In honor of Brooks Robertson’s Fingerstyle Survival Guide that was just released, we wanted to give you some extra practice to become masters of the fingerstyle technique.
Fingerstyle guitar can produce rich, deep arrangements since you’re able to simultaneously produce a melody, bass, and harmonic accompaniment. The twelve songs below are some of the most notable uses of fingerstyle technique, and follow patterns that can provide a solid foundation moving into more advanced pieces.
If you haven’t already grabbed your copy of Fingerstyle Survival Guide, pick it up here.
1. Julia – The Beatles
2. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
Guitar Tabs for “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
3. Blackbird – The Beatles
4. Dust In The Wind – Kansas
Guitar Tabs for “Dust in the Wind”
5. Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Guitar Tabs for “Road Trippin'”
6. April She Will Come – Simon & Garfunkel
Guitar Tabs for “April She Will Come”
7. Cannonball Rag – Merle Travis
Guitar Tabs for “Cannonball Rag”
8. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Guitar Tabs for “Wherever You Will Go”
9. Zeplike – Slightly Stoopid
10. Black Water – Doobie Brothers
Guitar Tabs for “Black Water”
12. Dear Prudence – Beatles
Guitar Tabs for “Dear Prudence”
Now you have some great songs to help get you over the hump and master those patterns. If you need help from a world-class instructor, then don’t forget to check out Brooks Robertson’s Fingerstyle Survival Guide.