Fingerstyle and Fingerpicking Lessons for Acoustic Guitar

Learn fingerstyle and fingerpicking techniques as played in the tradition of folk, blues and country guitar

What Will I Learn?

Introduction to folk style techniques

How to hold the guitar when playing fingerstyle or fingerpicking

Beginning concepts of fingerpicking and fingerstyle guitar.

Basic chords in the fingerstyle or fingerpicking style

How to get optimal sound while playing this style

Learn to play folk style songs

Learn the Travis Picking technique pioneered by Merle Travis

Learn techniques inspired by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and other greats

How to play the beautiful orchestral sound popularized by James Taylor

More advanced techniques in the folk and classic rock styles



You need an acoustic or electric guitar.


Taught by Grammy Award winning guitarist John Konesky, these fingerpicking techniques will take you from basic to advanced.  They include folk style, basic chords, Travis picking, acoustic blues, and how to play in style of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and other greats.

You’ll learn every technique you’d ever need to master acoustic guitar, including: how to make chord changes effortlessly, adding rhythmic elements such as the chuck and rhythmic slap, a nifty little trick that lets you totally change the sound and tone of a chord with just one finger, learning hammer-on and pull-off chords, and a myriad of new chords, pseudo bar chords, strum patterns, and much more.

Who is this Guitar Course For?

  • Anyone who wants to learn what’s known as “fingerstyle” or “fingerpicking” technique on guitar

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2.5 hours on-demand video

Full lifetime access

Access on mobile and TV

Certificate of Completion

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