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 specific fingerstyle techniques will vary across musical styles, they all call 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 Principles is organized into 3 sections. In the first section, Tommy Emmanuel presents an extraordinarily effective method for learning how to play fingerstyle from the ground up. In Section 2, Brooks Robertson enhances your basic skills with additional fingerstyle principles and techniques. In the third and final section, Muriel Anderson and Peppino D'Agostino present 5 performance studies to prime your repertoire and put your fingerstyle skills to good use.
When you've completed the lessons here in Fingerstyle Principles, you'll find more lessons focused on fingerstyle techniques in Fingerstyle Approaches, 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!