- 30 total steps
- On-screen tabs & diagrams
- Complete written transcripts
- Interactive tabs
- Downloadable tabs
- Progress tracking
- Difficulty: Intermediate
About This Course
The 'Melodic Finger Picking Masterclass' is designed to teach you the technique and songwriting skills employed in modern fingerstyle playing, as demonstrated by acclaimed guitarists like Mateus Asato and Lari Basilio.
This course will highlight mixed topics such as technique, composition, musical development, and how to combine chords & melody. By exploring these areas, you'll not only feel motivated and inspired, but also acquire a plethora of tools and ideas to experiment with and integrate into your practice sessions!
Prepare to master fingerstyle technique as I guide you through a selection of my favourite patterns. These patterns will start off simple, and over multiple steps they will gradually advance into intricate musical masterpieces!
Each pattern will include a vast range of melodic techniques including ghost notes, hits, flicks, and slaps, providing you with all the tools you need to create your own epic modern finger picking riffs!
In addition to the patterns I will teach you, I'll also be teaching you how to play the main riffs from some of my own finger-style songs.
The course is organised into three sections:
Section 1: Finger-Style Basics
The first section focuses entirely on technique. You will learn the fundamental principles of finger picking including: nail care, finger independence, percussive techniques, ghost notes, and more.
Section 2: Patterns & Melodic Development
In this second section I will share with you a selection of my favourite and most used finger picking patterns. I will guide you through a seamless journey consisting of progressive steps. We'll start by mastering the technique of each pattern, before gradually moving towards more exciting musical ideas as the difficulty level increases. By the end of this section you will learn how to play over 10 ‘mini songs’ using the patterns you've learned!
Section 3: Bonus Content
The third section contains a variety of different things for you to learn from and have fun with. You will finish the course by learning how to play the main riffs from some of my own finger-style compositions, which employ some of the ideas covered in the previous section.
Content On DemandAfter purchasing a course, you will have immediate access to all of its resources from any device that you log-in from. You only require an internet connection. No huge downloads are necessary!
Comprehensive Diagrams & TabsWhere possible, diagrams and tabs are provided both on-screen and as downloads to help you to fully engage with the topic at hand. Tabs are always available for download in both PDF and Guitar Pro format.
Support & CommunityUtilise the Community Forum to get personalised feedback on your progress directly from Darryl and your peers.