Fingerstyle guitar allows you to play the bass, harmony, and melody of a song all within the context of a single guitar part.
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Jim Deeming is a modern master of fingerstyle guitar. In this series you will learn basic fingerstyle techniques as well as some beautiful fingerstyle music.Begin the Course
This lesson serves as an introduction for Fingerstyle Guitar with Jim Deeming. Come on in and get started!
Jim demonstrates a basic fingerstyle exercise that you can use with any of the chords you know.
Jim expands on lesson 2 and teaches several different picking patterns. He also covers the basics of muting.
Jim Deeming explains how to integrate basic syncopation into your rhythm playing.
This lesson is all about picking melody notes. Fingerstyle guitar really gets interesting when you combine bass, harmony, and melody.
Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle version of the classic Civil War era song "Aura Lee."
Jim explains key components of Chet Atkins' guitar style.
Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "Bicycle Built for Two." He uses this piece as an example of 3/4 or waltz timing.
Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie." Both songs are played simultaneously!
Jim Deeming teaches the basics of open G tuning. He also teaches a song entitled "Spanish Fandango" to show how the tuning can be used.
Jim Deeming introduces a playing style called "Carter Family Style." The technique is also referred to as "Frailing" or "Clawhammer" style.
Jim Deeming teaches the many wonders of DADGAD tuning.
Jim Deeming tackles the topic of thumb independence.
Jim Deeming teaches a more advanced version of the aptly named "JamPlay Song."
Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle version of the classic song "The Wayfaring Stranger."
Jim Deeming answers one of the most common fingerstyle questions, "which thumbpick should I use?"
Jim Deeming presents his thoughts on how to properly grow and groom your fingernails.
Jim Deeming teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "The Entertainer," a classic piano song ported over to the guitar.
Jim Deeming teaches the skills necessary to transform any song into a solo fingerstyle masterpiece.
Jim talks more about arranging fingerstyle songs. This time around he discusses harmonization and chord inversions.
Jim Deeming demonstrates alternate ways to play the CAGED chords that can be very useful when playing melody and accompaniment simultaneously.
In this lesson Jim Deeming talks about a simple way to add harmony notes to the melody section of fingerstyle songs. This technique is quite simple and can add a whole new dimension to your playing.
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Always wanted to learn that one.
Communicates and illustrates very very well. Born to teach obviously.
Constant battle for me, thanks for the info.
Easy to understand.
Even though not my kind of song, the though process was very useful and the way was taught was easily understandable
good pace, clear instructions. suggestion: musical/song example
Good stuff! This kind of stuff needs to be taught earlier to students. I've been wanting to know this kind of stuff for so long, and most people wait until a student is advanced before introducing it.
Great intro, lots of thoughtful detail, nothing just glossed over.
Love this series and it's just getting better. Wonderful arrangement of this song.
Great teacher, Ioved phase 1 and I'm sure to love phase 2 lessons.
He is a great teacher
I am learning fast! thank you. I know there will be some that will be hard, real hard. I hope you guys will be patient then. I am glad I joined. I love country when it has a R&B feel to it. Jim has a rhythm feel with one of his picking that
I have been a fan of many styles, but keep finding myself gravitating back toward fingerstyle and/or with a combination of folk writing. I have never had lessons and am somewhat self-taught. I found this first presentation covering what I have
I like the way of teaching very much. This is very useful for fingerstyle beginners like me.
i would have marked all three good stuff
Jim breaks it down into very simple progression. Love his teaching. Keep it up Jim
Jim explains every lesion in depth and clear.
Jim is one of my favorites. Excellent teacher and wise in aspects of guitar and guitarist.
Jim is really easy to learn from. I've really enjoyed this series thus far.
like his style plan to learn finger style for classical
like the content
Love the humor in this lesson. Jim covers a lot this time but, as always, he explains and demonstrates everything very well. Great teacher.
Nice teaching style
Really clear and useful material. Great!
Really great job! I loved the clarity and the pace of the lesson. Thanks!
Thanks Jim. Very helpful!
The way Jim breaks songs down into chunks really helps learn the material. He makes difficult stuff actually easier to learn. Great job Jim!
Very good discussion about guitar neck width, use of picks, finger conditioning. I never thought about any of that, just dealt with it unconsciously. Jim has a great voice for the lessons and plays much the music in which I am interested. Big
Where are the tabs? good lesson but there are no tabs or i couldnt find any.