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milk_can 07-28-2005 01:22 PM

Good Finger Picking Tunes
I'm seriously trying to improve my fingerpicking technique, which songs are good to practice fingerpicking with? I'll try to down load some mp3s or something. Oh, what are some good fingerpicking drills to work on, normally i just hold down a chord and pick in a pattern but now i want to pick more melodic and sound more musical. Thanks.

Gutch220 07-28-2005 01:26 PM

Road Trippin- RHCP

Russ_Newf 07-28-2005 01:27 PM

Dont Think Twice Its Alright- Bob Dylan
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
Blackbird- Beatles

bigj78 07-28-2005 01:32 PM

i fingerpick pretty much any* arpeggio, but thats just easier for me

Mental Hop 07-28-2005 01:34 PM

Mystery Train

metalicarules24 07-28-2005 01:36 PM

nothing else matters-metallica

gamester714 07-28-2005 01:37 PM

tesla, love song

dre-0 07-28-2005 01:44 PM

A perfect Circle-3 Libras

IamJonsCranium 07-28-2005 01:46 PM

broken - seether.

hunger strike - temple of the dog.

most any 3 doors down.

simple man - damn i forget the origional, not into the classics much, but shinedown redid it?

who did simple man?

loonyguitarist 07-28-2005 01:52 PM

Lynyrd Skynyrd?

weedmasta76 07-28-2005 02:00 PM

loggins and messina- love song and danny's song.
if you can master the finger picking on these songs you're good to go... oldie but goodie.

milk_can 07-28-2005 02:20 PM

hmmm, most of these tunes i haven't heard of. But thanks a lot, guys, i'll try to download some of these tunes and learn them. Oh what are some good ways to work on Fingerpicking? How do YOU practice?

TeenWolf 07-28-2005 02:26 PM

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant

Elton John - Your Song (check

G. Love - Gimme Some Lovin' (wish I could play this)

Loggins and Messina - House at Pooh Corner

TeenWolf 07-28-2005 02:27 PM

I've never tried fingerpicking exercises...IMO, they're kind of pointless. I'd rather skip the middle man and just start practicing the actual song.

IamJonsCranium 07-28-2005 02:29 PM

Originally posted by loonyguitarist
Lynyrd Skynyrd?

yes, he does simple man

i practice by just learning songs. seems to be the best way to me.

clockworkorange 07-28-2005 02:53 PM


clapton-hey hey and zeppelin- going to california
will both REALLY improve your technique because they both have bass lines with the thumb and insane fingerpicking with your other fingers.
good stuff, takes a while to get used to


Pi_Guitar 07-28-2005 04:06 PM

Originally posted by Gutch220
Road Trippin- RHCP

:cheers: One of my favorite songs.

Also: Blackbird - The Beatles.

jimtaka 07-29-2005 01:50 AM

haha is it really possible that no one has said classical gas yet? amazing! but yeah classical gas (mason williams) and blackbird (the beatles) and dust in the wind (kansas) are my favorite fingerpickin songs. oh and also it was indeed lynyrd skynyrd who did the original simple man, but beware because there's also a completely different song by charlie daniel's band also called simple man. you don't want to download that looking for fingerpicking.

boxcarblink41 07-29-2005 03:13 AM

First day of my life - Bright eyes.

Great song.

TeenBite 07-29-2005 05:16 AM

Creed - One Last Breath. I can't believe no one has said that yet!

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