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/In Just 20 Minutes Per Day

You too can play guitar with better technique, more confidence and have more fun for less than the price of a pack of cheap strings/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 100 x 50+ year old beginner fingerpickers

Warning: How NOT to learn how to fingerpick

I have a student called Mike who is in his 60`s.

For about a year, Mike struggled learning to fingerpick on his own using YouTube and random advice on the internet.

Although he practiced hard, over time he felt his guitar playing was going backwards. 

In fact, in his first lesson with me, when I asked him to play something, he played with so much tension.

His fingers were so sore and...

...He held his breath to the point it looked like his head was going to explode! 

Even though he was normally a chilled guy, he told me he felt like smashing his guitar up on many occasions.

I could totally understand.

I had seen it many times before and you may have felt this way too on numerous occasions (I did!).

All he wanted to do was play some lovely fingerpicking pieces like Paul SDimon, JAmes TAYLOR AND HIS other muscial heroes. 

The thing is, Mike was completely lost, had not plan, had terrible technique, zero enjoyment and just did NOT know how to spend his time practicing. 

To sum it up, there were four big factors that were holding Mike back.

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

If you are like Mike, you are probably playing in pain or discomfort, have slow annoying chord changes, feel awkward when you play, have notes buzzing a lot, hit the wrong strings, etc. etc.

Even if you have the above sorted, you may just be lost with your playing and have no plan for how to improve. 

I want to show you how to solve these issues. 

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

On his lesson, Mike was sckeptical.

He had tried it all after all.

I knew I could help though.

I taught Mike a few ideas that immediately helped with his technique.

These were things such as how to sit with the guitar, play with a light touch, how to relax and breathe while playing. 

I also took him through a specific plan how to practice to get the most from his playing in jut 20 minutes per day.

Over time Mike started to see little breakthroughs.

It took a little time as bad habits take longer to fix after all.

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 said that moment was one he will always cherish. 

Mike now enjoys fingerpicking his favourite songs.

He no longer "hates" the guitar and he often sits in his holiday caravan playing, and even has the confidence to jam with his grandson. 

The journey took longer than it should but thankfully, he finally got to where he wanted to be on the guitar. 

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

There were a few important things that I used to help Mike get to where he wanted to be.

These included giving him a small, but fun and easy to follow plan. 

Teaching him the most important techniques. 

Showing the most exciting fingerpicking pattersns and techniaues such as how to Travis pick. 

And teaching him how to have fun every single day on teh guitar. 

I did this using "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning guitar. 

The T.E.S.T. Method is the four critical factors for your guitar playing success. 

If you don`t use these four factors in your playing, you will simply never be reach your fingerpicking potential. 

The T.E.S.T. Method is based on technique used by those who taught the maestro classical players from the 18th and 19th centuries,  getting you to enjoy your playing and modern scientific approach to learning. 

Combined this makes learning teh skills needed to fingerpick the songs you love, much more achievalke and much more fun. 

I know that learning the fundamentals of technique can be about as sexy as watching Keith Richards polka dance in a bikini.

That`s why we have the "E" in the "T.E.S.T Method" which is for enjoyment.

It is about the balance.

You must have enjoyment when you play - for my students, enjoyment is crucial, especially if you are learning later on in life.

Combine enjoyment and good technique and you have dynamite. (and we haven`t even covered the rest of the T.E.S.T. Method yet - (those are powerful too).

Imagine beign 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, super inexpensive 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.

This version of the book is has over 3 times the content of the original. and only the very best stuff from the 1st edition has been kept. 

The first edition of this book sold well over 3000 copies but I always knew it could be that much better - it is now the finished article.

It is also very inexpensive.

​Far less than the thousands of pounds students pay me each year to learn this stuff. 

​It is also organised in a very easy to follow, step by step way.

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.

Just imagine how useful it would be to get a simple book with all the answers laid out in order, specifically for you

Here are some of the fun and exciting fingerpicking secrets you will discover in the brand new and updated verison of Fingerstyle 101 (2nd edition).

  • 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 how to play without pain, no more sore fingers, no more frustration and be able to move your fingers with proper freedom possibly for the first time.
  • How to practice these ideas in just 20 minutes per day 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 tracks, at both normal and slow speeds making them far easier to learn than most books out there.
  • A unique "three level" way of learning the fingerpicking patterns making them much easier to learn than the way most people teach
  • All the examples taught in both tab and standard notation along with detailed tips, tricks and "key takeaways" for each pattern - making everything simple to learn.
  • How to possibly reduce, improve or prevent arthritis with a series of finger and hand exercises all while improving your playing.
  • Discover the "S" in the T.E.S.T. Method which is for "Specific Plan" - You probably don`t want anymore random YouTube videos where the instructor loses you along the way. Instead, you need a simple, easy to follow step by step plan.
  • 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.

If you are excited by the idea of playing beautiful fingerpicked music and having more relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable times on the guitar, this is for ​YOU.

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. 

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.

Learn the 10 fingerpicking patterns that will open the door to play 1000`s of songs with endless ways to have fun when fingerpicking
  • Discover my favourite fingerpicking pattern of all time (it uses just four plucks which are repeated) - yet you probably won`t have seen this taught before!
  • The stunning "Cascading pattern" - which will allow you to build up rapid 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"
  • The "Outside-in" Travis picking pattern which will allow you to play beautiful songs such as Fleetwood Mac`s "Landslide"
  • My unique classical inspired fingerpicking pattern that evokes images of a 19th century ballroom waltz!
  • 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
  • Have the ability to play 1000`s of songs at a "push of a button" - just like a vintage jukebox

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
    Part I - 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
    Part II - The 10 most exciting, fun and beautiful fingerpicking patterns - All taught with varied and fun examples, a stunning real world example, in-depth advice, a "simplification" for each pattern and more. Each pattern and examples tarts off super simply and gets progressively harder allowing you to play beautiful music for your current skill level.
  3. 3
    Part III - 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

I have taught well over 100 students from scratch and over 90% of them were over 50 when they started with me.

As you will see, this experience has meant I have become a specialist in teaching those learning later on in life the art and science of fingerpicking.

Adults wrongly think kids learn quicker which is not true. This is nonsense.

Here`s why...

Most people stop learning new things when they get to about 25, so they switch off this learning part of their brain.

The good news is, it is NOT gone, it is just dormant.

You can and will learn faster and faster the more you do it - it is like a snowball effect.

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.

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.  

  • The only practice routine you will ever need - it takes five minutes to setup, is unique to you and will save you months of frustration helping you get over ALL your hurdles.
  • A quick trick on how to quickly adapt these fingerpicking patterns to ANY chord you know or ever learn - giving you the ability to have endless with them.
  • Learn my favourite "simplifications" - where you get a simplified version of each pattern so you can play it no matter what your skill level
  • Why most guitar teachers, even YouTube gurus, will rarely make you a better fingerpicking 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
  • The simple reason good guitarists don`t need lots of chords - in fact, most pros do amazing things with just a handful of simple chords. You too will learn this skill.
  • Why "talent" is overrated - I wasn`t a "natural" and I don`t believe in "natural talent". I had no rhythm, a bad "ear" and felt hopeless. You may feel the same but don`t worry, everyone including you can learn this.
  • A powerful memory tip that will help you learn to remember more things faster... and you don’t even need a guitar for it to work!
  • The secret things that the pro`s do which allows them to never have to look at the strings or look back and forth at each hand when fingerpicking.
  • Learn some of the most exciting chord progressions around in popular music giving you a wide variety of beautiful music to play whenever you feel like it.
  • Specific steps on how to adapt all 10 of these fingerpicking patterns to all the other chords you know how to play so you never run out of things to play.
  • Discover the fingerpicking secrets needed to play the folk, pop and acoustic rock music from the mid-twentieth century when music was simply better and more interesting than the bland candy pop of today!

Fingerpicking and learning how to play the guitar can feel so hard, almost impossible at times BUT it does NOT have to be.

This book is that plan - full of simple, easy to follow methods that will show you how.

If you have had lessons or struggled along with YouTube for a year and still struggle or have found progress slow, then, this book will help you.

​If you have always wanted to play for yourself, NOT to be in a band or anything, I tailored these methods specifically 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?

You too can feel the frown being turned upside down when you start to have more fun on the guitar!

​Just like my own son, Archie.

You can learn and play with your kids or grandkids. They can play guitar, violin, recorder, trumpet, cello, or the ukulele .

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

Fingerstyle 101 will take you by the hand from frustrated guitarist to happy fingerpicker in as little as 20 minutes per day
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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, all refinded in ine eas to follow book.

You could pay me 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.

If you have bought other fingerpicking books or courses before and they haven`t worked for you, Here is why this is different...

Most fingerpicking guitar books DO NOT teach you much, if anything, about fingerpicking patterns, proper technique

Rarely do they teach you in a step by step and easy to follow way.

Many books don`t even come with audio (which is crazy in this day and age) and even when they do often you can`t slow the audio down.

I know this so I made sure Fingerstyle 101 solves these issues, and has audio, full and slow speed, a printable tab file, clear instructions and diagfrms, full chord charts and so much more. 

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

If you are over 50, have struggled or are new to fingerpicking this is for you ...

...BUT it is not for the following.

NOT for advanced players!

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.

NOT for those not willing to practice!

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. 

Getting good takes time - at least 20 minutes a day at 4-5 days a week, minimum.

Be warned - the price MAY not be this low for long!

At just $9 for the book, I may up the price soon. 

I make no guarantees on this but depending on a variety of factors going forward, the price may go up significantly. 

I was urged by others to make this a much more expensive course but I wanted to make one special book for a very low price that everyone could enjoy, regardless of cost.

If you are interested, get it now, as the price may go up. 

There Are Two Versions available

You can order either the "Basic" or "Expanded" version of the book. In the "Basic" version, you will get the complete book, all the tab, printable tab sheet, all the audio and everything you need.

This is exactly what you will get when you order the “Basic” version...

  • Learn the fundamentals of guitar playing that all good and great players know which includes great rhythm, precise technique, all the basic terminology and more...
  • Get step by step tuition on the 10 most useful, exciting and beautiful fingerpicking patterns ever - the ones that will allow you to play 1000`s of classic songs.
  • Get all the chord diagrams you need for every example - tab, sheet music, written descriptions, "printable tab" - it`s crazy at how few books do this.
  • Over 80 examples played at normal and slow speeds making learning them much easier and more enjoyable to learn.
  • Downloadable or streamed audio, with each track featuring a count in on each track too so you know when to begin.
  • Everything you need to learn fingerpicking in just 20 enjoyable minutes per day - get your step by step and simple plan that will allow you to fingerpick and have more fun each day in less time that it takes to change your guitar strings.
The following are available only in the "Expanded" version of the book

In addition to the complete book, if you order the "Expanded" version you will also 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
One 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 don`t like technology, reading the book is super simple and help will be on hand if you need it

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.

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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.

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
  • Enjoy this beautiful arrangement and learn how to 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 and be more "musical" meaning your will make better sounding music
  • Learn songs faster, be more "in-tune" with the music so you know when something is "off"
  • Start working bits of songs out for yourself - this is a skill that takes time and working on your ear is critical to achieve this

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. 

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

"Another fantastic book by Dan Thorpe - I can`t get enough of this authors books"


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

“Excellent Book. Just what I was looking for, it has helped me so much in my quest to teach myself fingerstyle.”


"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'm 75 and after wasting a year trying to learn the guitar, you have challenged me the most and made me realized how little l know.

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


"Am very impressed with your teaching style."

I Am very impressed with your teaching style. You explain everything really clearly and don't lose me along the way. It is note for note tuition.

This is EXACTLY what I need.

The method you employ really works - you have obviously taught many students over the years and it comes over. Brilliant"


"This is a terrific book for anyone interested in this style of guitar "

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


"I now see that there is daylight at the end of this long dark tunnel"

“I probably am just another in a long line of students that simply want to say thank you.

I am 55 and I started a year ago. I was frustrated and my instructor was probably more frustrated.

Since taking this course I can now say that I am improving because you have somehow just put it all together for me.

I really can't believe it is finally happening. Thank you".


"I just want to say a huge thank you for the excellent guitar books."

I just want to say a huge thank you for the excellent guitar books which you have written. 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 have written multiple books and courses and had over 1 million YouTube views.

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

I’m NOT an expert in many things but after many 1000`s of hours of teaching this stuff to 100`s of real students, I can safely say I am an expert in teaching in a step by step, straightforward and easy to follow way.

​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...

As you can see many of these are in the same boat as you...

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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