Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn all the essentials you truly need to become a great fingerstyle player. Go from novice to accomplished intermediate level.

Not sure where to start with fingerpicking? Begin your fingerstyle adventure today and become the player you've always wanted to be.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar is a step-by-step, progressive fingerpicking course that will take you from total beginner, right up to accomplished intermediate level and beyond. 

Many people get off on the wrong foot with fingerstyle and create bad habits from the start that they just can't shake. Please, don't be that person!

If you're brand new to fingerpicking, or have been playing for a while but know you're technique could be better, then this course is for you. 

Here's just some of what the course will teach you:

1. All the essential fingerpicking techniques you'll ever need
2. How to use correct fingerings
3. Many fingerpicking patterns
4. Tons of useful chords
5. How to build speed
6. How to build strength and dexterity
7. How to play songs
8. How to alternate the bass strings
9. How to strum without using a pick
10. Strumming and picking at the same time
11. Muted technique
12. Many great-sounding chord progressions
13. Rhythm 
14. Fingerstyle blues
15. Solo fingerstyle playing 
16. Six Bonus lessons

And so much more...


  • Over 70 individual fingerstyle guitar lessons.
  • Over 2.5 hours worth of video tutorials.
And of course, each lessons comes with 100% accurate guitar tab to help guide you through.

Without a doubt, this course will set you up so you're able to play any fingerstyle song you want to. You'll gain great confidence in your abilities and be able to play things you never thought possible.

Each lesson is around 2 - 3 minutes long, with the longest coming in at 5 minutes. Everything has been explained in the simplest way possible with no complicated jargon. I fully understand the difficulties of fingerstyle guitar and so have broken each step down into manageable, bite-sized pieces.

The ideal student for this course is:

  • New to fingerstyle guitar and wants a detailed/accurate guide to get you playing really well, really fast.
  • Has a basic understanding of guitar (can play a few chords but not much else is enough to get you started).
  • Keen to practise regularly! As great as this course is, you won't get far without consistent practise.
This course has taken months upon months of hard work to bring to fruition, and I've made sure that it covers absolutely everything you really must know to become an accomplished player. I slaved away for hours on end thinking of every area of fingerstyle and how best to teach you the most vital lessons. Consequently, I believe that this is the most concise and easy to follow fingerpicking course for beginner's on the internet today.   

Having said that, if you do sign up and find that the course isn't right for you then please take full advantage of the thirty day money back guarantee. I really don't want your money if the course isn't right for you.

What others say:

Chris' course on Beginner's Fingerstyle Guitar is exceptional. I have been playing guitar for many years and have seen hundreds (maybe thousands) of online lessons over the years. The difference between the Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar course and much of the other content out on the web is how patient, methodical, and thorough Chris is as a teacher. Everything in his lessons is clearly illustrated both in the video as well as with tabs. Each lesson builds upon the previous lesson in a logical way that adds new challenges without being overwhelming. It is easy to see your progress and I feel like I have improved tremendously in only a couple of weeks. With all of the free content on the web I am usually unwilling to pay for material, but Chris' course is completely worth the money. If you don't believe me, check out a few songs from his Top 60 Fingerpicking Songs of All Time lessons. In these lessons he breaks down each song into multiple parts, provides tab, and clearly shows all the required chords and techniques to play the song. If you like the format of his free lessons then you will love the content of his courses. is a great website. Please support Chris so he can continue to turn out more amazing content.

-Philip Hirz

So what are you waiting for? There really is nothing to lose.

  • Worst case - you don't like the course and get a full refund.
  • Best case - you love the lessons, feel inspired to practice every day and amaze yourself at how fast you're learning!
I'll be there to help you along at any stage and I'm very happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Remember, there's nothing to lose with a 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

So it's time to become the fingerpicker you've always wanted to be and to start your fingerpicking adventure NOW!

Intended Audience: Beginners, Improvers

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar
Finger Selection
Right Hand Positioning
Complete Beginner Patterns (part 1)
Complete Beginner Patterns (part 2)
Adding Chords (part 1)
Adding Chords (part 2)
Chord Progressions 1/2/3/4/5/6
Chord Progressions 2
Building Speed (part 1)
Building Speed (part 2)
Alternating The Bass (Part 1)
Alternating The Bass (Part 2)
Alternating The Bass (Part 3)
Alternating The Bass (Part 4)
Alternating The Bass (Part 5)
Alternating The Bass (Part 6)
Alternating The Bass (Part 7)
Can you do me a small favour please?
Ten Exercises (Part 1)
Ten Exercises (Part 2)
Piano Style Picking
Alternating the Bass
Index and Middle
Mix It Up!
Need Help?
Palm Muting (Essential Technique)
The Guitar is the Band
The Melody
Adding the Chords/Bass
Alternating the Bass
Advancing the Bass
Filling Space (Rhythm)
Leaving Space
Testimonials mean a lot
Strumming with your Thumb
Using your Finger as the Pick
Down with Fingers, Up with Thumb
Pick & Strum
Pick & Strum (Alternating Bass)
Fingerpick Like Paul McCartney
Classical Technique
Picking Across Strings
Thumb and First
Fingerpicking Freedom
Picking to Strumming
Strumming and Picking/Alternating the Bass
The Quick Strum
Adding a Melody
Fingerstyle Blues (Intro)
Fingerstyle Blues (The Chords)
Fingerstyle Blues (Twelve Bar Progression)
Fingerstyle Blues (Outlining Bass Notes)
Fingerstyle Blues (Minor Pentatonic)
Fingerstyle Blues (Example 1)
Fingerstyle Blues (Example 2)
Fingerstyle Blues (Blues Scale)
Fingerstyle Blues (Example 3)
Fingerstyle Blues (E7 Arpeggio)
Fingerstyle Blues (A7 Arpeggio)
Fingerstyle Blues (B7 Arpeggio)
Fingerstyle Blues (Example 4)
Don't stress about speed
Dust in the Wind
Dust in the Wind (Chords)
Dust in the Wind (Picking Pattern)
Freight Train (Part 1)
Freight Train (Part 2)
Every Breath You Take (Part 1)
Every Breath You Take (Part 2)
Bonus material
Easy C Major Progression
Easy D Major Progression
Easy A Minor Progression
Intermediate G Major Progression
Move the Bass
Adding a Melody

What's included

  • 78 Video Lessons
  • 13 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Six String Fingerpicking


Hello, I'm Chris.

I'm an acoustic guitarist/professional music teacher, welcome to my fingerstyle guitar school. The courses I've created are for people that are brand new to fingerpicking or players that want to advance their technique. These courses will allow you to play any fingerpicking song with the correct fingering. Ultimately, I want to help you become the fingerstyle guitarist you've always wanted to be!