Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Course: Beginner to Advanced
- 4 hours on-demand video
- 31 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Play alternate bass lines, chords, and melody all at the same time
- Play fingerstyle blues!
- Play fingerstyle (boom-chick) guitar
- Use your thumb to make complex chords easier
- Play with thumb-finger independence
- Play fingerstyle blues
- Know common fingerstyle chord shapes and patterns
- Know advanced fingerstyle chord shapes
- Learn to cover two strings with on finger
- Own a guitar
- Own a thumb-pick (optional)
- Have determination
- A little patience
In this course I WILL be teaching you how to play fingerstyle guitar. I cover all of the challenging chords, picking patterns, and techniques that are critical to this style IN DETAIL. I will be teaching you well known songs using a mutli-layered approach and giving you the fundamental skills to play your own favorite songs!
I call these individual layers phases. Phase 1 will cover the chords and alternating bass pattern, phase 2 will cover the chords and the bass played together, phase 3 will be the bass, chords, and melody. This course is designed specifically to allow you to learn your own favorite songs easily and quickly, because you learn the mechanics behind fingerstyle - NOT just a couple of bars off of a tab. This will also enable you to write your own songs for fingerstyle.
This layered system is extremely effective and will break down any barriers you may have encountered while trying to learn fingerstyle on your own.
"Being a serial course-taker...I have seen my fair share of courses. So, I know quality when I see it. That said - Paul did a great job with this course. I am a complete amateur, but was able to follow along easily."
"...I like it a lot. It is very well structured, the instructions are very clear, comprehensive and easy to follow."
"His method of making practicing sessions short and easy has really helped me with practicing. I have been working with Paul for some time now and would recommend his courses, tips and literature to anyone who is interested in learning to play the guitar or improving their skills and enjoying it."
Here are some of the key features of this course:
- 100% 30 day money back guarantee
- Mobile ready
- Lifetime access
- Tablature and musical notation are included for all lessons
- Discounts to other future courses
- Discussion board for you to ask questions
- Take this course if you want to learn fingerstyle
- Take this course if you have been playing the guitar for at least six months
- Take this course if you're trying fingerstyle guitar aren't progressing as you would like or feel lost
- Take this course if you have never played fingerstyle
In this lecture we will talk about thumb picks and guitars you can use for fingerstyle guitar. I use a set of Tommy Emmanuel thumb picks I picked up from a guitar concert. My guitar is a Taylor 210e and I bought it used for roughly $800 at Guitar Center. The truth is that it does not matter what type of guitar you have because the tone you get is all in your fingers. I do strongly recommend that you have your guitar set up and try to have them lower the action as much as practical. It will take
No matter how good or coordinated of a guitar player your are, if you aren't in tune your playing will sound bad. This is so important for fingerstyle guitar especially if you're going to record a video for upload to YouTube or to show your friends. Even a person who does not know anything about music can recognize when a player is in tune or not although the likely will not know what the issue is but commonly explain it as "just not sounding right". Follow through with this section to learn how to get in tune!
The thinnest string is referred to as the first string, and the lowest pitch string is sixth string. You can memorize the tuning be memorizing the phrase: Eddy Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddy. The first letter of each word represent the note you should tune your string to from bottom to top. E, A, D, G, B, and E.
In this lecture I will show you how to tune your guitar with an electric (chromatic) tuner. In this video I am using an InteliTouch tuner. Remember, always begin by tuning down the bringing the string back up slowly. If you tighten it too much you will snap a string :(.
I chose amazing grace because it was a simple song yet helps guitarist learn essential guitar chords. Tab is available for download under resources.
This will be our first boom-chick fingerstyle song. I chose this song because for one, everyone knows it. You won't have to worry about remember how the song is suppose to go because you already have that knowledge. Secondly It only has two chords, so this will keep you from having to worry about additional unnecessary chords and techniques. The great thing about this style, is that with each song you learn, the next song becomes easier to learn. Now let's get to work!
This section has 4 phases for this song. That is because it is our first song so phases 3 and 4 are dedicated to melody.
Time to get the blues! This song will challenge you with playing in multiple chord positions, runs, and turn arounds. Enjoy this one!