Fingerstyle style


trungnguyen.titi94
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07/08/2015 1:33 pm
Why there is no Fingerstyle on the style list since this is the most popular and requested guitar style out there ?
I understand that Fingerstyle includes a lot of skills and techniques from both Classical and Acoustic style. But it could be great if i (and a lot of other members) can see fingerstyle as a single categories. Thanks
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ChristopherSchlegel
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07/08/2015 2:37 pm
Originally Posted by: trungnguyen.titi94Why there is no Fingerstyle on the style list since this is the most popular and requested guitar style out there ?[/quote]
Because fingerstyle is more of technique than a genre.

Fingerstyle technique is used to play virtually every genre of music: blues, country, jazz, pop-rock. And of course as you mention classical style is virtually all fingerstyle playing. Further, each genre uses fingerstyle technique in overlapping, but slightly different ways.

For example, fingerstyle in blues.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2002
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=975
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=274

For example, fingerstyle in country.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=847
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=810

For example, fingerstyle in jazz.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=644
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=759
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=149

For example, fingerstyle in pop-rock.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=858
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1981
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1847

I think you'll find most of the Acoustic style songs & tutorials focus on fingerstyle technique. Except for the ones that use strumming! :)

https://www.guitartricks.com/style.php?input=acoustic
[QUOTE=trungnguyen.titi94]
But it could be great if i (and a lot of other members) can see fingerstyle as a single categories. Thanks

This is a great suggestion! Perhaps any song or tutorial containing fingerstyle playing could have a keyword tag. Thanks!
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07/21/2015 2:13 pm
I am a bit struggle right now. I had finished Guitar Fundamentals 1 +2 and Fingerpicking Tutorial by Lisa and i have no idea where to go from that, i spend a lot of time practicing and learn songs from the internet (with tabs) at the moment. My goal is to solo some of my favorite songs (Pop and R&B) and also understand how the song is built up. Should i start Classical Guitar style tutorial from you now ? i think there is no way i could solo and write my music without study Classical Guitar ? Thank you.
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07/21/2015 5:58 pm
Originally Posted by: trungnguyen.titi94I am a bit struggle right now. I had finished Guitar Fundamentals 1 +2 and Fingerpicking Tutorial by Lisa and i have no idea where to go from that, i spend a lot of time practicing and learn songs from the internet (with tabs) at the moment. My goal is to solo some of my favorite songs (Pop and R&B) and also understand how the song is built up. Should i start Classical Guitar style tutorial from you now ? i think there is no way i could solo and write my music without study Classical Guitar ? Thank you.


If you're focusing on Pop or R&B I'd advise starting with the Blues courses, then perhaps follow up with the rock courses as well.

Blues Style: Level I: https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=blues1
Rock Style: Level I: https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=rock1
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ChristopherSchlegel
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07/21/2015 7:27 pm
Originally Posted by: trungnguyen.titi94My goal is to solo some of my favorite songs (Pop and R&B) and also understand how the song is built up.
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Do you mean to play chord melody arrangements? What songs? Some songs are suited to doing solo chord melody arrangements, while others are not.
[QUOTE=trungnguyen.titi94]Should i start Classical Guitar style tutorial from you now ? i think there is no way i could solo and write my music without study Classical Guitar ?

Classical will give you unparalleled insight into how music works. But if you are still in the beginner stages of technique you would do well to also work through Lisa's fingerpicking tutorials. They will give you important technique building skills to practice.

Also, it is beyond the skill set of a beginner, but if chord melody is what you are after, then jazz is an important genre to consider as well!

Best of success!
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