#1
So I've been playing fingerstyle for just about 3 years now and while I believe I'm doing very well for that (short) period of time, im just having trouble finding songs that both suit my level and that interest and motivate me. Probably the issue is just that I don't know where to look, but if you have any suggestions I'd absolutely love to hear them thanks!
#2
What kind of music do you like?

I'd suggest music, obviously, written by performers who were competent guitar players. John Denver, for example, was a good player and his songs emphasize simple yet elegant guitar work (no, not a big John Denver fan, but he had a few great tunes). Peter, Paul, and Mary were a folk group in the 50's/60's that had a great fingerstyle guitar player in Paul Stookey.

Whatever you pick just make sure it's something you enjoy!
#4
Quote by Tony Done
If you like traditional acoustic blues, listen to John Hurt. What he plays isn't that difficult if you can do alternating bass, but he has killer technique. I was battling with his style and touch after about three years of playing, and it has served me well.


Dave van Ronk was a fine blues and finger-style player, and there's a huge discography out there.
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#5
justinguitar.com has a ton of acoustic video lessons and song lessions for all levels.
#6
There's a number of fingerstyle specialists on YouTube who arrange songs into fingerstyle versions. But if you want to have some real fun and a challenge, try composing one of your favourite songs for fingerstyle with the melody line built in.

I just started one myself. But it's hard as I'm still very new to it (only 1yr in). Great fun though.
#7
Quote by gweddle.nz
There's a number of fingerstyle specialists on YouTube who arrange songs into fingerstyle versions. But if you want to have some real fun and a challenge, try composing one of your favourite songs for fingerstyle with the melody line built in.

I just started one myself. But it's hard as I'm still very new to it (only 1yr in). Great fun though.


You can do this for any song you like also.

OP, You can choose your own difficulty when learning a song you like. From basic chord shapes, just arpeggiating them, to something more complex. if you need to dumb it down a little, that's cool. You could come back to it later.

Fingerstyle is relatively broad as well. You could look at some techniques you might want to learn, and just play a simple progression using those and make it your own.

I don't actually know any set pieces that are not arrangements I've made of some songs I like.
Last edited by fingrpikingood at Aug 10, 2015,