beginner fingerpicking songs?


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02-05-2006, 01:48 PM
okay i completely suck at fingerpicking so anyone know any songs that sound not that bad that are relatively easy for a beginner at finger picking?

(by beginner i mean I can play nothing else matters and part of blackbird..

thx in advance

02-05-2006, 01:58 PM
try "Dust in the wind" by's a little fast but if you learn to play it slow and gradually speed up it's not that hard.

02-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Stairway To Heaven intro.

02-05-2006, 01:59 PM
new american classic by taking back sunday its pretty slow

02-05-2006, 01:59 PM
tears in heaven... with a bit of practice it should be relatively easy

02-05-2006, 02:00 PM
Scar Tissue by RHCP.

02-05-2006, 02:20 PM
good suggestions guys i'll check em out =P keep em coming plz

02-05-2006, 02:23 PM
oh ****

not scar tissue- i meant road trippin'

*smacks self with sledgehammer*


02-05-2006, 02:40 PM
Learn the rest of Blackbird by the Beatles- its pretty easy. That was my first fingerpick song. Later try learning The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young. Its a bit harder, and will help you progress better.

If all else fails, just make up a pattern and fingerpick the chord progression to any song.

02-05-2006, 03:50 PM
lol good ideas here =P

02-05-2006, 08:22 PM
Learn "We are going to be friends" by The White Stripes- Look up anything by Iron and Wine, almost all of it is fingerpicking.

conor c
04-12-2010, 11:42 AM
wel all1!could anyone give me any good beginners tabs for fingerpicking,im lost!?

04-12-2010, 02:38 PM
+1 on Dust in the Wind and Stairway

04-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Hey there Delilah by Plain White T's is a good one, I'm a beginner too and that is the first song I learned

04-13-2010, 10:58 AM
Spanish Romance.

Really easy for the first few bars (like intro to Nothing...) which lets you get into the fingerpicking pattern which doesn' t really change thereafter.

A few interesting stretches,I have little hands, and some barre shapes that I was new to but nothing too difficult.

Sounds good even when played slow.

04-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Think this is another staple fingerpicking song, quite easy, simple chord shapes and only slight variation in the finger picking pattern.