Acoustic Fingerstyle Level 1Back to courses
Fingerstyle is an extremely powerful technique. It has the ability to take all of those chords that you already play on a daily basis and turn them into something truly magical. When you put the pick down and start using your fingers, you open up a whole new world of sounds. You can play those same open chord shapes that you've been playing since the start of your guitar journey, but suddenly you can pick out individual notes, you can access specific melodies within the chords and create entirely fresh new compositions. It really is exciting to see it come together, and in this course we take you from ground up as a beginner to the technique.
In Unit 1 we cover the absolute basics. We take all of the main open chord shapes that you already know, and explain how you would use the different fingerstyle patterns to pick through each string.
In Unit 2 we take it up to the next gear by bringing in chord inversions and embellishments to our fingerstyle patterns. We focus on a full folk style track that really encapsulates the sound of this wonderful genre.
In Unit 3 we really jump up a notch, and enter the world of hip hop fingerstyle! It's so much fun to see just how applicable this style is to a wide range of music, and this track demonstrates that perfectly.
Finally, Unit 4 brings everything together so far, but ramps up the difficulty. We combine chords, melody, embellishments and a range of fingerstyle patterns to create a country pop masterpiece that you will absolutely love learning!