produces an “OMC Jacques Stotzem Custom Signature Model”, a dream for every guitar player, a consecration for Jacques.

The two volumes of his CD “Catch the Spirit” (Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Nirvana, Neil Young arranged on acoustic guitar) have been a big success and stayed respectively 41 and 23 weeks in the Belgian Pop Charts.

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