Fingerpicking Classics - Great songs played fingerstyle!
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Fingerpicking Classics - Great songs played fingerstyle!

The only course with the most beautiful and recognisable fingerpicking acoustic guitar songs ever!
4.0 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
957 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Play some of the most beautiful fingerpicking guitar music ever
  • Have a fuller understanding of the essential techniques needed to fingerpick
  • Impress your audience with your new repetiore of songs
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  • Grab your favourite acoustic (or electric) guitar and prepare to have fun!

Welcome to `Fingerpicking Classics - Great songs played fingerstyle!` where you will learn some of most classic and most awesome guitar songs ever!

There isn`t a sweeter sound in the history of the universe than a beautiful fingerpicked song played well.

Audiences, no matter how small or large love to hear a simple piece of music played on a lovely sounding acoustic guitar.

If you want to become a fingerpicking guitarist who can play real songs and not just boring exercises, then check this out.

First we will get you started with a simple song, then some essential techniques and finally more songs.

In the course you will learn:

  • The Beatles - Blackbird

Blackbird is one of the most memorable fingerpicking songs ever! Here Dan Thorpe breaks the song up into smaller parts and shows you all the parts of this classic.

  • Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea

No fingerstyle course would be complete without some Ed Sheeran on it. Here we have Ed Sheeran`s most stunning guitar work to date.

You audience will love this one. I`d say it`s Ed Sheeran`s most impressive guitar work to date. He combines subtle but sublime guitar picking with great lyrics and superb chorus.

All together you have a great song that all of his fans love and it`s one your fans will love too.

  • The Calling - Wherever You Will Go

A simple yet stunning song that pretty much everyone knows.

One of the massive hits from the early noughties, this song is one many forget the title to.

As soon as they hear the opening fingerpicked notes, it all comes back. To me that`s the sign of a great song, play the first few notes and everyone knows it!

Learn this simple classic and get crooning!

  • Simon and Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair was a huge hit for these two folk pop legends and one that will go down in history as an important part of one of music most memorable gigs - the New York Central Park gig.

That night they played this amazing song and blew the whole city away.

Blow your audience away with your rendition of this distinctive and powerful classic.

  • Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Fast Car is a song close to my heart and I remember hearing it as a kid and really loving it back then.

Since teaching guitar, `Fast Car` has made its way to the top of my list as the first fingerpicking song that I teach most of my private students – if they like it of course!

  • Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly (from the huge film `Once`)

The 2008 Academy Award winning song from the massive independent film `Once`.

This song, the winner for best original song category is so sweet and so pretty it will melt any of the days frustrations away.

It`s songs like this that make getting home from work and picking up the guitar so satisfying.

It is so powerful can and often does bring a lump in the throat of people when they play and listen to it.

  • Ferdinado Carulli – Andantino

This is a truly beautiful piece that you might not know the name of, but you will be sure to recognise. Even if you have somehow never heard it before, you instantly fall in love with it`s melancholic beauty.

It`s one of my favourite classical pieces to teach and listen to. For all its simplicity, the music is absolutely stunning.

It`s also a very impressive piece has been described as "the sound of a waterfall".

  • Bill Withers - Ain`t No Sunshine

Everyone knows this. A rather simple but highly powerful song that you can learn in just minutes.

If you`re a singer, that`s a bonus but if not you have a cool intrumental that will be easy to learn.

Some of the chords you don`t even need to fret the strings for!

Check out the HD videos and learn all the parts to these stunning songs.

Join the course today to improve your guitar skills and impress your audience!


Steve Madden, 5 Stars

"Really great course. Full of good songs (which I never appreciated before) but do now. Lots of free goodies as well."

Tamatha Campbell, 5 Stars

"Moves fast, but easy to follow"

"Very nice. Uses real, popular songs to practice the concepts. You won't be spending a month on "Go tell Aunt Rhodie" here."

Kate Brooks, 5 stars

Sujoy Chakraborty, 5 Stars


Get the course today and learn the best of the best of fingerstyle guitar songs!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who enjoys fingerpicking. Experience not necessary
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Getting started with fingerpicking
2 Lectures 02:09

Free eBook
Simple fingerpicking songs that sound great!
2 Lectures 19:56
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly (from the film `Once`)

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The coolest sounding fingerpicking songs that you are now ready to learn
3 Lectures 27:18
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go

A Classic Song in 3/4 Time
1 Lecture 09:41
Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Alternate tuning song
2 Lectures 15:17
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea

More videos coming soon
The instantly recognisable intro to one of the most popular songs of the year
1 Lecture 07:53
New song - It`s a massive hit (with easy, stunning intro)
1 Lecture 18:02
James Bay - Hold Back The River
New Song - A huge hit most people love!
1 Lecture 08:53
About the Instructor
Dan Thorpe (Guitar Domination)
4.4 Average rating
127 Reviews
7,571 Students
4 Courses
Specialises in teaching over 40`s strumming + fingerpicking

Dan Thorpe has taught over 120 guitar students over many years. He specialises in teaching beginners TO GET GOOD FAST.

The students Dan has taught have ranged from complete novice 60 year old+ students who have never even tried learning an instrument to awesome teenage guitar prodigies who all gets better and quicker.

Using ultra specific methods and techniques, the skills he has developed as a teacher have set him apart from the rest.

"Dan gets you results, it`s a simple as that." Rob - Private Guitar Student