Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists over the age of 40... Are you tired of YouTube, frustrating fingerpicking practice, and having no plan to follow?

Learn How a Simple yet Rarely Known Teaching Method Transformed a Fingerpicking Guitarist's Playing for Less Than the Price of a Pack of Strings

You too can play guitar with better technique, more confidence. and have more fun with just 20 minutes per day of practice...

Even if you believe you have "no ear for music", feel "too old to learn" or you think you have "no natural talent".

  • Learn 10 of the most FUN, exciting and useful fingerpicking patterns allowing you to play 1000s of songs and have more fun on the guitar today.
  • Discover how to fingerpick your guitar using a simple, step-by-step method that will help you avoid months and maybe even years of frustration.
  • Join 1000s of others and learn how to play without pain and with no more sore fingersso you can actually play the music and songs that YOU love.

It's all in Fingerstyle 101, the brand new and exciting second edition, OUT NOW! (Available as a PDF or paperback - with free delivery)

From the studio of guitar teacher, Dan Thorpe...

Dear fingerpicking guitarist,

If you don't already know, I'm Dan Thorpe, I’m NOT a world-famous guitarist and I don’t have a degree in music.

What I can tell you though, is that I am very experienced in teaching adults...

....aged 40+ how to fingerpick properly, play with great technique and learn guitar in the most fun way possible so they love every second of their playing.

In a moment you will learn exactly what is in the book but first....

There is a big problem in the world of guitar playing and fingerpicking in particular...

So many guitarists are struggling. 

If you practice so quietly in fear of someone hearing you play, you may be struggling too. 

You may feel unmusical.

You may struggle alone each day, wondering why you can't play and...

Why learning guitar seems so easy for others.

I know I did. 

The truth is, we have all felt that way, and eventually some guitarists overcome these hurdles but more often than not...

The guitar just gets locked away in the attic...

Along with the lifelong dream of being able to play beautiful music.

...BUT did you know...

The problem is NOT with the student. 

The real problem is the fact that most guitar tuition is too random and...

There is no precise plan for the student to follow. The thing is though...

Successful students nearly always have guidance, a clear path to follow, and a specific plan 

I know this from my many 1000s of hours teaching students in real life.

I also know creating a plan yourself is hard, time consuming, and full of trial and error. (I have been there and done it).

That is why a clear path for you has been put together in a book which covers the basics and much more...

All taught in a step-by-step method, taking you from lost or confused...

To helping you become the fingerpicking guitarist you dream of being....

Introducing Fingerstyle 101 (the brand new and massively updated 2nd edition)

Fingerstyle 101 is an easy-to-follow book all laid out for you in a simple to follow way. Here are just some of the things you will learn in the book:

  • A brand new and updated 2nd edition that features a wealth of new techniques, fingerpicking patterns, fun tips and more (with more than 3 times the content than in the 1st edition) giving you the complete guide to fingerpicking guitar.
  • Learn 10 stunning fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000s of songs. These are probably the only patterns you will ever need to know, yet some are rarely taught.
  • Specifically written for those learning later on in life meaning you will learn the patterns and techniques needed to play the music you love - e.g. folk, classic pop, Travis picking, and more... 
  • Discover my unique "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning fingerpicking guitar which is a hybrid "best of the best" method, combining proper technique with a laid back yet scientifically proven method of learning.
  • Learn the exact techniques as used by fingerpicking legends such as Paul Simon, James Taylor (and many more).

In fact, a new student called Lynn told me this about Paul Simon...

She loves his music but has struggled to learn his songs for decades.

For years her fingers were sore and her chord changes slow. She almost gave up for good but last week Lynn emailed me and sent a photo saying:

"Hi Dan, I just want to say, so far so good with the book. I love how it assumes you are an absolute newbie to fingerstyle. This is exactly what I need and my progress has been great so far. Thanks for all the tips, it really helps". 🙂 - Lynn K

If you want to get the same lessons Lynn did in the same step-by-step guide, you can below...

Here is a little more of what you will learn inside:

  • The most destructive bad habit 99% of beginners struggle with and specific steps to fix it (warning - this habit ruins the day-to-day playing for most guitarists). 
  • Exercises teaching you how to reduce pain and finger soreness so you can play with real freedom... possibly for the first time.
  • The two most useful and exciting "Travis picking" patterns that can be used to play many classic songs and give you hours of improvising fun.
  • The 7 deadly fingerpicking mistakes and how to fix them with a little practice.

And talking of practice...

Did you know some good old fashioned music practice can even help you to reduce your brain age?

A recent BBC study* has proven creativity can reduce your brain age by 6 years in just one month. In the book you will learn a specific exercise for this.

Here are just a few other highlights from the book:

  • How to combine chords and melody at the same time - like guitarists such as Ralph McTell and Paul Simon do.
  • Learn the mostly unknown method that seasoned fingerpickers use, which allows them to rarely have to look back and forth at each hand when fingerpicking.
  • Find out how to build up speed using patterns such as the "Cascading" and "Romanza" patterns.
  • A collection of unique, beautiful and enjoyable fingerpicking arrangements which will give you years of enjoyment and teach you many new skills needed to play the songs you love.
  • Discover my "three levels" of learning the fingerpicking patterns, making them easier to learn than the typical hard-to-follow way most people teach them.
  • Over 80 audio examples with notation, TAB and audio (played at normal and slow speeds) and a printable "TAB PDF" - all ensuring no stone is left unturned, so you can learn the materials in the most effective way possible.

Fingerstyle 101 takes you every step of the way from being a frustrated or stuck guitarist to being a confident, skilful and happy fingerpicker!

For a limited time, get all of the above today with 75% off.

You may not see this page again so if you are interested, click the link below to purchase.

Remember, if you are over 40, have slogged away for ages and you still find fingerpicking hard, this book may just be the breath of fresh air you need.

Everything in the book is organised in order of difficulty in 3 parts from the absolute basics upwards... making the journey for you more fun!

  1. 1
    Part I - Learn the fundamentals of fingerpicking - how to play with great technique, be comfortable with the basics, fix the most common fingerpicking mistakes and get a rock-solid fingerpicking foundation.
  2. 2
    Part II - Discover the 10 most exciting, fun, and beautiful fingerpicking patterns. Each starts off simply so you will always be able to play beautiful music no matter what your current skill level. 
  3. 3
    Part III - How to develop as a fingerpicking guitarist consistently. This includes how to learn faster, improve your memory, enjoy your practice sessions, use your "mind's eye" to remember things easier, and more! 

There are some exciting bonuses which you will find out about in a moment, but first, let's dispel a common myth...

You might think you are too old to learn but this is NOT true...
You are NEVER too old to learn!

Age is not a barrier. 

Remember, if you are like most of my students, at first you will likely have doubts about your playing. 

I have taught dozens of guitarists who started when they were over 60.

They doubted they were good enough at first but they made it and now they love playing and fingerpicking every day. Some jam with friends and some even record songs.

Everyone has doubts but be aware you DO have the ability to be a good guitarist and have fun on the guitar.

The only caveats are NOT giving up and using a proper plan and proven method - both make the journey easier. 

If you are fed up of hopping around or using random YouTube videos where the instructor loses you along the way, then this book is for YOU.

71-year-old Pam would cry because guitar playing was so hard, but watch her now

If you have doubts about your ability, watch and be inspired by the video below.

You will see Pam (and other students) play pieces from the book. Watch and see what you can be doing on your guitar too.

If you ever feel like you have no natural talent, realise this...

Pam and the others did NOT feel confident at first either, but to be frank...

If they can do it... There is no reason why you can’t too.

It is time to STOP being a frustrated guitarist and instead become one who has a constant, happy smile and cherishes playing

How cool would it be to spend some time playing guitar with your child or grandchild?

A little jam with them if they play an instrument can mean lots of wonderful moments and memories.

If you have struggled with fingerpicking previously, remember, you too can go from frustrated to happy and have more fun on the guitar, both on your own and with your family...

Just like I have with my own son, Archie.

Don't waste time, don't waste money - instead use a proven step-by-step fingerpicking plan

This book is full of years (and thousands of hours) worth of lessons and advice. 

You could pay over £2000 ($2500) per year in-person to learn these things (just like my private students do) or you could get the book today at a fraction of that price. 

Remember though, the small price for “Fingerstyle 101” will save you more than just money.

It will also save you a LOT of your precious time.

If you have waited until later on in life to learn guitar, don't waste any more time.

Listen to a few snippets of some of the audio examples below

Below is a little track featuring just some of the examples taken from the book.

If you like what you hear, you can learn how to play these pieces, with proper technique and with the proper steps, in just a few minutes.  

20 minutes of practice per day, but for how long?

Is 20 minutes of practice a day enough?

I tell all students 20 minutes a day of practice is what you should aim for. Here is what you can expect to achieve when using this book along with a daily 20 minute per day commitment...

  • Week 1 - Quickly improve your basic technique and fix the bad habits helping to build your confidence.
  • Week 2 - Learn to play in a relaxed and precise way while discovering the two most essential fingerpicking patterns.
  • Week 3 - How to Travis pick, get better finger/thumb co-ordination, and improve your chord changes.
  • Week 4 - Keep building on your finger dexterity, refine your songs so they sound more musical, and increase your playing speed.
  • Week 5-8 - During this period you will see improvements with your rhythm and timing, ingrain good habits (e.g. no more plucking wrong strings), and learn to add melody to chords in an exciting and elegant way.
  • Week 9-12 - Now you will feel like a different player, more relaxed, more at ease, and more confident. You can now keep growing your knowledge of the patterns, techniques, tone, use of bass and melody, and you'll continue to have more joy on the guitar every single day.

Of course, none of the above is possible if you do not practice but remember, 20 minutes a day is NOT a lot of time.

We can all make that time.

Plus, for a limited time, get these bonuses - 100% free

When you order the book today, you also get all of the following free bonuses....

  • Bonus #1 - (Video) How To Add Melody To Any Chord for Endless Improvising Fun! - this is one of my most popular lessons and now you can get it too.
  • Bonus #2 – Discover the “Ear Training 101” exercise to improve your aural skills in just minutes helping to make your playing more musical.
  • Bonus #3 –  A Beginner's Guide On How To Play Percussive Fingerstyle a simple technique that makes it sound like you are playing with a drummer!
  • Bonus #4 – A playlist of my YouTube tutorials featuring 15+ beautiful fingerpicking songs for you to practice the skills from the book with. (These popular videos have a combined viewer count of over 1 million).

...And that's not all - learn how to play "Danny Boy" with my unique arrangement. With TAB and full HD video

Get the complete tutorial for this stunning piece when you order today. 

Watch the first few seconds of the video below to see just what you could be learning today...

For just one single small payment, and NO recurring fees, you can be reading this book in just a minute

The best time to improve your fingerpicking is now.

If you feel you aren't where you should be by now, don't waste any more time, Fingerstyle 101 will help. You can order either the digital version or the paperback (with free delivery) today.


The complete eBook (in PDF format) taking you from zero to fingerpicking hero!

Normally, $20 (75% off today)


  • The complete Fingerstyle 101 eBook
  • Download instantly and read anywhere
  • Over 80 audio tracks
  • Plus Printable TAB
  • Detailed step-by-step tuition
If you do NOT like technology, do NOT worry, reading this book is super simple

Once you purchase the book, you can be reading it in less than 60 seconds (for the digital version). 

Purchase either version and not only will you get the book but also the bonuses which you can access immediately. 

You'll also get an email address where me or my technical support team will help you, so if you have any issues, we will be on hand to solve them quickly!

Here are the first bits of feedback from the readers of the 2nd edition

A few weeks before the book was on sale, I sent it to a handful of "beta test" students for feedback. Here is what they said...


Harrogate, UK

Dan’s second edition of Fingerstyle 101 has been tweaked by constructive customer feedback to develop the fingerpicking patterns to an even higher level than thought possible.

This book represents a gold mine of fingerstyle technique and advice for guitarists of all levels.”


Pasadena, CA

Dan has done it again! This new, second edition of Fingerstyle 101 is another G.R.E.A.T. book. This is exactly what I, an old fart, need to boost my fingerstyle technique and motivation to practice."


Newtownards, NI

Over the years, I have seen and attempted to follow several finger-picking guides but yours is succinct and very accessible. The text reads very well and is 'personable' - you really do want your readers to achieve."

I have used several of Dan’s books. In my opinion, the second edition of Fingerstyle 101 is his best yet. The first edition was widely praised and became an Amazon bestseller.

The second edition is even better. It has even more practical tips and advice on mistakes to avoid.

It is ridiculously good value bearing in mind that it comes with downloadable audio and PDFs of all the exercises." - Mike Barron (Southampton, UK)

Beware! Fingerstyle 101 is NOT for advanced players or those who want a "quick fix"

If you have played for decades, or you can play loads of songs and are 100% comfortable with fingerpicking, you may learn a few tricks, but the book is probably not for you.

If you want to play like Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel or James Taylor in an hour, let me tell you, that ain't gonna happen. 

The book is definitely NOT a quick fix but if you want an enjoyable and easy-to-follow plan for your fingerpicking success, then this is for you. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee. If you don't improve your fingerpicking, have more fun, and play with better technique in the next 90 days, just let me know and I will send you a prompt refund immediately, no questions asked.

I have no problem offering this kind of guarantee. Why?

The techniques I use to teach guitar work repeatedly for countless students of my own in real life. I know these techniques work. They’ll work for you too.

Because of this guarantee, there is no risk to you ordering right now.

If you want to get the book, don't hang around, and if you have wanted to improve on the guitar for some time, go for it - you deserve it.


Read these reviews for the 1st edition but realise this new version is even BETTER!

Dan Thorpe


I'm Dan from Birmingham UK (not Alabama).

I used to struggle on the guitar.

I don't want you to struggle like I did.

Teaching guitar to those who are learning later on in life is something I am passionate about. 

That means - I want to teach you how to play with better technique, reduce tension and pain, be comfortable on the guitar and learn songs faster.

Ultimately, my mission is to help you have much more fun fingerpicking so you can cherish every moment with this wonderful instrument...

And do so with a smile on your face.

Dan Thorpe

Here are a few more nice words from other happy fingerpickers...

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*The BBC study on brain health was created as part of The Twinstitute series - Episode 4 of series 1, first aired in 2019