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milk_can
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#1
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.
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i fingerpick pretty much any* arpeggio, but thats just easier for me
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#6
nothing else matters-metallica
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#9
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?
what
weedmasta76
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#11
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
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#12
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?
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TeenWolf
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#13
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant

Elton John - Your Song (check guitarnoise.com)

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

Loggins and Messina - House at Pooh Corner
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#14
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.
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#15
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.
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clockworkorange
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#16
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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

whatever
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#17
Originally posted by Gutch220
Road Trippin- RHCP

One of my favorite songs.

Also: Blackbird - The Beatles.
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#18
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.
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#20
Creed - One Last Breath. I can't believe no one has said that yet!
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#21
led zep-stairway to heaven (intro), RHCP- my friends, jack johnson-taylor
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#22
"Dust In the Wind" - Kansas

You can fingerpick the piano part for "Brick" by Ben Folds Five.

Fingerpicking "Good Riddance (Time of your Life)" by Green Day helps too.

The more patterns you can teach your fingers, the better
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#23
yes, he does simple man


He? Lynyrd Skynyrd is a band.

But anyway, I would second Nothing Else Matters and Dust in the Wind. Classical Gas is a good one too, but it's a bit more difficult that the others. Actually, I have more trouble playing Blackbird that I do Classical Gas...
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#24
Brain Damage sounds good on an acoustic fingerpicked. Acoustic version of Love Of My Life by Queen is good. I know people are going to laugh, but Unbreak My Heart is good for fingers.
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#25
Pretty much any Nirvana song off of Unplugged, Nothing Else Matters, the acoustic verse of Fade to Black (its a little tricky at first) by Metallica...Californication, I guess...
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#26
Originally posted by Zeppelin256
He? Lynyrd Skynyrd is a band.


Nuh uh, my high school gym teacher was named "Lynyrd Skynyrd"
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#27
Originally posted by Russ_Newf
Blackbird- Beatles


That's a really good one.
I also really like "Streets Of London" - Ralph McTell, which is a really good to fingerpick (if you have the right tab)
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#28
Nuh uh, my high school gym teacher was named "Lynyrd Skynyrd"


I guess I stand corrected...
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#29
k, everyone is naming picking songs, not finger picking songs.

Classical Gas, Road Tripping, Babe I'm gonna leave you, Dust in the wind, Blackbird, Under the bridge, I should've lied, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Landslide. That is all that I can think of off of the top of my head.
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#30
kansas-dust in the wind
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#31
Originally posted by TeenWolf
Nuh uh, my high school gym teacher was named "Lynyrd Skynyrd"


Didn't he spell it more like "Lenard Skinard"? Then you changed it to protect him from identity theft or sumthin?

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#33
Originally posted by TeenWolf
Nuh uh, my high school gym teacher was named "Lynyrd Skynyrd"


Haha, you're sigged TeenWolf.
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#34
The White Pass Trail by Laurence Juber is a great song. It's in DADGAD tuning and some parts are fast, but it's really fun to play.
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#35
Bron-y-aur stomp, Babe im gunna leave you, Road trippin, Black bird.....erm Malaguena (??) both versions I suppose.
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#36
Blackbird-beatles and Dust in the wind-Kansas
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#37
Originally posted by Zeppelin256
He? Lynyrd Skynyrd is a band.

But anyway, I would second Nothing Else Matters and Dust in the Wind. Classical Gas is a good one too, but it's a bit more difficult that the others. Actually, I have more trouble playing Blackbird that I do Classical Gas...



thank you..
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#38
yeah classical gas is much easier than blackbird i think. classical gas is generally thought to be much harder than it is. i guess it's because it sounds so great. just because something sounds amazing doesn't mean it's hard! classical gas sounds amazing when played well and it's really not that hard once you get the patterns down.

and also, someone mentioned landslide which is a GREAT reccomendation, i can't believe i left that out of my original post. landslide is a fantastic song!
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#39
^ya, crazy simple, but you need a Capo to play it properly.
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#40
Originally posted by Mace_37
k, everyone is naming picking songs, not finger picking songs.

Babe I'm gonna leave you, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp


I didn't know Babe I'm Gonna Leave You was fingerpicked. To my knowledge it isn't. But I might be mistaken.

And I'm almost positive that Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is hybrid picking. Meaning he uses his pick and his middle, ring, and pinky. That's how I play it at least.

A good fingerpicking song is Bron-Y-Aur.
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