Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Read Music - Beginners Course
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Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Read Music - Beginners Course

Master finger-style guitar while you learn to read music - for absolute beginners or players who want to add some skills
4.3 (29 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.
2,076 students enrolled
Created by John Chamley
Last updated 1/2020
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Current price: $51.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 23 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Amaze yourself with your newfound fingerstyle playing skills using thumb and 3 fingers
  • Impress others with how you can play different fingerstyle techniques
  • Stand out of the crowd as someone who can read and play Guitar from Sheet Music
  • Hold your own among among other musicians with your newfound understanding, reading and playing skills
  • A little time for regular practice
  • A guitar to practice on
  • Belief that you really CAN learn this!
  • Know where the Q&A is to ask for help ANYTIME if you ever get stuck

Whether you are a beginner or perhaps know a few chords, this 4-hour Fingerstyle Guitar Course teaches you the basics, then goes step-by-step to the joys of playing Finger-style Guitar. Learn right-hand fingerpicking, left-hand fretting and get simple effective instructions on how to read guitar music. Along the way, you'll learn single-note melodies, then progress to 3 and 4 finger patterns, as well as strumming & arpeggio styles.

Stop Dreaming & Start Playing Finger-style Guitar With a Proven Method!

·         This Level 1 course is for the total beginner, or if you already play, it eases you into Fingerstyle & Music Reading - the skills you've been meaning to learn!

·         Solve 2 of the biggest problems many guitarists struggle with—reading guitar music & learning Fingerstyle.

·         Pick up professional habits of guitar playing as you learn Finger Patterns, Strumming Patterns, Arpeggio & Chord Techniques.

Fingerstyle Guitar Playing Sounds Great and is Fun. You Will Be Amazed at What You Can Learn in 30 Days.

Fingerstyle guitar playing has a long history, from Bach to the Beatles. While there are many approaches and styles, you need to first master some basics. This Level 1 course takes you through the basics of playing Single Notes, Arpeggios, Carter Style, Travis Picking and "Boom Chick" Chords as well as some classical guitar techniques that are at the core of this method.

If you are just starting out, you can learn all the fundamentals: right hand and left hand techniques, correct posture and body mechanics, chord construction and transitions. This, as well as strumming and arpeggio techniques and how to read guitar music.

Do you already know some chords and strumming?  Great! You'll be able to quickly advance your fingerpicking and reading skills through the thorough, step-by-step foundational lessons provided in this course.

More of the Music/Fingerstyle Instruction covered:

· Smooth Chord-Changing Techniques

· Keeping Good Time and Rhythm

· Making the Best Fingering Choices

· Key Signatures, Note Values & Rests

· Recognizing and Naming Basic Chords

You will also be given play-along backing tracks to practice your new Fingerstyle Guitar skills.

Are you serious about learning Fingerstyle?  Get started now!

Enroll in Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Read Music in Beginners Course and start picking your way to Fingerstyle Mastery.

Who this course is for:
  • Absolute beginners who want to play fingerstyle
  • Players who want to READ, PLAY & WRITE music on guitar
  • Existing "pick" or plectrum guitar players who want to learn fingerstyle techniques
  • Anyone who wants to develop technique, music reading and theory together in easy steps
Course content
Expand all 91 lectures 04:06:36
+ Introduction
3 lectures 14:37
How to Tune a Guitar
Sit, Hold Position... Play
+ Reading & Playing Single Notes
5 lectures 15:15
"Walking Fingers"
One-minute Music Theory Lesson
Note Durations - (Just one more thing before we play)
The Best Way to Play the Frets
Test Your Knowledge so Far
2 questions
+ Read & Play Notes on String 1
5 lectures 05:16
Play Through Reading Ex. 1
Play Through Reading Ex. 2
Play Through Reading Ex. 3
Play Through Reading Ex. 4
Play Through Reading Ex. 5
A quick test on those three notes
2 questions
+ Fingerpicking Arpeggios with Thumb & 3 Fingers
6 lectures 19:35
Play Thumb and 3 Fingers in 1-Direction
Play Thumb & 3 Fingers in 2-Directions
1-Finger Chord Arpeggios (Chord Ex.1)
2-Finger Chords Arpeggios (Chord Ex.2)
3-Finger Chords Arpeggios (Chord Ex.3)
+ Read & Play Notes on String 2
6 lectures 11:01
2-Finger Playing Tips
Read & Play 2nd String Ex. 6
Read & Play Ex. 7
Read & Play Ex. 8
Read & Play Ex. 9
Read & Play Ex. 10
+ Read & Play Tunes on 2 Strings
4 lectures 08:43
3-minute Music Theory - Dotted Notes
Play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Ex.12)
Right & Left Hand Playing Tips Between Two Strings
Yankee Doodle (Ex. 13)
+ Read & Play Notes on 3 strings
4 lectures 09:42
The Notes on String 3
Frere Jaque (Ex.15)
A little Night Music - Mozart (Ex. 16)
Eine Kleine Lesson
+ Rockin Chair Duet - Simple Fingerstyle Chords and 3-String Melody
5 lectures 16:49
How to Read TAB & Repeats
Rockin' Chair Soundtrack 150bpm
Rockin Chair - Accompaniment Overview
Rockin' Chair - Melody
Rockin' Chair - Accompaniment Playthrough
+ Read & Play Tunes on 4 Strings
5 lectures 14:04
Learn the 4th String Notes (Ex.17)
Scarboro' Fair Melody Playthrough (Ex. 18)
Scarboro Fair Melody Tutorial (Ex. 18)
Arping On Tutorial (3-finger Arpeggios) (Ex.19)
Check how well you know strings 1 through 4
3 questions
+ Read & Play Tunes on 5 Strings
4 lectures 10:30
Learn the 5th String Notes
A Minor Tidbit on 5th & 4th Strings
8-Bar Blues Playthrough-SLOW Ex.22
8-Bar Blues Tutorial