#1
I want to learn finger picking and ease into learning Sultans of Swing because that is such a good song but I can barely finger pick and he plays the whole song finger picking and solos with fingers too. So what songs ease people into becoming good finger pickers?
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#3
John Mayer.
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#4
try the opening riff from Amos Moses by Jerry Reed

actually most jerry reed stuff is great finger pickin
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#6
Bach's Bourree!

That'll throw you right over odd and awkward fingerings.
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#7
i'm a big fan of finger picking. A couple of months ago i actually threw my pick because of how ackward and useless it was. Since i've been doing little other than finger picking. You'd be surprised, anything you can do with a pick you can do with your fingers... although some of the technique isn't easy... or practical... but for some it's much easier. Really just take any songs and don't use your pick, and start throwing fingers in where it makes sense. it's not easy at first but after a while it becomes second nature.
#8
That is a really helpful suggestion ^-^. I'm going to try that. Thanks
#11
Dee by Randy Rhoads.

The first fingerpicking song I learnt was I Love My Parents by Buckethead, it's really easy and can get you into the hang of it.
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#12
2 Die 4, by John 5.
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#14
Nothing Else matters is a good song for working on fingerpicking
imo its doesnt sound as good played with a pick.
#15
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica is always awesome.

Alot of Big Sugar stuff is fingerpicked if you're into them, but whatever


Im not sure how many songs Randy Rhoads actually finger-picked in but i would think he did it in Goodbye to Romance, Revelation/Mother Earth, Dee and Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne.
#16
I would recommend Opeth, that's how I'm learning fingerpicking.
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#17
Blackbird by the Beatles is one of the easiest fingerpicking songs.

Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin is also relatively easy, and sounds beautiful on a nice acoustic.

You could also try Dust in the Wind by Kansas

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#18
If I'm not mistaken, Tears in Heaven is a fingerpicking song, and it's also fairly easy.
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#19
Wonderful Tonight by Clapton is a good one for singing and fingerpicking at the same time.
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#20
truth is you can finger pick just about anything. You can even shred, i've seen people do it. Just takes practice. Just find a song your comftable playing and start trying to finger-pick it for a change.
#21
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Blackbird by the Beatles is one of the easiest fingerpicking songs.

Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin is also relatively easy, and sounds beautiful on a nice acoustic.

You could also try Dust in the Wind by Kansas


bastard i was going to say Dust in the Wind. but yes definately try playing dust in the wind or playing any classical music
#22
Tommy Emmanuel will take forever to learn but once you have his style down, you're sorted fingerpicking wise :P
#23
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Tommy Emmanuel will take forever to learn but once you have his style down, you're sorted fingerpicking wise :P


If you want to go that route he might as well start out with Jerry's Breakdown by Jerry Reed

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#25
Id go with Nothing else matters by metallica, rather nice piece

Tears in Heaven by clapton is another, probably a bit easier on your picking hand
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#28
Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac, its not really as hard as it sounds, but i suppose i may have cut some corners but to me it sounds good the way i play it and its as i said fairly simple
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#31
one last breath - creed
nothing else matters- metallica
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#32
Blackbird by The Beatles
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