#1
Okay, so basicly.. I want to improve my playing abit as I'm getting bored of just strumming chords. I want a bit of a melody too I guess. & I've listened to loads of fingerpicking songs & they all sound brilliant (I could literally sit there listening to a guitarist finger pick for hours on end). So I want to learn this talent for myself. I've tried some songs myself & can play them quite good (slower than the originals tho) like Sexy Love by Ne-yo.

So my question. What are some beginner fingerpicking songs? For straight out beginners who want to learn fingerpicking. I wanna start from the basics rather than rush in you see. Also, can you recommend me well known fingerpicking songs? (Even if its not originally fingerpicking, but there is a fingerpicking version). Thanks.
#2
The Bard's Song
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#3
Try "Blackbird" and "Yesterday" by the Beatles. They're pretty easy.

Oh, and "Road trippin" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's a little fast, but the chords are simple.
#4
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
Angeles - Elliott Smith
#5
Stairway to Heaven? It was my first one. Also, I second Blackbird by the Beatles. I love that song.
#6
Everything thats been said so far.

I'd like to point out this has been done multiple times with the exact same thread title and the same answers were given. Just sayin'
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#8
Fade to Black was my first fingerpicked song, its quite easy
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#9
Windy and Warm, Chet Atkins
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#10
Well I bought a beginnner finger picking book that has tons of nice melodies. But as a beginner song just to get you used to it and for starters, I say start with "Dust In the Wind". Really easy, but you have to start somewhere.
#11
landslide-fleetwood mac
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