Fingerstyle guitar technique takes full advantage of the instrument's polyphonic qualities, which is one of the main reasons it's so popular across so many styles of music. You'll find fingerstyle techniques in blues, rock, jazz, country, classical, folk, singer-songwriter, and dozens of other genres and subgenres. While the specific technique will vary across musical styles, fingerstyle guitar calls for finger and thumb independance so that you can play a bass line, a rhythm part, and a melody line simultaneously. The video guitar lessons in this core course will equip you with the requisite skills to take your fingerstyle technique to the next level.
Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Approaches is organized into 2 sections. In the first section, Adrian Legg shares the very same approaches he himself used to learn fingerstyle including his innovative 2-week Guitar Diary of workouts designed to get you up and running very quickly. Adrian also presents 3 performance studies to apply your skills to. In the second section, you'll play your way through 12 more performance studies in different styles. David Blacker introduces you to traditional country blues, David Hamburger shows you a few fingerstyle blues, and Joe Dalton guides you through arrangements for Amazing Grace and Silent Night.
When you've completed the lessons here in Fingerstyle Approaches, you'll find more lessons focused on fingerstyle techniques in Fingerstyle Principles, also a Play Acoustic Guitar 5 core course.
Key examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the rest of the courses in the Acoustic Learning Path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators. Grab your guitar and let's get started!