#1
I just finished learning blackbird by the beatles, could anyone recommend me another fingerpicking song that is at the same difficulty level or slightly harder than blackbird thanks.

And does anyone think blackbird is a hard song to play ( trying to judge my skills) lol
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#2
"Blackbird" is actually one of the easier fingerpicked songs to play. The way to play the song accurately is just to use two fingers. Using just two fingers for finger-picking isn't exactly hard to do.

Try some of John's finger-picked Beatles songs. "Dear Prudence" or "Julia" are the one's to master. It is a particular style of finger picking on these songs - it's called Travis picking - and it will take you about two months to master it. But let me tell you, once you get it down, you will sound like a pro and everytime you pick up a guitar you will automatically start Travis picking away.

Why not take a minute or two to learn the pattern and just practice it five minutes here, five minutes there. It is sooooo worth the effort to learn. Guitarists should always learn new techniques and this Travis picking is one of the best.
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#6
How about Tears in Heaven by Clapton? I know, I know, but it's a great song, and isn't that hard.

Blackbird is not hard, really, but if you can play it and are satisfied, then that's what's important. What's hard to some might not be hard to others, y'know?
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"Blackbird" is actually one of the easier fingerpicked songs to play. The way to play the song accurately is just to use two fingers. Using just two fingers for finger-picking isn't exactly hard to do.

Try some of John's finger-picked Beatles songs. "Dear Prudence" or "Julia" are the one's to master. It is a particular style of finger picking on these songs - it's called Travis picking - and it will take you about two months to master it. But let me tell you, once you get it down, you will sound like a pro and everytime you pick up a guitar you will automatically start Travis picking away.

Why not take a minute or two to learn the pattern and just practice it five minutes here, five minutes there. It is sooooo worth the effort to learn. Guitarists should always learn new techniques and this Travis picking is one of the best.


thanks, i already have mastered travis picking with songs like road trippen by the rhcp and blackbird. EDIT: and i know john was the better guitar player
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thanks, i already have mastered travis picking

Cool. Then give "Dear Prudence" a try. The intro to that song (starting down at the fourteenth fret and working your way up to an open D chord) is incredible to play using the correct Travis picking technique. Then the song is mostly a D chord with a moving bass line. Real easy song to play (once you have Travis picking down), but still a song that sounds fantastic (and people who don't know what you are doing will think you are a master guitarist).