Folk Fingerstyle

In this Folk Fingerstyle Module I hope to give you all the tools you need to go forth and explore fingerstyle guitar (using fingers to pick out notes individually rather than strumming with a pick). It's based on Folk style songs and patterns but they apply across many related styles and is a great foundation for anyone that wants to get into finger picking in any style.

We'll be mostly working on fingerpicking patterns, technique and bass note movement but also how to add in notes within chords to bring a melody out, which is great fun and a very deep well to explore!

I gotta admit I'm a bit of a folky at heart. Some of my favourite musicians are folk style artists: Neil Young, James Taylor, Bob Dylan - I guess the honest nature of songs resonate with me but I also love the physical playing of the style too - it's both simple and complex at the same time. The melodies are often simple but have a bed of complex fingerstyle patterns behind them. I'm sure you'll enjoy playing them too!