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This is a group for fingerstyle players of all types, from Hedges disciples to Chet channelers.

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Comment by Phil Manuel on April 27, 2012 at 2:43pm

@Mark and @FloridaGull,

Yeah, "Dust In the Wind" and "Landslide" were must learns back when they came out.  Also, "Mood For A Day" - now that one was a whole lot more difficult.

Indeed, where does the time go?  Seems like only yesterday, I was listening to an AM Radio with my cousins in the front yard listening to "a new release by the Four Seasons called 'Sherry'"!

Comment by Mark Baker on April 27, 2012 at 12:37pm

Dust in the Wind was my first fingerpicking song, too - maybe not the best choice for a first try because of the speed, though.  I have the song down for the most part, but I'm still trying to work it up to full speed.  Guitar Tricks has a tutorial on it that helped a lot.

Comment by FloridaGull on April 27, 2012 at 12:15pm

I started learning "Landslide" a little bit ago - capo 3rd fret - very nice fingerstyle tune...


"Dust in the Wind" was my first fingerpicking song - in 1981...alas...where did the time go?

Comment by Mark Baker on April 27, 2012 at 12:12pm

Thanks, Phil.  I've been working on learning a couple of fingerstyle songs - Dust in the Wind and Stevie Nicks' Landslide.  I'm also interested in fingerstyle blues.  I'll have a look at the resources you mentioned.

Comment by Phil Manuel on April 27, 2012 at 11:49am

@Mark,  now the Homespun site has a lot of fingerstyle type instructional material.  Since fingerstyle encompasses a wide variety of music styles, which style are you most interested?  I love the styles 'fathered' by the Rev. Gary Davis, and carried on by so many from the sixties.  Jorma Kaukonen, Ernie Hawkins, Stefan Grossman, and Dave Van Ronk are a few that have some really good teaching resources available.  Currently, the one I visit most often is Jorma's "BreakDownWay", which has Jorma and others showing how they play a selction of tunes.  The site is not a beginner site, but I think you can always get something out of listening and watching a more experienced player.  The vids are available seperately for a reasonable price.  There are no tabs, but I find most of the vids have good coverage and explaination of what is being done.

I found a lot of good tips and pointers on youtube, just search for your favorite artist and add the word 'tutorial', you'll get a lot of hits to explore.


Comment by Mark Baker on April 27, 2012 at 10:22am

Hello, everyone.  I'm new here, and a relative newbie at fingerstyle; what little I know about it is self-taught.  I'd like to get better, and I've thought about trying to find a good fingerstyle teacher in my area (Phoenix, AZ) but haven't had much success so far.  Does anyone know of a good resource for finding fingerstyle teachers or, failing that, a good self-help program?



Comment by Amandula Garcia on April 8, 2012 at 8:58pm
Thanks Nic for sharing your arrangment.
Comment by GNuck on April 8, 2012 at 8:35pm

Great piece there Nic, enjoyed the arrangement very much, thanks for sharing it on such a special day.


Comment by Nic Lubbers on April 8, 2012 at 7:16pm

Happy Easter everyone. Here's my latest arrangement of "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" to celebrate:

Comment by Nic Lubbers on March 26, 2012 at 6:44pm

Sharon, glad you like it! I plan to add more in the near future. Let me know how the new piece you're working on turns out.


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