Fingerpicking for Guitar

The Mindblowingly Easy Guide to Playing Twenty Fingerpicking Patterns!
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Instructed by Ashley Cowan Music / Instruments
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  • Lectures 22
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2016 English

Course Description

Learning to fingerpick was one of the best things I ever did as a guitar player. As soon as I learned these patterns, my guitar playing and songwriting vastly improved. Instead of just strumming the same chords over and over, I could now play these chords in twenty different ways. Instead of going Am-G-Am-G I now had many more options to make those two chords sound much better.

It also meant I could use fingerpicking segments as breaks within songs. I could go from strumming to a middle eighth of fingerpicking back to strumming again. The fingerpicking patterns gave me an option of varying tempos within my songs. And this opened up my guitar playing and songwriting.

The first fingerpicking song I ever wrote was played on BBC radio. 

What I loved most about learning to fingerpick was how it improved my songwriting. It gave me a new dimension as a songwriter. It even got me a Japanese girlfriend for 3 years! :) And that's priceless! 

So why not improve your guitar playing and songwriting by learning to fingerpick!

On “Fingerpicking for Guitar!” you’ll learn twenty different fingerpicking patterns that will turn your chords from being average into being amazing!

It’s fast; it’s easy, and you’ll be playing awesome sounding chords in under an hour!

More importantly, there's no blah blah blah on this course. All you do is memorize, watch, copy and play! Then you go and practice the patterns on different chords and be amazed at how these same chords now sound so different!

Beginners with little guitar playing experience will also benefit from this course.

If you’re ready to learn more, then go ahead and hit that Enroll button, or take a test drive by using the Free Preview feature.  See you in the course!

What are the requirements?

  • All you need is a guitar to start learning! And a passion for nice sounding chords!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of the course students will be able to play chords in twenty different ways

What is the target audience?

  • Complete beginners to intermediate guitar players

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.

Curriculum

00:39

A brief 40 second promo describing what you're going to learn on "Fingerpicking for Guitar."

Section 1: Fingerpicking Pattern 1
12:03

Students will learn pattern 1, which can be used on open and barre chords. This pattern can also be used with a capo and partial capo.

06:46

Students will learn a second version of pattern 1.

07:02

Students will learn a third version of pattern 1.

06:10

Students will learn a fourth version of pattern 1.

05:19

Students will learn a fifth version of pattern 1.

06:08

Students will learn a sixth version of pattern 1.

Section 2: Fingerpicking Pattern 2
06:38

Students will learn pattern 2, which can be used on open and barre chords. This pattern can also be used with a capo and partial capo.

06:44

Students will learn a second version of pattern 2.

06:10

Students will learn a third version of pattern 2.

06:05

Students will learn a fourth version of pattern 2.

06:33

Students will learn a fifth version of pattern 2.

06:31

Students will learn a sixth version of pattern 2.

Section 3: Pattern 3
12:46

Students will learn a new hand position. This can be used on open and barre chords. This pattern can also be used with a capo and partial capo.

13:01

Students will learn a second version of pattern 3.

12:24

Students will learn a third version of pattern 3.

12:21

Students will learn a fourth version of pattern 3.

Section 4: Pattern 4
12:02

Students will learn pattern 4, which can be used on open and barre chords. This pattern can also be used with a capo and partial capo.

00:39

Students will learn a slight variation of pattern 4. This pattern can be used on open and barre
chords and also used with a capo.

12:16

Students will learn a second version of pattern 4.

00:39

Students will learn a slight variation of pattern 4 B. 

Section 5: Bonus Stuff
00:33

Coming soon-ish!

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Instructor Biography

Ashley Cowan, BBC World Service Radio

Who am I?

My name's Ashley, and I'm just someone who loves training people in radio. I have over eighteen years experience in training including nine years at The BBC.

The Online Radio School has been a dream of mine since I started managing a hospital radio station in 1997. Back then I spent eight years training tons of volunteers in all aspects of radio. I tutored in presenting, reporting, interviewing and production.

I moved to The BBC World Service in 2002 and I stayed there for nine years. There I technically operated radio transmissions, edited interviews and documentaries and trained World Service staff in radio broadcasting.

I've now completed my two course's "Discover The Secrets to Media Interviews" and "Discover The Secrets To Being An Awesome Radio DJ!"

Music and Guitar

In my spare time I'm a singer songwriter who teaches guitar and performs in London. I've been playing guitar for twenty years. I like fingerpicking and writing strong lyrics. I've been played on BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio to one million listeners.

You can find my music on Soundcloud. 

"Ashley Cowan: The Great North Escape Soundcloud"

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