Here are my top 60 fingerpicking songs of all time. The list has a very varied mix of artists, and ranges from complete beginner to advanced level. Click on each song for the full guitar lesson. I created this list to help fellow fingerstyle guitarists grow as players and to build their repertoires.
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Even players like Richard Thompson and Leo Kottke had to start with easy fingerpicking songs before they became who they were as guitar players. This song is a perfect introduction for learning to play a variety of easy fingerpicking songs. It will make everything clear! Here is the fingerpicking pattern. Your thumb is assigned to the low sounding string, and your first finger is assigned to the high-sounding string. Keep a steady beat and pay attention to the flow of the notes. In very little time, you will have the entire song down. Start making music. In learning any of these easy fingerpicking songs, it helps a lot to first get a handle on the chord changes by strumming them.
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Join the Guitar Domination community for free. If this is you, come join us and learn the 3 most important fingerpicking patterns ever Audiences, no matter how small or large love to hear a simple piece of music played on a lovely sounding acoustic guitar. Join the free mailing list to get your free eBooks — one of them is dedicated to fingerpicking! Join HERE. If you are a man, I have been told in good faith that women absolutely love to hear a pretty fingerpicking piece and if you are a woman, then, believe me, it is a very attractive sight, watching a woman play one of the following pieces. These songs or instrumental pieces in case of two of Spanish Romance and Andantino are in my teaching experience the best to learn if you want to mesmerize and stun your audience while still being relatively simple to play. Yes, I know, I know, not all of them are easy to learn guitar songs so remember, nothing really is easy with guitar playing, BUT these sound so good they are worth persevering with. When you do you learn these you will be irresistible to the opposite sex, a better guitarist for it, and have some of the most beautiful songs and pieces of music in your repertoire to call upon at any time.
A special thanks to reddit , Guitardomination. If you want to see some more ideas, make sure to check out their posts. You can also check out one of my earlier posts for general acoustic guitar songs for beginners. He does an excellent job breaking down basic fingerpicking technique — including Travis picking, hand placement, etc. This song does double duty. A bit obscure, but a really beautiful song well within the reach of someone just getting into the world of fingerstyle guitar. But he did it while playing harmonica and spouting poetry like a Norse god. Skip the lessons, just jam. Video Lesson: You can actually do this with a pick or fingers.