If you already have the book version of Fingerstyle 101, scroll down to find out why you might still want to check this out...

Find out how Dan Thorpe's popular Fingerstyle 101 book, now also a video course, can help you improve your fingerpicking playing in a step-by-step way

Fingerpick with better technique and more confidence with this clear and easy-to-follow fingerpicking plan in Dan Thorpe's video course

"I needed this 60 years ago. Following Dan's teaching has become a daily pleasure. Anyone young or 80 like me can use this with confidence" - Ian Laing

  • 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 to 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

Here are some questions you may have on the Fingerstyle 101 video course...

"I already have Fingerstyle 101 - the book version, should I get this too?"

"Is there anything different about this course compared to the book?"

"Do the videos come with TAB/notation too?"

"How long will it take to see results?"

"I’m not very computer savvy, is it hard to use?"

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 50+ 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.

The solution for your fingerpicking success is to have an easy-to-follow AND simple step-by-step plan

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

Most students are given no plan, no instruction on proper technique, and no step-by-step help.

Over the years, I have made it my mission to fix this. 

..So you can achieve what you want on the guitar with a clear and concise plan and with just 20 minutes of practice each day...

This plan is what I want to show you and you can get it in a straightforward and easy-to-follow course.

This course is the culmination of 1000s of hours of teaching guitar to people just like yourself.

All so that you can play with great technique and confidence and be able to play the songs you love. 

Introducing Fingerstyle 101 (the video course)

Fingerstyle 101  is an easy-to-follow HD video course all laid out for you in a simple to follow way.

It is now ready for you so you can become the fingerpicking guitarist YOU want to be. 

Here are just some of the things in this course:

  • An updated HD video version that features a wealth of new techniques, fingerpicking patterns, fun tips, and more, 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 50 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 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 again.
  • 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 - the way guitarists such as Ralph McTell and Paul Simon do.
  • Over 80 examples with notation and TAB 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 takes you every step of the way from being a frustrated, stuck, beginner guitarist to being a confident, skilful, and happy fingerpicker!

Simply click the link below to purchase. 

Remember, if you are over 50, have slogged away for ages, and YET you still find fingerpicking hard, you will find this course a breath of fresh air.

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 50+, 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.

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 and 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.

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 thousands of dollars 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.

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

You will get the following bonuses which you can access today

  • Bonus #1 - Learn 15 Stunning Fingerpicking Songs With My YouTube Playlist - learn my students' all-time favourite fingerpicking songs such as "Blackbird", "Albatross", "Scarborough Fair", "Nights in White Satin", "Here Comes the Sun", and many more...
  • Bonus #2 - 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 #3 – The Fingerpickers’ Warm-Up Start your practice off properly, reduce the risk of injury, and improve your dexterity with this special warm-up inspired by classical maestro, Andres Segovia.
  • Bonus #4 – A Guide to Playing Beautiful Two-Finger Chords - Struggle with chords? If so, you will love this super simple but mighty effective technique used in famous songs such as "Blackbird" (The Beatles). 

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... access the course in just a minute

You will only pay once for this course. and it comes with lifetime access.

Order The Fingerstyle 101 Video Course Below

Get the complete video course taking you from zero to fingerpicking hero!

Get It For


  • The Fingerstyle 101 video course
  • Instant access to the videos
  • Downloadable TAB and notation
  • Free access to the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group
  • A series of beautiful fingerpicking bonuses ($47 value)
  • The Danny Boy solo fingerstyle lesson ($37 value)
  • 90-Day money-back guarantee 

Remember, 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. 

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

Once you purchase the course, you can access it and start learning the simple lessons inside in less than 60 seconds.

You'll get an email address 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!

If you want the course today, don't hesitate.

If you do get it, you will join 1000s of other happy students.

Here is what they had to say:

This is what others think of Fingerstyle 101...


Harrogate, UK

Dan’s 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. course. 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.

I have used several of Dan’s courses. 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 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. 

Just like it is for Lynn who emailed me the other day and said:

"Hi Dan, I just want to say, so far so good with the course. 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

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, lots of fingerpicking fun will await.

Dan Thorpe


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

About 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 on your guitar so you can cherish every moment with this wonderful instrument...

...And do so with a smile on your face.

Dan Thorpe

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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