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Watch the Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Principles online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Principles

Welcome to Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Principles for intermediate to late Intermediate students of Acoustic guitar.

This Acoustic Learning Path core course is presented by 4 top TrueFire educators: Tommy Emmanuel, Peppino D'Agostino, Muriel Anderson, and Brooks Robertson.

The Fingerstyle Principles curriculum is comprised of select Acoustic guitar lessons from the educators' existing TrueFire course libraries.

Fingerstyle guitar technique takes full advantage of the instrument's polyphonic qualities, which is one of the main reasons it's so popular across so many styles of music. You'll find fingerstyle techniques in blues, rock, jazz, country, classical, folk, singer-songwriter, and dozens of other genres and subgenres. While specific fingerstyle techniques will vary across musical styles, they all call for finger and thumb independance so that you can play a bass line, a rhythm part, and a melody line simultaneously. The video guitar lessons in this core course will equip you with the requisite skills to take your fingerstyle technique to the next level.

Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Principles is organized into 3 sections. In the first section, Tommy Emmanuel presents an extraordinarily effective method for learning how to play fingerstyle from the ground up. In Section 2, Brooks Robertson enhances your basic skills with additional fingerstyle principles and techniques. In the third and final section, Muriel Anderson and Peppino D'Agostino present 5 performance studies to prime your repertoire and put your fingerstyle skills to good use.

When you've completed the lessons here in Fingerstyle Principles, you'll find more lessons focused on fingerstyle techniques in Fingerstyle Approaches, also a Play Acoustic Guitar 5 core course.

All of the key examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You'll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons.

Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the recommended supplementary courses in your learning path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators.

Grab your guitar and let's get started!