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

Guitar Tabs for “Julia”

2. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan

Guitar Tabs for “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”

3. Blackbird – The Beatles

Guitar Tabs for “Blackbird”

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

Guitar Tabs for “Zeplike”

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.