Fingerstyle Songs Lessons

Yesterday by The Beatles

Yesterday by The Beatles

In this lesson we will be studying Yesterday by The Beatles.  The song was performed by McCartney in a fingerstyle fashion.  The guitar needs to be tuned down a whole step to be in tune with the original recording.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Always On My Mind chords by Willie Nelson

Always On My Mind chords by Willie Nelson

In this lesson we will be studying Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson.  The original recording is mainly piano so we have transposed it for guitar in a fingerstyle arrangement. Always On My Mind chords include open chords, barre chords and some interesting slash chords.

Song Difficulty: 4

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More Than Words by Extreme Part 1

More Than Words by Extreme Part 1

This finger style tune by Extreme requires you to tune down a half step to be in tune with the original recording.

Song Difficulty: 5

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More Than Words by Extreme Part 2

More Than Words by Extreme Part 2

This finger style tune by Extreme requires you to tune down a half step to be in tune with the original recording.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Chicken Fried (Acoustic) by Zac Brown Band

Chicken Fried (Acoustic) by Zac Brown Band

In this lesson we will be studying the acoustic parts to Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band. Tune down 1/2 step to be in tune with the original recording. The song intro requires difficult Travis picking techniques. Recommended study of volume 12 lessons on finger picking. The rest of the tune is basic open chords.

Song Difficulty: 8

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Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

In this lesson we will study the Bill Wither's tune Ain't No Sunshine

Song Difficulty: 3

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Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Leppelin

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Leppelin

In this lessons we will do a finger style song study of the Led Zeppelin classic "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."

Song Difficulty: 6

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Let Her Go by Passenger (Chords and Tab)

Let Her Go by Passenger (Chords and Tab)

In this lesson we will be studying the song Let Her Go by Passenger. This piece includes a fingerstyle intro with a capo at the 7th fret. Let Her Go chords are relatively basic chords with some melodic embellishments throughout.  For the intro, a fingerstyle approach is used.  The rest of the song uses strumming of these chords.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Unforgiven by Metallica

Unforgiven by Metallica

In this lesson we will do a finger picking song study of Unforgiven by Metallica.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

In this lesson we will do a song study of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Landslide."

Song Difficulty: 4

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When You Say Nothing At All by Allison Kraus

When You Say Nothing At All by Allison Kraus

In this lesson we will be learning When You Say Nothing At All by Allison Kraus. Great tune for beginner finger picking. Requires a capo at the first fret

Song Difficulty: 3

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We Are Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

We Are Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

In this lesson we will learn this simple finger style tune using just 4 chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Let It Be by the Beatles

Let It Be by the Beatles

Let It Be is a relatively simple song to play along to. The original tune is mainly piano. We have transcribed a finger style version the requires just a few basic chords. You could also strum with a pick.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Blackbird by the Beatles

Blackbird by the Beatles

In this lesson we will be learning the classic acoustic guitar song Blackbird by Paul McCartney and the Beatles. This is a great fingerstyle style piece that is sure to impress. Blackbird chords are unique in that there are no full open chords used throughout the tune.  McCartney is specifically picking specific notes of implied chords creating a beautiful melodic piece.  Specifically the root note on E or A string and the B string are highlighted with an open G ringing throughout.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Romanza

Romanza

Romanza (Romance) is a standard classical tune in the key of E minor and E major. The piece has 2 parts, the first being in Em and then shifts to an E major section. There is no particular arrangement for this song. It is open to interpretation and being creative on your own. It has been performed many different ways by arranging the 2 parts. This is a complex classical style tune and I highly recommend studying Volume 12 on finger picking before attempting this piece.
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Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T's

Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T's

In this lesson I will teach how to play Hey There Delilah. Great tune for finger pickers.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Stairway To Heaven Part 1 by Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven Part 1 by Led Zeppelin

In this lesson we will learn the first couple parts of the epic "Stairway To Heaven". This song requires classical style finger picking. Please study volume 12 lessons on finger picking before attempting this tune.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Stairway To Heaven Part 2 by Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven Part 2 by Led Zeppelin

In this lesson we will study the remaining parts to Stairway To Heaven.

Song Difficulty: 7

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