The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method

Whether you're a first-time fingerstylist who's studying with a teacher or on your own, The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method by David Hamburger gives you the detailed, comprehensive instruction you need to improve your skills. This book introduces you to the two most essential fingerstyle approaches for playing American roots music: Travis picking and the steady-bass style.

In each lesson, you'll learn new techniques, concepts, and chord voicings along with ways to practice and get them under your fingers. Then you can use what you just learned to play a classic song or solo break from the blues, ragtime, folk, country, and ragtime traditions.

18 IN-DEPTH LESSONS, INCLUDING

  • Travis Picking Basics
  • Switching Chords
  • Eighth Notes and Syncopation
  • Picking Pattern Fills
  • Double-Stops, and more.

15 SONGS TO PLAY, INCLUDING

  • John Henry
  • Delia
  • St. James Infirmary
  • Nobody's Fault but Mine
  • Houston Blues
  • Alberta, and more.