Why Fingerstyle Guitar Is Awesome

There is something awesome about fingerstyle guitar. For me, the power and beauty of this style lies in the fact that it is largely a solo-guitar genre. Many fingerstyle pieces are designed to be played by one guitarist only. Although it is often referred to as ‘Classical Guitar’, I think this name sells it short and connotes a style that is old and boring. In reality, classical guitar is simply about playing pieces of music, by yourself, using your fingers. There's nothing boring about that! … [Read more...]

Learn Fingerpicking With The Help Of A 19th Century Italian Guitarist

If you've never used the fingerstyle technique before, you're missing out. A lot of guitarists decide early on when learning, whether they'll be a 'picking guitarist' or a 'fingerpicking guitarist'. The truth is, you don't have to limit yourself to one or the other. Both techniques have unique benefits and advantages and you can easily develop both of them at the same time. Pick Vs Fingerpicking? So what is fingerpicking? Well firstly, most guitarists play the guitar by using a pick. It's pretty simple - the right hand (assuming we're talking about a right-handed guitarist) holds a pick and … [Read more...]