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Acoustic Fingerstyle Level 3

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Complete the epic journey

Welcome to our Acoustic Fingerstyle Level 3 course! Thomas is back to take you on the final leg of our epic journey to fingerstyle greatness. With the completion of Level 1 & 2 you will have the core concepts truly under your belt, and this course is where we really start to dive into the fun stuff! Travis picking, chord melody, groove, going beyond the basic chords and so much more.

Acoustic fingerstyle is like playing piano on the guitar. This is far more expansive!

Thomas McConville

View the guitar as more than just scales, solos and powerchords

Our fantastic tutor Thomas has spent a guitar playing lifetime honing his acoustic fingerstyle sills, and in this series he has been taking you through from foundations to more intermediate techniques. This course takes those ideas to the top level, encouraging a broader view of the instrument beyond scales and chords. Inspired by John Mayer and Tommy Emmanuel's fingerstyle mastery, we demonstrate how the guitar's potential is limitless! This course condenses Thomas' lifelong journey, to accelerate your learning, refine the techniques we covered in previous courses, and foster musical freedom. Thomas also introduces some new concepts like legato, Travis picking, and creative experimentation, giving you full freedom of expression on the acoustic guitar!


20 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

This course includes the following 4 units:

Unit 1

Chord Breakout

We're working with the CAGED chord positions to show you how to start breaking out of the first 3 or 4 frets of the guitar and create a far more expansive fingerstyle piece!

Lesson 1Big To Little Chords

Lesson 2Section A

Lesson 3Section B

Lesson 4Section C

Lesson 5All Together Now!

Unit 2

Celtic King

It unit 2 we're taking a big swing to a completely different style, with an overarching aim to massively improve your legato playing.

Lesson 1Section A

Lesson 2Section B

Lesson 3The Scales!

Lesson 4Section C

Lesson 5All Together!

Unit 3

Travis Picking

In unit 3 we start a slightly new quest... Travis picking! You are now in a position to take on this very common style, made famous by Merle Travis.

Lesson 1Travis Picking

Lesson 2Level 1 Loop

Lesson 3Level 2 Loop

Lesson 4Level 3 Loop

Lesson 5All Together!

Unit 4

Ode To Tommy

In this unit we put everything that we've learnt together in an "Ode to Tommy" referring of course to Tommy Emmanuel.

Lesson 1Section A

Lesson 2Section A2

Lesson 3Section B

Lesson 4Section A

Lesson 5All Together

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