Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists over 50... 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 your inner critic says you have "no ear for music", you "are too old to learn" or you have "no natural talent".

This simple but effective method is helping hundreds of frustrated guitarists everywhere achieve their guitar playing dreams.

  • Learn 10 of the most FUN, exciting and useful fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000`s 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
  • Play without pain, no more sore fingers, minimal discomfort so you can actually make music that YOU enjoy
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 struggling beginner adults...

....aged 50+ how to fingerpick properly, play with great technique and in the most fun way possible so they love every second of their playing.

Dan Thorpe is an RGT qualified tutor who has taught over a hundred 50+ year old beginner fingerpickers from scratch

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

He sat there, battling and trying his best to fingerpick a version of "Unchained Melody".

Beads of sweat appeared on his forehead.

He played with so much tension he was turning red.

His fingers were so sore they looked like they were about to bleed.

Yet the music was stilted, awkward and in his words, "barely sounds like the song".

This was 67 year old Mike on his first lesson with me.

He told me he felt like smashing his guitar up on many occasions.

I could totally understand and you may have felt this way too on numerous occasions (I did!).

For about a year, he tried YouTube videos, learning from a book, Googling help, but nothing worked.

All he wanted to do was play some lovely fingerpicking but it was so bad that Mike practiced so quietly so his wife would NOT hear him play.

The problem is not many guitarists are having fun, not many have decent technique and no one seems to have a specific plan to follow. 

Fingerpicking should be relaxing and enjoyable, NOT a physical workout where your fingers are left feeling sore!

On his first lesson Mike was sceptical. He had tried it all after all.

There were four big factors that were holding Mike back and they may be holding you back too.

Two of these factors are "technique" and having a "specific plan".

We got Mike doing a few specific ideas that immediately helped with his technique.

And I gave him a specific plan how to practice to get the most from with playing in just 20 minutes per day.

Over time Mike started to see little breakthroughs. 

He got there though and Mike`s story had an amazing ending.

The special moment came when he learnt how to play a fingerpicked version of The Beatles song "I will", which was his and his wife`s most treasured song.

He performed it front of her for their 35 wedding anniversary and the moment was special.

It even bought tears to her eyes.

Mike now plays with confidence and has a big smile when playing his favourite fingerpicking songs.

He even has the confidence to jam with his grandson. 

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

We got Mike to where he wanted to be using a simple plan that got over a year but in just 20 minutes of proper practice each day..

This plan is what I want to show you. 

I put this plan together in one simple and easy to follow book that has been tested, refined and now updated so you can become the fingerpicking guitarist you want to be. 

Imagine being like Mike and making little improvements each day so that in a year you are able to play the songs you love.

Well now you can...

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


Fingerstyle 101 (2nd edition) is a simple, easy to follow plan all laid out for you in an easy to read guide with straightforward no nonsense advice.

  • A brand new and massively updated version that features a wealth of
    This version of the book has over 3 times the content of the original teaching you a complete guide to fingerpicking guitar.
  • Learn 10 stunning fingerpicking patterns that you will allow you to be able to play 1000`s of songs. These are probably the only patterns you will ever need to know, yet half are rarely taught.
  • Specifically written for those over 50 and learning later on in life - this means you learn the patterns and techniques needed to play the styles you love - e.g. folk, pop and beyond. 
  • Discover my unique "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning fingerpicking guitar - a hybrid best of the best method, combining essential technique with a modern, scientific yet laid back approach with a focus on enjoyment.
  • Learn the exact techniques that the pro`s use - such as Paul Simon, James Taylor and many more use to be able to fingerpick to a high standard (it requires practice but the tools are here). 
  • How to play without pain, meaning no more sore fingers, no more frustration and be able to move your fingers with proper freedom possibly for the first time.
  • A 20 minute per day routine to practice these methods with so you can spend the rest of your playing time using them and having fun.
  • 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 7 big issues that all fingerpickers struggle with, but are all quickly fixable within a few hours of practice. I`ll show you how.
  • Learn the two most useful, common and best sounding "Travis picking" patterns you likely ever need to learn.
  • What the most destructive bad habit that 99% of beginner fingerpickers struggle with, and, essentially, the specific steps to fix it.
  • 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 (you will have fun doing it too).
  • Over 80 audio examples with notation, tab and full audio (normal and slow speeds) making them far easier to learn than most books out there.
  • How to possibly reduce, improve or prevent arthritis with a series of finger and hand exercises all while improving your playing.
  • A huge variety of patterns taught from "Travis picking", 60`s folk, vintage pop, classical picking, and more meaning a wide variety of fun and exciting things to learn.

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

At just $9, you get access to all of the above right now! Simply click the link below to purchase. 

If you are over 50, have practiced hard, and have slogged away for ages YET the guitar is still a struggle, you will find this a breath of fresh air.

I genuinely believe, that this is the only step by step fingerpicking guitar book as an adult beginner you will need AND it`s specifically written for fingerpickers who are learning guitar later on in life.

It is a step by step, easy to follow book with a specific plan for your fingerpicking success
  • Discover my favourite fingerpicking pattern of all time - yet you probably won`t have seen this taught before!
  • The stunning "Cascading pattern" which will allow you to build up some real fingerpicking speed - giving your music a wonderful professional sound
  • Learn how to fingerpick in "ballad time" which is much easier than you think - so you can play songs such as Unchained Melody, Everybody Hurts, Hallelujah and many more...
  • Discover the alternating bass "London" Travis fingerpicking pattern as inspired by Ralph McTell, Paul Simon and the must learn classic Kansas song "Dust in the wind"
  • Learn to combine chords, bass notes and melody with the "Sweet melody" pattern giving you an exciting sound that sounds like multiple guitars all played at once
  • The "Ultra-flexible" pattern which can be used on almost any occasion which will mean you will never get stuck for which fingerpicking pattern to use again
  • Learn how to fingerpick the 3/4 time "Romanza" pattern which uses triplets time - giving your more rhythm skills and a classic pattern that`s over 200 years old
  • The rarely taught "D chord" fingerpicking trick that all the great Travis pickers use and how it will allow you pick faster, smoother and make less mistakes
  • The only fingerpicking practice routine you will ever need - it takes five minutes to setup, is unique to you and will save you months of frustration.
  • The secret things that seasoned players do which allows them to never have to look at the strings or look back and forth at each hand when fingerpicking.
  • The reason most guitar teachers will rarely make you a better guitarist (it`s not actually their fault but they all make one big mistake that hampers a student`s progress)
  • A simple scientifically proven way to improve your memory as used by the ancient Greeks.
  • Discover the most exciting chord progressions needed to play the classic and vintage folk, pop and acoustic rock music
  • How to quickly adapt these fingerpicking patterns to ANY chord and learn my simplications making the pattern learnable for you no matter what your level.
  • A unique "three level" way of learning the fingerpicking patterns making them much easier to learn than the way most people teach

Everything in the book is ordered in levels of difficulty from the absolute basics ...making the journey for you more fun!

The book is broken up into 3 in-depth parts which are:

  1. 1
    The fundamentals of fingerpicking. Includes how to play with great technique,  essential terminology, fix the most common mistakes (most of which are hard to spot) and get a solid foundation for all of your playing.

  2. 2
    The 10 most exciting, fun and beautiful fingerpicking patterns - All taught with varied and fun examples. Each example starts off super simply and gets progressively harder allowing you to play beautiful music for your current skill level.
  3. 3
    How to consistently develop as a fingerpicking guitarist - even when you finish the book. This includes how to learn faster, improve your memory, enjoy your practice more and possibly even keen your brain age younger!

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 book I show you how.

You are NOT too old to learn!

Ages is not barrier.

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

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

The hundreds of students I have taught just like you are testament to this.  

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

You can go from being a frustrated guitarist, to 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?

Whatever the instrument, you can create some special cherished moments with them! 

You too can go from frustrated to happy and have even more fun on the guitar, for yourself and with family...

Just like I did with my own son, Archie.

Become a confident fingerpicker and have fun on the guitar for less than the price of a pack of strings!

The book is full of years and years and thousands of hours of lessons.

You could pay over $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 or money.

There Are Two Versions available

You can order either the "Basic" or "Expanded" version of the book.

When you order the “Basic” version you get the complete book, audio, TAB and extras but if you want a little more, order the Expanded version to get the following...

Expanded Extra #1) - 3 Tips To Supercharge Your Chord Changes And Finally Master Them Once And For All

  • Learn the three exact steps needed to change chords faster - making fingerpicking far more fun!
  • How to use the "Blast", "Freeze", and "Mute" methods so you will have NO MORE frustrating slow chord changes ever again.
  • Exactly how to use a metronome even if you hate them and have struggled in the past - this method is so simple even the most un-rhythmic students can do it

Expanded Extra #2) - How To Avoid Injury, Reduce Strains and Make Your Fingers More Nimble With A Quick Daily Routine

  • Learn my simple warm-up that will make your fingers more nimble, and your practice session much more productive
  • Avoid injury and strains permanently by using this quick warm up
  • Find out how to improve your finger dexterity and flexibility with this routine you can do anywhere

Expanded Extra #3) - Get my previously unreleased F.A.Q. bonus podcast - specifically for fingerpickers

  • Get all your fingerpicking questions answered in this fun, encouraging and highly practical podcast
  • Learn from other`s mistakes, realize that you are NOT alone and that every mistake you make has made been by others before
  • Listen to this easy to use audio file on your computer or on the go - available for the first time and exclusively here.

Expanded Extra #4) - Get The Fingerstyle 101 “Bonus Pack” featuring Guitar Pro Files and Guide

  • Play along with me on your computer with the Guitar Pro files or using the free software Tux Guitar
  • Features every fingerpicking pattern example in this book making learning the materials even easier and more practical
For justone single small payment, no recurring fees, you can be reading the book right away

You will just pay once and once only for this book.

There are zero hidden fees and no subscriptions.

Remember, The Best Time to Improve Your fingerpicking is Now!


The complete eBook taking you from zero to fingerpicking hero!


  • The Complete Fingerstyle 101 eBook
  • Over 80 Audio Tracks
  • Printable Tab
  • Detailed Step By Step Tuition
  • (For a limited time) 2 x Exclusive Bonuses
If you do NOT like technology, reading the book is super simple

If you don`t like technology, there is nothing to fear.

Once you purchase, you can be reading the book in less than 60 seconds.

Simply click on the book to open if it doesn`t automatically and you will be reading it right away.

You`ll also get an email address where me or my technical support team will help you so there will be no issues

...but if you do have any issues, we will help to solve them quickly.

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

A couple of weeks before releasing a product I send it off to a handful of students for review and feedback. Here is what they said....


Harrogate, UK

Dan’s second edition fingerstyle 101 has been tweaked  by  constructive customer feedback to develop the finger picking 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. Buy it.”


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. Thanks again, Dan!


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 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 audio and PDFs of all the exercises." - Mike Barron

Plus, get These 2 Exclusive Bonuses... for a limited time

Bonus #1: Learn "Amazing Grace" from my Exclusive Solo Fingerstyle Arrangement Taught In Video and TAB

  • Learn my unique arrangement of this beautiful piece taught in a simplified way via HD video
  • Download the complete TAB to help make learning it easier and faster
  • Apply the skills you learn in Fingerstyle 101 to a real piece of music!

Bonus #2: Discover The Ultimate “Ear Training 101” Exercise To Improve Your Aural Skills In Just Minutes

  • Improve your "ear" using this video guide so you can be a more confident musician
  • Learn songs faster, and with more belief as your aural skills improve
  • Learn the ability to work songs out for yourself - as your ear improves 

The above bonuses are only available for a very limited time. Order the book today for as little as $9 (this gives you the complete book, audio, tab, etc.) and get the bonuses right now. 

Beware! NOT for guitarists, advanced players, or those who want a "quick fix"

If you have played for decades, can play loads of songs and are 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 Emmnauel 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 are over 50 and want an enjoyable and easy to follow plan for your fingerpicking success, then get yourself a copy today.

What others have said about Fingerstyle 101
"I can`t get enough of this authors books"

"Another fantastic book by Dan Thorpe."


"Has helped me so much in my quest to teach myself fingerstyle.”

“Excellent Book. Just what I was looking for.


"I'm 75 and after wasting a year trying to learn the guitar, you have challenged me the most"

”You are the most engaging guy out there and you have my attention.

I have read all your books on kindle and have learned a lot. I'm starting to have fun, thank you."


"It is a bargain and I heartily recommend it.” "

”I have fingerpicking books, including a Travis picking book, but I must say that this is a terrific book for anyone interested in this style of guitar playing.

I didn't know what to expect from this but took a chance at the price and am glad I did.


"I cannot get enough of your books."

They are so clear and concise (and interspersed with great humour!). They really have made a difference to my playing and to my understanding of music!"


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee. If you don't get improve your fingerpicking, have more fun and play with better technique in the next 90 days, just me know and we'll 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 book, don`t hang around, you have wanted to improve on guitar for some time, go for it - you deserve it.

Dan Thorpe


Multiple 5-star Amazon Customer Reviews

The new version is even better but here are some reviews of the first edition... 

Read these but realize this version is even BETTER!

Dan Thorpe


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

I used to really struggle on the guitar. I don`t want you to suffer like I did.

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

That means play with better technique, reduce tension and pain, learn songs faster and have much more fun fingerpicking on your acoustic guitar.

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