- Ain’t No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
- Intermediate Finger Style Songs
Intermediate Finger Style Songs
- Advanced Finger Style Songs
Advanced Finger Style Songs
Go to Advanced Finger Style Songs.
- Master Finger Style Songs
Master Finger Style Songs
Go to Master Finger Style Songs.
Learn how to play Finger Style Guitar!
These songs are all one acoustic guitar finger style arrangements.
It is not necessary to play these arrangements as in the video lessons, you can simplify them or make them more intricate.
The songs use a wide selection of finger style techniques and are performed by both Dan and Sam.
Classically inspired finger style
Sam has a light touch and plays a big guitar (Martin D28). This means she can create great dynamics using a lot of headroom.
In Empire State of Mind this is applied by utilizing long chords in the Verse and Chorus, allowing the guitar to resonate fully. As the M8 arrive the volume increase and the rhythmical patterns becoming more intense.
Folk inspired finger style
The right hands position is now closer to the strings and the focus is on maintaining a steady flow. This technique works well for folk inspired songs.
Learn more about finger style guitar in the Beginner Guitar Course.