Fingerpicking Essentials

Fingerstyle Guitar Technique The Fun and Easy Way

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Fingerstyle and fingerpicking is a style of playing that crosses all musical genres.

Whether it's Joni Mitchell, Joe Pass, or Julian Bream, fingerpicking has been used by myriad musicians to express their creativity on the guitar.

While you may love to listen to fingerpicking performers, it's often easier said than done when it comes to adding this technique to your skill set.

If you've tried to learn fingerpicking before but couldn't get out of the starting gates.

Or, you thought about learning how to fingerpick but it seems too big of a task to even start, so you didn't.

Or, you worked on fingerpicking for a while but then hit a roadblock in your learning.

Then Fingerpicking Essentials is for you.

What You Learn with Essential Fingerpicking

  • Proper fingerpicking techniques.
  • 3-note chord patterns.
  • 4-note chord patterns.
  • Scale patterns
  • Arpeggio patterns.
  • Rhythmic patterns
  • Full song studies on blues, minor blues, common progression, Summertime, Blue Bossa, and more!
  • And much, much more...

What you get with Essential Fingerpicking

  • 13 chapters of must-know fingerpicking techniques.
  • Downloadable PDF with musical examples for each chapter.
  • Over 70 minutes of easy to follow video instruction.
  • Musical examples in TAB and notation.
  • Bonus Chapter - Nail care for guitarists.
  • Bonus Chapter - Essential fingerpicking patterns.
  • And much more!

Fingerpicking is one of the coolest sounding devices on guitar.

But, without the proper instruction you can be on the outside looking in when it comes to applying this fun and exciting technique to your playing.

Fingerpicking Essentials gives you everything you need to add fingerpicking to any chord, scale, arpeggio, or entire song you're working on in your studies.

Bringing new interest and enjoyment to any piece of music you learn and perform.

Don't wait another minute to begin your fingerpicking journey or take your current fingerpicking to the next level.

Grab your copy of Essential Fingerpicking and take a big step closer to reaching your full potential on the guitar.


This course, along with our past and new courses, is included in our Guitar Mastery Membership Program!

New course every month - $25/month!

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"Thanks so much Matt and the MWG team, such great content, the finger picking exercises are fun and challenging (and in some cases ones that I've never done before which is cool) :-) After working on some exercises for the past couple hours, my finger picking seems more connected "

- David

Course Curriculum

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  Chapter 2 - Fundamentals
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  Chapter 5 - Technique Studies 1
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  Chapter 6 - Technique Studies 2
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  Chapter 8 - Scale Patterns
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  Chapter 9 - Arpeggio Patterns
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  Chapter 10 - Creative Studies 1
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  Chapter 11 - Creative Studies 2
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  Chapter 12 - Going Forward
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  Chapter 13 - Bonus Material
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"You do some of the best lessons around, and I am very grateful for the work you do and share."

- Donald

Your Instructor

Matt Warnock
Matt Warnock

My love of guitar has allowed me to teach over 7000 jazz guitar lessons and play over 2000 gigs in 8 countries. In 2011 I launched Matt Warnock Guitar, which has become one of the top guitar learning sites online. Guitar has been in my life for 20 years, and every day Iā€™m glad I found this wondering instrument. I want to share this love of guitar with you. You never know where you'll end up.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long should I practice each chapter?
That depends on your experience level, but a good rule of thumb is to play each chapter for about a week. See where you're at, and either review or move forward from there. If you get stuck on one chapter for more than 2 weeks, move forward as a change of scenery can often do wonders when stuck in your practicing.
Do I have to play fingerstyle to use this course?
No! You learn everything you need in this course to teach you fingerpicking and fingerstyle fundamentals right from day 1.
What if I have a question about the course or about music?
You can leave any questions you have in the comments below any PDF or video. I aim to respond to all questions within 24 hours.
Can I download this course?
Yes and no. All PDF files are available for download. The video lessons are only available to watch on the course page.