Fingerstyle guitar is the classic art of playing the guitar solely with the fingers. Fingerstyle playing opens up a whole new realm of possibilities on the guitar.
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Steve walks you through some of the most basic fingerstyle guitar techniques. He teaches these techniques in the context of timeless fingerstyle repertoire.Begin the Course
Steve introduces you to the world of fingerstyle guitar by teaching a few exercises and an orignal tune called "Porch Swingin'."
Steve Eulberg teaches you to play Op. 60 (No. 1) composed by Matteo Carcassi.
Steve teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "House of the Rising Sun" by Animals.
Steve covers some of the fingerstyle techniques created by Elizabeth, or "Libbis" Cotten.
Steve Eulberg teaches you how to play his original piece "Planxton's Farewell." This is part 1 of a 2 part lesson.
This is part 2 of the fingerstyle song "Planxton's Farewell." In this lesson Steve teaches you the second half of this beautiful tune.
Steve discusses drop D tuning and how it is used. He also teaches an original song in this tuning called "Neither Lion Nor Lamb."
Steve Eulberg teaches the second half of his beautiful fingerstyle piece, "Porch Swingin'."
Steve teaches a fingerstyle version of the classic song "Five Foot Two."
In this lesson Steve shows how to play the introduction of the classic Jim Croce song, "Operator," in a fingerstyle fashion.
Steve returns to the beautiful Jim Croce song, "Operator," in this fingerstyle guitar lesson. This time around he demonstrates the verse.
Steve finishes up the Jim Croche song, "Operator." He covers the chorus and brings the entire song together.
Steve uses the classic childrens song, "Paw Paw Patch" to demonstrate how an alternating bass line can be played within a fingerstyle arrangement.
Steve Eulberg teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of his original song, "We Wanted a King."
Steve Eulberg guides you through a series of exercises meant to improve the dexterity and independence of the thumb.
Steve Eulberg mixes up the fingers to create a dynamic fingerstyle exercise.
Steve Eulberg explains how to play the classic song "Chopsticks" using fingerstyle technique.
In this lesson, Steve Eulberg teaches an advanced version of "Chopsticks."
Welcome to the first lesson in a 3 part series on the song "Ode To Joy". Steve has arranged a very unique fingerstyle lesson that starts from square one. This 3 part series can really help any beginner become more accomplished in technique. This first lesson, Steve will break down the melody as well as adding a drone note with the picking hand.
In the midst of this three part lesson series, Steve continues his "Ode To Joy" song lesson by introducing a parallel movement. This will demonstrate a "skip a string" technique with the picking hand and parallel string movement with the fretting hand. Don't worry, It's not as complicated as it may sound.
In his final lesson in the three part series of the song "Ode To Joy", Steve adds a few more additional fingerstyle techniques to the mix. By adding a harmony and a D string drone note, this will complete Steve's arrangement and open doors to the fingerstyle world.
In direct response to a common issue seen in his live Q&A, Steve crafted the following group of 9 lessons devoted to "thumb building". Learn all 6 variations of the exercise Steve teaches and practice them to start building up that thumb!
The second installment of Steve's Thumb Builder lessons continues to build your finger and thumb coordination with multiple pattern variations.
Join Steve for the third installment in his Thumb Builder lessons. Keep pressing on and you should be finding that the mechanical movements are becoming more and more natural.
It's time to challenge yourself by adding more fingers to the mix! Instead of just responding to the thumb with one finger, you'll be using different fingers on different strings.
Things are getting a little more complicated and a little more challenging as Steve marches through some more thumb building exercises. Keep up the hard work and practice!
Steve continues to build up muscle memory and coordination. In these exercises, the thumb is gonna start jumping around along with the fingers.
Part 7 of Thumb Building Bootcamp! Good job for making it this far! Things keep getting more challenging, but you should definitely be noticing a marked improvement in your finger-thumb coordination by now.
Steve introduces a handful of new patterns to keep on building up that thumb.
Good work! You've made it to the final installment of thumb builder exercises. Learn some of the patterns that Steve commonly uses in his own playing.
Sometimes we hear the word exercise and it just sounds like work... That probably won't be the case when you listen to the exercise Steve teaches in this lesson. It will take some work, but you'll walk away a better player with another useful and fun song in the bag.
In this lesson, Steve takes the familiar Frere Jacque and teaches how to play it in a round on the guitar.
Turn this classic folk tune into a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement.
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At 6 minutes, why isn't there any notations or tabs to visualize the new pattern.
Easy to understand an very helpful
Excellent instructor. Initially, Steve was losing me with some of the theory, but I'm sticking with it, and it's beginning to make sense. I look forward to each new lesson! I'm not the most rapid learner in areas of dexterity and coordination,
Great choice of song to begin with!!! I will be studying this lesson a long time and will nail it! I love the walking between the chords.
I always liked Steve. He is easy to under stand. I'm going to stay focused on his lessons. Maybe I'll learn something slow leaner.
I love this teacher!!
I"m new to jam play and found Steve to be very much a pro.
parts were patchy, but this part was great
really enjoyed it and learned quit a bit....thanks Steve Sean
Really like the teacher and how he makes it easy to understand the pieces.
Steve breaks this lesson down nicely. Now, if I could just accomplish it!
Very nice incremental teaching.
wonderful teaching!! Thanks, Steve!!