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Fingerstyle for the Curious Guitarist

Dan Dresnok, Guitar Teacher

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19 Lessons (1h 39m)
    • 1. Preview

      4:03
    • 2. Welcome to the Class

      7:03
    • 3. Guitar Basics (page 2)

      4:19
    • 4. PIMA (page 3-4)

      3:54
    • 5. Rest Stroke & Free Stroke

      10:06
    • 6. Dyads & 2-String Rolls (page 5)

      12:11
    • 7. Triads & 3-String Rolls (page 6)

      8:06
    • 8. Full Use of PIMA - flams & rakes (page 7)

      8:26
    • 9. Thumb Strum

      5:29
    • 10. Invisible Pick

      4:13
    • 11. Rasqueado (page 8)

      4:23
    • 12. PI for Scale Speed (page 9)

      5:46
    • 13. Roll #1 PIMI (page 10)

      4:12
    • 14. Roll #2 PIPI (page 11)

      1:51
    • 15. Roll #3 P (IM) P (IM) (page 12)

      2:22
    • 16. Roll #4 PIM (page 13)

      2:55
    • 17. Roll #5 MIP (page 14)

      3:02
    • 18. Roll #6 P (IM) (IM) (page 15)

      2:30
    • 19. Going Forward

      4:33
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About This Class

Complete fingerstyle & fingerpicking guitar class. Techniques for all levels. Acoustic, electric, & classical guitar.

*Be sure to download the PDF in the Projects & Resources section.  (It's called "Fingerstyle for the Curious Guitarist - PDF.")  It's 16 pages long & contains all the text & tabs that'll be helpful for this class.  (If you have issues downloading it from your mobile device, then download it from a computer or laptop.)  Don't wait - get it now!

Welcome to Fingerstyle for the Curious Guitarist! This is a complete fingerstyle & fingerpicking guitar class that takes you from a beginner to an advanced level of playing & improvising using fingerstyle technique.

Any kind of six-string guitar will work well for this class - electric, acoustic, or classical guitar.

This class has only one section: Fingerstyle Guitar. The first few lessons will quickly get us up-to-speed with our terminology, such as our string names, reading tablature, and the naming of our picking fingers. After that, we'll explore technique after technique of fingerstyle approaches to playing anything & everything without the use of a pick.

You can learn everything in this class without having to read music. Everything in this class is in tab form.

Many of the lessons will have a page number included in the title, which corresponds to the PDF attachment for that lesson (downloadable in the Projects & Resources section.) These are the tabs, rhythms, & guitar lessons.

Class Requirements:

  • This class is for everyone - including absolute beginners.
  • You only need a guitar - any kind of guitar with six strings.
  • We will start at the very beginning.

Who this class is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn fingerstyle guitar.
  • Beginner, intermediate, & advanced guitar players.
  • Guitarists wanting to improve their fingerstyle skills.
  • Guitarist that want to improvise using fingerstyle technique.

What you'll learn:

  • Learn all common fingerstyle techniques.
  • Modern & classical methods.
  • Use fingerpicking techniques to play anything.
  • Learn popular finger rolls.
  • Use fingerpicking to improvise & be creative.
  • Master open-handed strumming.
  • Play anything on guitar using fingerstyle techniques.
  • Fast fingerstyle scale runs.

This class is fun, easy to learn, and will teach you everything you need to know about fingerstyle guitar playing. Let's get started.