Fingerpicking Classics - Great songs played fingerstyle!

The only course with the most beautiful and recognisable fingerpicking acoustic guitar songs ever!
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Grab your favourite acoustic (or electric) guitar and prepare to have fun!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who enjoys fingerpicking. Experience not necessary

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.


Section 1: Getting started with fingerpicking
Free eBook
Section 2: Simple fingerpicking songs that sound great!
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly (from the film `Once`)
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Section 3: The coolest sounding fingerpicking songs that you are now ready to learn
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
Free eBook
The Beatles - Blackbird
Section 4: A Classic Song in 3/4 Time
Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Section 5: Alternate tuning song
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
More videos coming soon
Section 6: The instantly recognisable intro to one of the most popular songs of the year
Idina Menzel - Let It Go (from the motion picture `Frozen`) intro
Section 7: New song - It`s a massive hit (with easy, stunning intro)
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Section 8: New Song - A huge hit most people love!
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

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Instructor Biography

Dan Thorpe, Teaching you to be a guitar ninja! 10,000`s of hours taught

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

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