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aaron13
09-19-2005, 09:04 PM
what are some easy finger picking songs to practice i need to learn some so i can work my way up to being able to play one last breath by creed thanx

ohspyro89
09-19-2005, 09:06 PM
One last breath by creed isnt really finger picking.

But anyway, try

Black bird
Silent Lucidity
Solitude
Stairway to heaven

Those are fiarly easy "fingerpicking" songs.

Just be sure you know your hammer ons and pull offs with creed....

Cadd99
09-19-2005, 09:07 PM
Kansas' "Dust In The Wind" is the first song I ever learned to fingerpick. Took me a few hours to get it down right and from then on I could fingerpick anything.

TXBlues
09-19-2005, 09:14 PM
"Early Morning Rain" by Peter Paul and Mary is one of the most beautiful fingerpicking songs I've heard. If you can listen to country, Robert Earl Keen's "Mariano" and Feelin Good Again," and Cory Morrow's "Just Along For the Ride" are certainly worth checking out. From there you can work down to Creed. The first guy is right, though. Creed doesn't know **** about fingerstyle. Or anything else, for that matter.:bonk:

Unseen_hero
09-19-2005, 09:20 PM
'traffic in the sky' by jack johnson is a good starter-- consistent picking progression and 5 different chords i think.

for speed try the intro to "my name is jonas" by weezer.. once again basic chord shapes but faster speed.

if you get really good-- try some nick drake on for size.

stringmagician
09-19-2005, 09:22 PM
do my name is jonas, weezer and tears in heaven, clapton


P.S. stairway is fingerpicked? i always used a pick

les_paul_01
09-20-2005, 03:04 AM
yeh stairway can be fingerpicked. however page plays it hybrid picking.

suck-my-kiss
09-20-2005, 03:38 AM
i have found jack johnsons new album- in between dreams...has got some great tunes u can finger pick to and they are all surprisingly easy!

scroungemonkeys
09-20-2005, 07:03 AM
do this exercise


with your thumb on your right hand
E--------
B--------
G--------
D---2---2-
A-3-------
E-----3---

with your second and first fingers on your right hand
E-------
B-1--1-
G---0--0
D-------
A-------
E-------

put them together
E----------------
B----1-------1---
G--------0-------0
D------2-------2-
A--3-------------
E----------3-----


that is a basic bluegrass style to unretardate your fingers...start slow and speed it up...
also learn slower things with your fingers instead of a pick (intro to one-metallica)

then throw in Jim croche's time in a bottle

:cheers:

ape_lord
09-20-2005, 09:13 AM
try house of the rising sun that is a pretty easy finger picker!!

Strummin4him
09-20-2005, 10:01 AM
Smile Empty Soul- I Want My Life

pickledyam
09-20-2005, 07:23 PM
originally posted by ape_lord:try house of the rising sun that is a pretty easy finger picker!!

since when is there any finger picking in house of the rising sun?


o and as an easy finger picking song do babe i'm gonna leave you.

that my jam!

Bryan52803
09-20-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by TXBlues
The first guy is right, though. Creed doesn't know **** about fingerstyle. Or anything else, for that matter.:bonk:

Really? Is that why Mark Tremonti is considered one of the best modern rock guitarists? wierd...

SethMegadefan
09-20-2005, 10:08 PM
Try the Romanza. Here's (http://www.classtab.org/zanroman.txt) a good tab for it.