Ready to take your fingerpicking to the next level?

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This course will transform you as a musician.

Today you can play a few chords and even play some fingerpicking patterns.

After this course, you'll be a guitar player that causes people to say 'wow' when they watch you play.

You will be able to play any melody you like while keeping your bass line going and you will add chord strumming to both of those – giving you the effect of 3 guitarists playing at the same time.

I call this the '3 guitars' effect and this will completely transform how you see and play the guitar.

This course gives you all the techniques you need to achieve this - scales, melodies, bass lines, articulation, hammer-ons, pull-offs, muting, chord flicks, the boom-chuck pattern and more!

What's Included

High Definition Video

With multiple camera angles (so you can see what each hand is doing)

Lesson PDFs

Including guitar tablature for all parts. And helpful hints for nailing the last exercise if you found it a challenge

Audio Files

So you can play along with each example at multiple speeds, at your own pace

what you get
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What does life look like with this course?

Once you begin:

You’ll be able to study and master exactly those techniques you need to add melodic playing to your fingerpicking – with just 15 minutes a day. 

You will feel a huge improvement in your guitar playing that is almost effortlessly acquired. Each lesson will give you a new stepping stone, and the sum total of all the lessons is that your playing will take a huge leap.

You will not encounter any ‘jumps’ in the material that suddenly mean that you are lost or unable to continue the course because I supply tips at the start of each lesson for those who found the last exercise challenging.

Once you finish:

Your musicianship and fingerpicking will have jumped a huge level and people watching you play guitar will be genuinely impressed.

You will be able to:

  • Take any melody that you are able to play – AND any bassline that you’re able to play and blend them together to make a fingerstyle arrangement.
  • Mix playing a melody, strumming chords and playing basslines all into one guitar part that gives you the three-guitarists-playing effect.
  • Wow people when you bust out your guitar at a party by playing a fingerstyle blues – and jam with other musicians who are playing a blues number.

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Module 1

Alternate bass, chord flicking, muting & boom-chuck technique

In this module, we begin to construct the skills for the 3-guitar effect, including:

  • 2 note and 4 note bass patterns 
  • Exploring bass patterns of C, G, Am and F
  • Bass patterns over E, Em and A
  • Strumming chords between bass notes
  • Chord flicks
  • Right-hand muting
  • Multiple ways of playing barre chords
  • The boom-chuck technique
  • Keeping solid rhythm
  • Putting it all together

After learning these techniques in module 1, you’ll be able to play the exercise in the video below.

Play Video about thumbnail for module 1 of intermediate fingerpicking guitar

Module 2

Constructing Melodies

In this module, we explore strategies for constructing melodies, including scales, arpeggios and timing :

  • Using scales to develop melodies
  • The major scale in various positions
  • Left-hand fingering tips
  • Cycling melodies
  • Ascending and descending scale fragments
  • Adding alternate bass to melody patterns
  • Adding space to melody lines
  • Changing the underlying chords over a single pattern
  • Rhythmic placement of melody notes
  • Adding arpeggios to melody and bass

After learning these techniques in module 2, you’ll be able to play the exercise in the video below.

Play Video about thumbnail for module 2 of intermediate fingerpicking guitar

Module 3

Articulation and phrasing

In this module, we begin to construct the skills for the 3-guitar effect, including:

  • Explore the concept of articulation
  • Add hammer-ons to melody phrasing
  • Adding pull-offs to melody phrase
  • Blend hammer-ons and pull-offs into your bass playing 
  • Play hammer-ons and pull-off ‘flurries’ melodically
  • Learn the 5-3 bass pattern
  • Syncing lead notes with our bass
  • Syncing target notes with our bass
  • Learning a complex fingerpicking piece

After learning these techniques in module 3, you’ll be able to play the exercise in the video below.

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Module 4

Fingerpicking the blues

In this module, we begin to construct the skills for the 3-guitar effect, including:

  • Learn the format of a 12 bar blues progression
  • Fingerpick a 12 bar blues bass line in E
  • Fingerpick some blues riffs for your melody parts
  • Apply muted bass to your 12 bar blues
  • Playing a blues turnaround
  • Learn a full 12 bar fingerpicked blues song

After learning these techniques in module 4, you’ll be able to play the exercise in the video below.

Play Video about thumbnail for module 4 of intermediate fingerpicking guitar
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How you will benefit

You will enjoy playing guitar more than ever – now that you not only play chords but also explore melodic ideas

You will enjoy knowing that each minute spent on guitar brings your playing up a level – instead of just playing stuff you already know.

You will be able to progress at your own pace, moving on when you master a section – in your own time and safe in the knowledge that you massively improve your playing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • play scales
  • understand how to construct melodies
  • learn the fundamentals of reading rhythm
  • weave hammer-ons and pull-offs into your melody lines
  • learn how to fingerpick a simple 12-bar blues in E
  • develop a completely independent left and right hand
  • play the boom-chuck pattern
  • play several advanced fingerpicking pieces

Testimonials

This course was a good match. I've been working on fingerpicking style for a while now with mixed results. This course explained things and provided pieces that moved me forward pretty quickly. The blues still needs practice but I'm getting there. I've always wanted to pick the blues. Now i have the skills. Thank you.
John Doe
Excellent presentation in easy to learn segments. I appreciated the seamless integration of scales and learning how to create melodies within the context of the piece of music being taught. Highly recommended to anyone who has a basic grasp of chords and some fingerpicking.
Gabrielle Considere
Patrick's course is a great way for guitarists to begin learning fingerpicking style guitar playing. I've been playing guitar for 20 years, but had never really learned to play in the fingerpicking style, so I really wanted to get back to basics and learn the style in a methodical and structured way. This course has provided me with exactly what I was looking for, with the added bonus of an instructor like Patrick, whose lessons are clearly communicated in an engaging and relaxed fashion. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn fingerpicking on the guitar.
Antonio Marsilio

Optimized for your success

This structure of this program is designed to help you get results immediately:

  • A structured framework of 22 small parts.
  • That fit into a 15 minutes a day practice schedule.
  • Where each session gives you an exercise to practice at the end
  • And the following session will give you tips if you found that exercise challenging.
  • By the end of the course, you will have made huge progress (through 22 small steps that add up).
course cirriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

Each lesson has a HD video with three camera angles (full, left hand and right hand) so that you can zone in and see what each hand is doing.

Each lesson also comes with a downloadable PDF and the relevant music tablature for each lesson.

The course is a natural follow-on from my first course – From Zero to Guitar Fingerpicking in 30 days. If you have completed that course, this is the PERFECT way to continue your amazing progress.

If you are able to fingerpicking a little bit – can play some alternate bass with your thumb and can do a number of fingerpicking patterns already, this course would be a good choice for you. If not, I would recommend my beginner course instead (Zero to Guitar Fingerpicker in 30 days)

If you have never played a guitar or cannot play a chord on guitar, try instead my other course – – From Zero to Guitar Fingerpicking in 30 days.

If you know a few basic chords – most of G, C, D, E, E minor, A and A minor – then you’ll be fine to jump in.

Students will need to have a guitar.

 

Take your fingerpicking to the next level

Now is the time to become the fingerpicking guitarist you have always dreamed of being