Intermediate Guitar Fingerpicking
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Intermediate Guitar Fingerpicking

Taking acoustic guitar fingerpicking to the next level in 30 days
4.4 (200 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,040 students enrolled
Created by Patrick O'Malley
Last updated 11/2018
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Current price: $129.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will be able to play advanced fingerpicking pieces, playing melodies and basslines together.
  • Students will be able to use a Travis picking approach
  • Students will be able to play alternate bass patterns
  • Students will be able to weave hammer-ons and pull-offs into their alternate bass playing
  • Students will be able to add percussive elements to their acoustic fingerpicking
  • Students will be able to fingerpick a 12 bar blues with basslines and blues riffs
  • Students will learn practice techniques that let them decompose difficult pieces and play to a metronome
  • Students will learn the basics of rhythm - how full, half, quarter and eighth notes can be used in a fingerpicking style
  • Students will get a basic overview on how to read rhythm and how to use scales to create simple melodies
  • Students will be able to play notes at various beats in the bar
  • Students will learn three advanced pieces including a blues fingerpicking piece
Requirements
  • A guitar is essential.
  • Guitar players should be already able to play a few chords.
Description

Learn Guitar: Go from complete beginner to guitar fingerpicking in 30 Days

Hi - my name is Patrick and welcome to my course - intermediate acoustic guitar fingerpicking in 30 days. I have being fingerpicking guitar for 20 years and I have taught dozens of students to go from never having picked up a guitar before to being really accomplished players.  Over 7000 students have taken my beginner fingerpicking course on Udemy that has a 4.6 star rating.


This course takes it to the next level.

I suggest you watch the previews of this course - there is one for every section where I show you what you will be able to play at the end of each section if you follow the lessons through in that section.


It's my goal to teach you the techniques you need to grow as a musician. It's important to learn songs of the artists that you love, but it's also important to learn the thinking and thought process behind what they are doing. This course breaks down for you how to get to the next level of being a fingerpicking musician - scales, melodies, bass lines, articulation, hammer-ons, pull-offs, muting, chord flicks, the boom-chuck pattern and more. With these in your arsenal, when we learn pieces in this course, we know the building blocks of how these songs were constructed. We know how to think about the piece as much as play it.


When you want to learn the guitar, it matters hugely which course and teacher you pick. The cost of getting this wrong isn't that you lose out on $30-50, it is that the teaching may not stick for you and you may end up with a life where you never learn guitar, rather a life where picking up the guitar is a huge joy and pleasure for you, whether just on your own or playing with other musicians.  That's why I give you all the materials you need to both learn and enjoy the process of developing your fingerpicking. I want you to learn skills you will use musically for years to come.


At the end of my course, students will be able to...

  • play bass patterns over the most common chords

  • play scales

  • understand how to construct melodies

  • learn the fundamentals of reading rhythm

  • weave hammer-ons and pull-offs into your melody lines

  • develop a completely independent left and right hand

  • play the boom-chuck pattern

  • play several advanced fingerpicking pieces

  • learn how to fingerpick a 12-bar blues in E


What materials will come with this course?

Each lesson has a HD video with three camera angles (full, left hand and right hand) so that you can zone in and see what each hand is doing. Each lesson also comes with a downloadable PDF and the relevant music tablature for each lesson. 


Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for students who can play a few chords and perhaps have done a small bit of fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar previously.

The course is a natural follow-on from my first course - From Zero to Guitar Fingerpicking in 30 days.


Who should not?

If you have never played a guitar or cannot play a chord on guitar, try instead my other course - - From Zero to Guitar Fingerpicking in 30 days.



What will students need before starting the course?

Students will need to have a guitar. 


If you want to give this course a try, remember that Udemy backs your purchase with a 30 day full refund option on all courses on Udemy - including this one. So you can always give it a go with absolutely no risk and get picking within the first few lessons or get your money back. This course is the best way to get musical within the first days, like I promised you above.

Enroll now to feel the joy of fingerpicking on your guitar!

Best of luck and I'll see you in the classroom..

Patrick

Who this course is for:
  • Guitar players who are able to play a few chords and can play some guitar already.
  • Guitar players who would like to play melodies freely while keeping down a bassline
  • Guitar players who want to put the techniques in place to play advanced fingerpicking pieces
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:53:25
+ Playing bass lines, muting and chord flicks
7 lectures 27:45

This video shows you what you will be able to play if you follow through the lessons in the first section of this course.

Preview 02:12

At the end of this video, you will know what the difference is between a beginner fingerpicker and a more advanced one.

You will see what techniques you will learn during this course and why I am so passionate about fingerpicking guitar.

Preview 02:56

I give you a small introduction about me, why I have been playing guitar for 22 years, why I am so passionate about teaching my students, and hopefully you - and why fingerpicking is hands down the best way to take your guitar playing to another level.

About Me
01:52

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play bass patterns over C, G and A minor

  • Play 6-4 and 6-5, bass patterns

  • Play 6-4-5-4  and 5-4-6-4 bass patterns

Common Bass Patterns
03:27

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play a 5-4 bass pattern in C and strum some chords in between the notes of the bass line

  • Use some right-hand muting on the bass strings

  • Apply all of these techniques of the chord sequence of C, G, A minor and F

Picking, Strumming & Muting
06:34

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play the boom-chuck pattern using a combination of fingerpicking, strumming and muting

  • Learn an example of the boom-chuck in E minor

  • Learn an example of the boom-chuck in E major

  • Learn an example of the boom-chuck in D

  • Learn an example of the boom-chuck in F

The Boom Chuck (and other) patterns
06:47

At the end of this lesson, the student will have learned

  • What are whole notes, half notes and quarter notes

  • How a musical bar can be divided into various permutations of these note values

  • Practiced playing along to the sheet music of a set of various rhythms


Rhythm Basics
03:57
+ Constructing and fingerpicking melodic lines
6 lectures 43:30

This video shows you what you will be able to play if you follow through the lessons in the second section of this course.

Preview 01:32

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play a C major scale all over the guitar fretboard

  • How to add bass notes so that C major scale becomes a fingerpicking pattern

  • Play a melody line (using the high notes of the guitar) while also

  • Play a bass line (using our thumb and using the bass notes of the guitar) at the same time as we play this melody.

Build fingerpicking patterns from scales
06:51

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Position scale notes at certain parts of the bar to create melodic lines

  • Play these melodies while playing a bass line at the same time

Creating melodic lines
04:49

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Follow a sheet music example of the bass line being played in quarter notes

  • Insert melody notes in the bar using a mix of quarter notes and eighth notes

  • See musical examples of this in a screencast


Playing on and off the beat
11:46

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Place melodic notes at various locations (beats) within a bar

  • Add melodies using 8th notes

  • Play melodic lines over alternate bass that changes as chords change

Placing melody notes on and off the beat
08:56

In this lesson, the student will be able to

  • play a G major scale

  • mix the G major scale melodies with some bass patterns

  • generate that acoustic finger-picking feel

  • play arpeggios

Scales and melodies in G
09:36
+ Expressive Melodies; using hammer-ons and pull-offs in your fingerpicking.
5 lectures 20:09

This video shows you what you will be able to play if you follow through the lessons in the third section of this course.

Preview 01:20

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play hammer-ons

  • Play hammer-ons with a bass line

  • Play a fingerpicking sequence over several chords with an alternating bass and hammer-ons

Fingerpicking with Hammer-ons
04:19

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play pull-offs

  • Play pull-offs with a bass line

  • Play a fingerpicking sequence over several chords with an alternating bass and pull-offs

Fingerpicking with Pull-offs
03:29

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Distinguish when a note is hammered-on after a bass note is played

  • Distinguish when a note is hammered-on as a bass note is played

  • Play a bass line while playing a melody line with both of the above


Syncing bass lines with the hammered on note
04:32

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to play an advanced piece that incorporates all of the techniques learned so far!

Putting it all together: a fingerpicking example
06:29
+ Fingerpicking the Blues
6 lectures 22:01

This video shows you what you will be able to play if you follow through the lessons in the fourth section of this course.

Preview 02:12

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Understand how to fingerpicking a blues pattern


Intro to 12 bar blues
05:25

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the format of a 12 bar blues in E

  • Play the chords of a 12 bar blues in E

  • Play the bass line of a 12 bar blues in E

  • Accompany a backing track

The 12 bar blues in action
03:57

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play some blues riffs over an E chord

  • Play those while keeping down a bass line in E

Playing over E chords
02:06

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play some blues riffs over an A chord

  • Play those while keeping down a bass line in A

Playing over A chords
03:43

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Play the 4 chords of a blues turnaround

  • Learn how to play a turnaround in E

Blues Turnarounds
04:38