Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists over 40... Are you tired of YouTube, being frustrated when you fingerpick, 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 of proper practice per day...

...even if you believe you have "no ear for music", you are "too old to learn" or you have "no natural talent".

  • Learn 10 of the most FUN, exciting, and useful fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000s of songs and have more fun on the guitar
  • 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
  • Learn how to play without pain, meaning no more sore fingers, and with minimal discomfort so you can actually make music that YOU enjoy

It's all in Fingerstyle 101, the brand-new and exciting second edition, OUT NOW!

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.

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

So many guitarists out there are struggling. 

You may be one of those who play guitar so quietly as you fear somebody may hear you.

You may feel unmusical and talentless.

You might even struggle alone each day, wondering why you can't do it and...

Why all the time and money you wasted on courses, books and YouTube still don't help.

I know I did. 

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

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

Along with a lifelong desire of being able to play beautiful music for themselves, 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.

Beginner and struggling guitarists need guidance, a clear path to follow, and a plan. 

I know this from my many 1000s of hours of teaching real people, but...

Now, this clear path has been put together in a course that covers these bases and much more...

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

...To helping you become the fingerpicking guitarist you have dreamt of being...

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

Fingerstyle 101 (2nd edition) is an easy-to-follow course all laid out for you in a simple-to-follow way.

Here are just some of the things you will learn in the course:

  • A brand-new and massively updated version that features a wealth of new techniques, fingerpicking patterns, fun tips, and more (over 3 times the content of the original edition), giving you a 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 over 40 and learning later on in life - this means you will learn the patterns and techniques needed to play the styles you love - e.g. folk, classic pop, Travis picking, and more... 
  • Discover my unique "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning fingerpicking guitar - a hybrid "best of the best" method, combining proper technique with a laid back yet scientifically proven method of learning.
  • Learn the exact techniques that the pros use - techniques that legends such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, and many more use to fingerpick to a high standard.
  • How to play without pain, meaning no more sore fingers, no more frustration so you can move your fingers with real freedom... possibly for the first time.
  • A 20-minute-per-day routine to practise these methods -  yes it takes practice, but the plan is here for you so you will NOT need to look at YouTube or random lessons anymore.
  • Learn a collection of unique, beautiful, and enjoyable fingerpicking arrangements. These will give you years of enjoyment and teach you many new skills that are applicable to the songs you love.
  • The 7 deadly fingerpicking mistakes and how to fix them - these are the 7 big issues that all fingerpickers struggle with but are all fixable with a little practice (the first step is knowing what they are).
  • Learn the two most useful, common, and exciting "Travis picking" patterns you likely ever need to know to allow you to play loads of classic songs and ideas.
  • The most destructive bad habit that 99% of beginner fingerpickers struggle with and the specific steps to fix it (warning - this habit ruins the day-to-day playing for most guitarists).
  • How to reduce your brain age - do this simple fingerpicking exercise each day and science has proven that it could possibly reduce your brain age by up to ten years.
  • 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.
  • Discover my "three levels" of learning the fingerpicking patterns, making them much easier to learn than the way most people teach.
  • How to combine chords and melody at the same time - like guitarists such as Ralph McTell and Paul Simon do.
  • Over 80 audio examples with notation, tab, and full audio (normal and slow speeds) and a printable "tab pdf" - all ensuring no stone is left unturned, so you learn the materials in the most effective way possible.

Fingerstyle 101 (2nd edition) takes you every step of the way from being a frustrated/stuck/beginner guitarist to being a confident, skilful, and happy fingerpicker!

For a limited time, get all of the above right now with a big discount.

Simply click the link below to purchase. 

Remember, if you are over 40, have slogged away for ages, and YET you still find fingerpicking hard, you will find this course a breath of fresh air.

...And because everybody learns differently, you can get either a paperback book OR the HD video course today

That's right.

After lots of demand, I have created both a paperback version of the course AND an online HD video version. 

If you prefer books, get the paperback.

If you prefer video, order the video course, where you can get instant access to the members' area, ask questions, track your progress, leave comments, and interact with others. 

So, once you decide which version you would like, scroll down and order and... 

Below is a little more about the 3 unique parts of the course...

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

  1. 1
    Part I - Learn the fundamentals of fingerpicking - learn how to play with great technique, be comfortable with the absolute basics, fix the most common fingerpicking mistakes, and have the tools needed to get a rock-solid foundation to fingerpick to a high standard.
  2. 2
    Part II - Discover the 10 most exciting, fun, and beautiful fingerpicking patterns - all taught with fun examples and all starting off in a super simple way and then getting progressively harder. This will allow you to play beautiful music at your current skill level and develop as you go through the course. 
  3. 3
    Part III - How to develop as a fingerpicking guitarist consistently even when you have finished the course. This includes how to learn faster, improve your memory, enjoy your practice sessions more, and possibly even keep your brain age younger! Learn all of this in a fingerpicking context.
Fingerstyle 101 is specifically written for those who are 40+, new to fingerpicking or have struggled with it in the past

The good news about learning an instrument is that it is good for your brain.

A recent BBC study* on identical twins even showed that doing something creative each day can reduce your brain age by 6 years in just one month!

The guitar is perfect for this sort of creativity.

In the course, I show you how to be creative while fingerpicking so you can get these big potential benefits.

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You are NOT too old to learn!

Age is not a barrier. 

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

You could pay me $5000 per year in-person to learn these things (just like my private students do) or you could get the course 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 here

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

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

Plus, join the exclusive Facebook Group

If you ever feel lonely learning guitar, then having a community to support and help you along the way is key.

A big bonus when you get the course today is that you can join my exclusive Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group. 

There are 200+ dedicated members, all like you, mostly beginners who are learning later on in life, often in need of confidence and support - which the group has in spades.

Everyone is kind, supportive, and even though the group is pretty new, so far there have been some wonderful tips and insights shared by other members. 

Take a look below. 

For just one single small payment, and NO recurring fees...You can be reading this book or enjoying this course in just a minute

You will just pay once for this book/course and there are NO recurring payments.

Originally, this was going to be a course with 10 different modules, costing $397.

I put the course on offer for a while, so that I could get it in as many guitarists' hands as possible and...

Help as many of you struggling players out there as I can. 

Now, today, you can buy either the video course or the book, with a discount...

Only for a very limited time, so if you want it, act today, because, depending on when you are reading this, this offer might not be here tomorrow.


Simply choose which version you would like below and begin your exciting fingerpicking journey today...


(Lifetime access)

  • HD Video Course with lifetime Access and downloadable TAB/notation
  • Interact with others, track your progress, and ask questions inside the members' area
  • Free Membership to the Facebook Group ($27 Value) 
  • Collection of free bonuses worth $150
  • 90-Day No Questions Money-Back Guarantee

Normally $47, Today Only


Plus, order this version and get the PDF of Fingerstyle 101 for FREE. 


(FREE 1st Class Delivery)

  • The paperback posted out 1st class and shipped out the same day*
  • A step-by-step guide you can place on your music stand 
  • Free Membership to the Facebook Group ($27 Value)
  • Collection of free bonuses worth $150
  • 90-Day No Questions Money-Back Guarantee

Get it with free delivery


*Order before 3 PM EST and we will post it out today - if you order later, no worries, we will post it out first thing tomorrow. Postage is free.

Alternatively, get the Deluxe bundle featuring both the paperback, HD course, and much more...

Only in the Deluxe bundle - you can get a FREE video lesson with Dan so you can get started on the right foot, and make faster progress...

Here's what you'll get...

  • The Fingerstyle 101 Paperback and HD Video Course, PLUS, all of the following...
  • The Fingerstyle Collection Songs Course, featuring 18 beautiful fingerpicking songs for you to learn ($197 value)
  • Fingerstyle 101 eBook - Read the PDF anywhere and access immediately
  • The "Tom Dooley" Mini Masterclass On How To Fingerpick, Strum and Sing Any Song ($87 value)
  • A Free 20-Minute Video Coaching Call With Dan you can use any time ($97 Value) 
  • 90-Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee

Purchased Separately These Cost $413, Today Only, in This Exclusive Bundle...


Now, I know you are probably excited to begin.

If so, simply choose whichever version you would like and which suits you best.

With the Fingerstyle 101 book or HD video course you will be well on your way to making wonderful progress on guitar right away and...

...With the Deluxe bundle, you can make even faster progress and have more fun on the guitar

That's because you will get a FREE coaching call, only available in the Deluxe bundle.

Not only will I answer all your burning questions, but on the call...

...I will show you something that you can apply and make progress with, immediately. It's common for me to help students like this as I have 10+ years of experience teaching guitar. 

The Deluxe bundle obviously offers the best value products, but because my time is limited, I may pull the plug on this offer soon if my calendar gets too full. 

That is not some tactic to get you to buy it, but please be aware of this.

As a busy father and business owner (and someone who loves to play guitar too!), my time is valuable and there are only so many 20-minutes slots I can be available for per week. 

If you order the Deluxe bundle, you will also get The Fingerstyle Collection featuring full video and TAB/notation on how to play these stunning songs which are all ordered in levels of difficulty making it easy for you to know where to begin:

  • Level 1 Songs - Amazing Grace, Spanish Romance, Danny Boy (Londonderry Air), Happy Birthday
  • Level 2 Songs - Scarborough Fair, Yankee Doodle, Steel Mill Blues, Mozart's Theme in A (a famous classical piece you will recognize)
  • Level 3 Songs - Whiskey in the Jar, Beethoven's Für Elise, J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue
  • Level 4  Songs - House of the Rising Sun, Bourrée in E minor, Rockin’ Robin
  • ...Plus, for Christmas, learn Jingle Bells and Silent Night...
  • ...And get the Mini Masterclass course where you will learn how to fingerpick and sing a classic song, Tom Dooley (as covered by Neil Young, Doc Watson, The Kingston Trio, and more...)

Whichever version you order, you will get fast results for a lifetime, so don't wait around. 

The reason I'm saying that is because I want you to...

Imagine in 30 days' time, playing beautiful music that makes your loved ones proud

Picture this...

In less than 1 month, you feel delighted by what you have achieved and the music you can now finally play.

You pick up your guitar in the garden, sipping a beer or glass of wine as you smell the freshly cut grass and hear the birds chirping above you in the evening sun.

The beautiful music you play on guitar washes over you like a waterfall and resonates through your fingers.

You now feel confident that you can tackle any song, and you're free of the shackles and struggles of the past. 

The songs that remind you of loved ones and special memories are now at your fingertips and you're a confident guitarist with a clear plan going forward...

....But not only that, it's time to make new memories with the guitar.

Life is short, and you live it fully, feeling vibrant, energetic, and youthful with your guitar in hand. 

...All without a care in the world, not minding if your neighbours hear you play...

...And even secretly hoping they will...

As deep down you know they will be in awe of your new musical skills...

If you are fed up with starting over and over, now is your time...

If you do NOT like technology, do not worry, using this course is super simple

You'll get an email address to contact us, where my technical support team or I will help you, so there will be no issues.

...but if you do have any issues, we will be on hand to solve them quickly!

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, this course will help. 

Once you purchase the HD course or the Deluxe bundle, you can access it in less than 60 seconds.

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


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 course 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' - I get the feeling that 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 PDFs of all the exercises." - Mike Barron (Southampton, UK)

Beware! Fingerstyle 101 is NOT for very 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 course 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 course 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. 

A post from a happy student in the exclusive Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 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 this right now.

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

Dan Thorpe


Dan Thorpe


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

I used to struggle with 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 on your guitar 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