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Fingerstyle Focus – Learn to play Fingerstyle Guitar!

Learn to play fingerstyle guitar like Bob Dylan, James Taylor, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon & John Mayer!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This course has been designed from the ground up to teach you proper technique for fingerstyle guitar playing – covering a wide range of techniques found in all styles of guitar playing. In this course you’ll be taught by a world class tutor ensuring you learn the correct technique from day 1 with no bad habits!

The course is broken into 5 chapters – in these you’ll learn everything from how to properly attack the strings through to how to play like your favourite fingerstyle players. This is done through a mixture of lessons, exercises and musical studies. The course includes 5 arrangements in the style of your favourite artists (Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Lennon/McCartney, Paul Simon and John Mayer), as well as two arrangements for solo fingerstyle guitar in which you’ll learn to play the melody and accompaniment at the same time!

If you’re new to fingerstyle guitar then this course will take you from where you are today through to being able to play like your favourite artists. Even if you’re already a confident fingerstyle guitarist, this course is a ‘must have’ – you can revisit the course whenever you feel like your technique and coordination needs a ‘tune up’!

The course tutor is Stuart Ryan – a professional guitarist, with over 20 years experience playing for Studio Sessions, TV, Film and as a concert guitarist. Stuart’s also a well known educator, as Head of Guitar at BIMM Bristol and for 15 years he was a regular educational columnist to Guitarist, Guitar Techniques and Acoustic Guitar magazines; as well as being featured in many national publications. Stuart’s taught thousands of guitarists, many of whom have gone on to play professionally – you’re in great hands!

So whatever your reason for being here, if you’re looking to learn or improve your fingerstyle skills then this is the course for you!

You will learn

✓ Upon completion, you’ll be able to play fingerstyle guitar in a range of styles – successfully emulating players like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, James Taylor, Paul Simon and John Mayer!


• Before taking this course, you should already know how to play the C, A , G, E and D major chords. Some familiarity with Em, Am and F would also be helpful!

This course is for

• This course has been designed from the ground up for anybody who wants to learn to play fingerstyle guitar! You’ll be learning from an industry leading tutor and performer (Stuart Ryan), so you know you’ll be receiving all the best advice and technique from day 1!

How much does the Fingerstyle Focus - Learn to play Fingerstyle Guitar! course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 25% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $5 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $14.2 of 39 Acoustic Guitar courses. So this course is 6% more expensive than the average Acoustic Guitar course on Udemy.

Does the Fingerstyle Focus - Learn to play Fingerstyle Guitar! course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Fingerstyle Focus – Learn to play Fingerstyle Guitar! has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Fingerstyle Focus - Learn to play Fingerstyle Guitar! course, but there is a $5 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Sam Lawson a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Sam Lawson has created 2 courses that got 447 reviews which are generally positive. Sam Lawson has taught 2,257 students and received a 4.3 average review out of 447 reviews. Depending on the information available, Sam Lawson is a TRUSTED instructor.
Entrepreneur, Musician, Videographer
Sam Lawson is a Entrepreneur, Musician and videographer. Co-owner of Front Of House Management and Western Audio Recording, Sam also works regular as a professional videographer and performs with his band, On Track.As an Entrepreneur, Sam’s company (www.frontofhousemanagement.co.uk) finds employment opportunities for talented musicians all over the world – often working for industry leading cruise lines and hotel chains. In 2018, they’ve provided around 10,000 days of work for musicians all over the world.In 2017, Sam’s company Front Of House set up Western Audio Recording, a commercial recording studio in (www.westernaudiorecording.com) – in the first year of the studio being open they’ve recorded a range of music for TV, Film and even a Grammy nominated artist. Outside of the office and studio, Sam takes on freelance videography work for private, commercial and TV applications. With a small team of videographers and editors working with him, they handle events from small to large throughout the year – Sam, himself, has overseen the editing of around 2000 videos to date and is an expert in Final Cut Pro X.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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