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advanced fingerpicking songsseeing as how we're all looking for 'em

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#121 GaryNull

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:21 PM

The Steve Howe peices are fun (but hard) to play.
You have to use the hybrid picking - using a pick and index and ring fingers.
I think I have about 7 down now.

If I ever get a decent acoustic guitar that is playable, then
maybe I would be able to actually play them.

#122 stela

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:15 AM

Fleetwood Mac's live acoustic version of Big Love... good stuff

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

I learned Angeles from the CD (eBay! <3) by ear in a few hours :) Looking for harder stuff that isn't classical!
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Kinda surprised I haven't seen any Chet Atkins on this list. That guy is simply amazing.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

:smile: Looking for harder stuff that isn't classical!

I found this one pretty challenging...


After I worked it out (more or less) this is what I came up with...


(I then also played a "skeleton" of the tune more slowly and listed the chords and chord-frags as I more or less determined them to be in the "Lyrics" section to make it a bit easier for someone to work with.)

There's a little more information on the tune inside this past topic...


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#126 grolliver

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Hey, is there any way I could get a hold of the tab for "Stagefright" by Dave Evans? That'd be great. Thanks!

#127 ashleyjohn

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:10 AM


The song doesnt HAVE to be fingerpicked, I dont think page even finger picked it...I think he used a pick/

he didn't use a pick. but it sounds wonderful fingerpicked.


It really does laugh.gif

This one is awesome... :yes:

#128 rorytheroarasaur

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

How's "Boy With A Coin" by Iron and Wine? He has plenty of fingerpicking songs, but I think this one is among his harder ones. It's also pretty cool sounding  :guitar:‚Äč 

#129 HendrickReus

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

I think bluegrass and country songs are the best finger picking songs, especially songs like Demons by Greensky Bluegrass. Do you guys think my song would sound alright on the acoustic? I've been thinking about doing an acoustic version but I'm not sure yet! 


#130 GBrown

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

Agree with Gary Null - Steve Howe pieces are very good to learn. Bert Jansch also has some tracks well worth learning. Check 'Peregrinations' and 'One For Jo'. 


Hendrick - yes this track could work if you use the main riff as the bass part and add some melodic colouring. It has potential. How is your picking technique?

#131 bhakti

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:12 PM

There's some great video's on YouTube of this "Guy" to see how its all done, but take a listen here too - http://guybuttery.bandcamp.com

Definitely some interesting tunings and techniques to check out.

#132 guitarriffz

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

I saw a great version of Thriller for fingerstyle on youtube.  I think the guy was russian

#133 rcandro

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

The list is very long but I think we can add to it:

"Las abejas" and "La catedral" - Agustin Barrios

"Desvairada" - Garoto (Brazilian composer)

"12 studies" - Villa Lobos

"Loro" - Egberto gismonti (performer: Paulo Martelli, arranged by Daniel wolf)

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:22 AM


Yeah, "Yesterday - The Beatles" is a great song for the beginner guitarist because I am also learning that song too.


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