The Fingerpicking Guitar Series

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Series
  2. Song Lessons (Grouped by Technique and Difficulty)
  3. Technique Lessons
Fingerpicking Guitar Series

Overview of the Series

This is a series on songs that use fingerpicking. What distinguishes these from thumb picking and pluck and chuck songs is that those songs tend to have short repetitive patterns in them while these songs tend to be more flowing and less rhythmic in their style. Some have patterns that are based on other rhythms like 3-3-2, but generally, they feel more fluid.

Song Lessons

Each song has a video lesson, tabs, chord diagrams, and insightful tips (if I got around to finishing it). The songs go in order from easy to more difficult and are grouped by the techniques they use. There is also a planned sequence for learning different techniques, so the easiest way to master the technique is to follow the songs in order.

Song Covers Playlist

Shower the People – James Taylor

America – Simon and Garfunkel

After an Afternoon – Jason Mraz

Hummingbird – Seals and Crofts

All is Clear – Michael Tomlinson

Annie’s Song – John Denver

Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin

Big Love – Lindsey Buckingham

Both Hands – Ani DiFranco

By My Side – Godspell

December – Collective Soul

The Songwriter’s Grooves Project – How to Sing and Play Guitar at the Same Time in As Many Ways As Possible