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Fingerstyle, Where do I go from here?

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24-Feb-2013 12:17 PM

Happy

Happy

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Hi Bob,

First, let me apologize for not responding to this query sooner. We have to approve the postings to avoid unwanted spam, and somehow I missed this one asI was going through the process. That's why sometimes things don't appear here for a while after they are posted, but this long a delay is an unfortunate oversight.

It sounds like you're on the right track for continuing your fingerpicking studies. We have many more lessons in this style, but I'll just point out a couple that I think you might look at.

"Learn to Fingerpick with Jim Kweskin" is a great intermediate level lesson with lots of great songs. You can see it here: http://www.homespuntapes.com/Instruments/Guitar/fingerpicking/learn-to-fingerpick-with-jim-kweskin

For an authentic look into Merle Travis' actual style, try Thom Bresh's "The Real Merle Travis Guitar." It's somewhat more challenging but it's a lot of fun. http://www.homespuntapes.com/Instruments/Guitar/fingerpicking/the-real-merle-travis-guitar

Then there are all the blues-based fingerpicking lessons by Jorma Kaukonen, Roy Book Binder, Toby Walker... the list is long but you can hardly go wrong.

I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Kaufman Kamp next June.

Musically yours,
Happy Traum
Homespun
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28-Dec-2012 08:43 AM

Bob on Delmarva

Bob on Delmarva

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Happy,

I have started to study fingerstyle guitar and was hoping to get a bit of guidance on my journey. To date I have completed your 3 disk Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking as well as Mark Hanson’s The art of Contemporary Travis Picking. I found both of those fairly easy to work through. Currently my plans include Hanson’s Solo Fingerpicking book and the Fingerpicking program at Kaufman Kamp in June. Do you have any other recommendations for someone at this stage that will help to build a good base for this style? 

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