Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists aged 40+... Do you feel frustrated or need a clear 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

  • Improve your technique
  • Play more songs
  • Become more musical
  • Enjoy your practice
  • Get faster chord changes
  • Reduce soreness and pain
  • Play 10 beautiful patterns
  • Join a fingerpicking community

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".

Dear guitarist,

Here's the story:

I played guitar to impress my girlfriend but...

She laughed and told me to "go learn the triangle instead!"

For months I had been trying to play the "The Sound of Silence" but...

No matter what I did... 

My fingers were sore, my timing was terrible, and the music sounded like nails on a chalkboard. 

I was embarrassed, and worse, I caught her and my mom laughing about how terrible my playing was.

They really did want the sound of silence!

I felt ashamed. 

If you have ever played in front of a loved one and felt their stinging criticism, you will know this feeling. 

It feels like your guts are being ripped out from inside of you.

Especially when you struggle day after day.

Despite this though, I went from being awful to...

Slowly getting better and then later, I discovered a special method and found it worked... 

It took practice, I had setbacks but after finding this confidence-building plan...

...Finally, I was free.

It was like I was riding a bike for the first time with the wind in my hair...

Where I was finally playing beautiful music for the first time.

After this, my progress rapidly sped up.

I finally had the "guitar playing bug".

So after playing gigs all over the place with my band, I wanted to settle down...

...And I started teaching struggling adults aged 40+ how to fingerpick their favourite songs and here's what I learnt...

After teaching 1000s of hours of lessons I found four key hidden secrets that were crucial to students' success

These secrets helped each student unlock their ability to play beautiful music.

...So they could have more fun, impress their loved ones, and...

Fall in love with the guitar like they always dreamt of.

Now I want to share these methods with you so you can have all this...

...And best of all, this will work if you have tried learning guitar many times... 

If you feel hopeless, sad, or regretful that it didn't work out before.

...And especially if you have ever been gently mocked, teased, or laughed at when playing.

Now is a fresh start.

Now is your time to unlock the ability deep inside of you.

It is your time to conquer this challenge, be free to play the music you love...

...And have endless hours of joy playing the music YOU love.

Learn these four secrets of fingerpicking success below...

Play 10 beautiful fingerpicking patterns that will help you learn to play 1000s of classic songs

Introducing Fingerstyle 101 (the brand new and massively updated book and video course) - a step-by-step plan for your fingerpicking success

Inside this book and HD video course, you will find out how to fingerpick using an easy to follow system. This course has been totally revamped and will teach you...

  • Brand new techniques
  • Brand new fingerpicking patterns
  • Brand new tips, advice, key takeaways, and more

There is over 3 x more content than in the popular 1st edition including a guide on how to read TAB if you are new to guitar.

Here are just a few of the exciting things you will find in the course... 

  • Fingerpick and play the patterns of your heroes like legendary guitarists Paul Simon, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, and more...
  • Specifically created for those who are 40+. Learning later on in life? Or you started 40 years ago and "life got in the way"? Now is a fresh new start
  • Includes how to Travis Pick. The simplest beginner fingerpicking patterns, the infamous "Cascading" pattern, and more...
  • Discover how to fingerpick using the "T.E.S.T. method" - A step-by-step system developed while teaching over 120 real-life beginners...
  • Fix your bad habits, get better rhythm, and sound more musical... Research has shown you can even improve your brain health with these methods.
  • Get real support and join a community of like-minded guitarists...  Join the exclusive Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group with 1500+ members who will support and cheer you on at each step of the way. 
  • Choose to order either the paperback book or the HD video course and begin your journey with this clear and concise 20-minute per day practice routine.

The above is just the tip of the iceberg. In the course, you will also learn how to...

Reduce your brain age and play stunning music even if you have "no ear for music" or feel you have no "natural talent"

If you are learning later on in life...

You may worry about your brain health...

But did you know being creative and playing guitar can help you reduce your brain age...

By up to 10 years as discovered in a BBC documentary* just a few years ago.

And guess what, learning guitar is wonderful for creativity as you will see in the course. Here are some more details about what is in the course...

  • Discover how to play the "Inside-out" and "London" Travis picking patterns as used in 100s of classic songs.
  • How to combine chords and melody to make it sound like multiple guitars - just like guitarists such as Ralph McTell and Paul Simon do
  • Find the three exact cures that fixed my students' slow chord changes once and for all.
  • A surprisingly simple thing the pros do to avoid plucking wrong strings even when NOT looking.
  • How to fix the "7 deadly fingerpicking mistakes" which make 90% of beginners want to tear their hair out!.
  • The trick the ancient Greeks used that can help you remember more, no matter how bad your memory is.
  • The "Going-Up" pattern used in many songs such as "Hallelujah", "Unchained Melody", and "Everybody Hurts".
  • The "Ultra-Flexible" pattern used in "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton and "Always on My Mind" by Elvis Presley.
  • Discover how to quickly adapt all 10 patterns to ANY other chords - giving you endless "getting lost in the moment" fun.
  • Improve your rhythm, find out about the T.E.S.T. Method, get a simple trick to angling the guitar so troublesome chords like C Major are easier to play, and more...
  • Plus, 7 steps to sitting with the guitar properly. These will reduce strain, pain, and even give you a better tone.

As a bonus, you will also get all the TAB and musical notation in a downloadable PDF file...

This is super handy if you want an extra copy of all the musical examples printed out (e.g. to make notes on).

Plus... If you can't read TAB there is a super simple guide showing you how to read it quickly and easily...

So you can learn each example in a steady, confidence-building way all so you can do things like this...

Let me stop you for a moment, and ask, do you ever play in pain?

Here is something you may not have been told before...

A quick warning: Don't be fooled, you DO NOT need to practice with sore fingers like this! 

Do you ever get sore fingers like this? (see this image). 

If so, you have been taught all wrong.

Most guitarists are told sore fingers are part of the journey.

...BUT sore fingers means you have poor technique, crippling finger pain...

...And an increase in the chances of arthritis.


This is NOT needed.

Instead, you should use a light touch, like a butterfly. 

Doing so will free your fingers up and reduce tension.

Then, with the relaxing exercises you will learn, we will wash all the tension out of your body so you can play effortlessly.

Best of all, you will learn this vital lesson immediately in the course and it takes just a few minutes to apply.

But you may be wondering "how long will it take to see results?"

Want a 12-week action plan to transform your playing?

This is what you can achieve with the course...

  • Week 1 - Quickly improve your basic technique, fix the bad habits, and build your confidence.
  • Week 2 - How 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 coordination, and improve your chord changes.
  • Week 4 - Keep building up your finger dexterity, refine your songs so they sound more musical, and increase your playing speed.
  • Week 5-8 - Now you will see improvements with your rhythm and timing, build up good habits and add melody to chords in an exciting way.
  • Week 9-12 - At this point, you will feel like a different player, more relaxed, more at ease, and more confident. 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...

I tell all students 20 minutes a day of practice is what you should aim for.

If you are busy, a few minutes while you wait for dinner, or a few minutes in the morning, will make a big difference.

Many of the lessons in the course will save you time and frustration for years to come, and I do not exaggerate. 

A little tip here and there (e.g. pressing with a light touch or the "Fingerpicking Tone Test") can change your playing for good...

And set you down a different, more confident, and more musical path...

If you practice for 20 minutes a day and you follow the course...

You can achieve some amazing results, just like Pam...

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

Pam would sit long into the night trying and battling with the guitar...

BUT... with this guide, she tore up what she knew and built up powerful habits from the ground up.

The guitar and the step-by-step method she used became her ally, her best friend and armed with her six string...

She now makes beautiful music every single day. 

If you have doubts about your ability, watch the video below and see Pam (and other students) play pieces from the course.

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

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

If they can do it...

There is absolutely no reason why you can’t too.

If you would like to fingerpick in the styles of these legends, this is for you

The course will help you learn the techniques and patterns used by artists such as:

  • Paul Simon and James Taylor (classic folk)
  • Ferdinando Carulli and Fernando Sor (classical)
  • Ed Sheeran and Fleetwood Mac (pop)

Want to play in the styles of these guys too? 

Merle Travis, Tommy Emmanuel, Donovan, Ralph McTell, Jim Croce, Joan Baez, Kansas, The Beatles, R.E.M., Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel...

I can't promise the course will make you play like these guys, BUT...

The course will help you discover the key techniques needed to play their styles and songs so you can pour your emotion into your music and feel truly free while playing guitar. 

After all, music is all about emotion, escapism, love and joy.

These legendary guitarists all agree...

Now if you are wondering how it all works, let me explain...

There are two versions available - get either the paperback book or the HD video course - both are a breeze to use

That's right.

You can choose which version suits YOU.

One version is a book, one version is a video course - which do you prefer?

Both feature the exact same content so choose which suits you.

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

Want to get the paperback book? 

This will be posted out today (if before 3PM - EST) or tomorrow first thing in the morning. The book should arrive within 3 days and we even send follow up emails to ensure it gets to you safely and you are enjoying it. I have support staff to ensure everything goes smoothly with your purchase and they will reach out to you.

Want to get the video course? 

You will be instantly emailed your login details. Simply log in and access the course. Takes less than 30 seconds. You will get a welcome message from me explaining exactly how to use the course. The software tracks where you are in the course so you will never forget where you were last.

Whichever version you get, each step is explained clearly so you can build your fingerpicking guitar skills with complete confidence.

This means you will never get lost and you will have zero doubts about what to do next. 

Simply follow my step-by-step instructions and you will make great progress with your playing.

The course is made up of three parts...

Find out about the 3 parts which build upon each other in a clear and steady way

  1. 1
    Part I - The fundamentals of fingerpicking - Fix bad habits, improve your musicality, and start having fun from today!
  2. 2
    Part II - The 10 most beautiful fingerpicking patterns - As used in many songs such as "Streets of London", "Always on My Mind", "Unchained Melody", and more...
  3. 3
    Part III - How to keep developing beyond the course. Includes how to learn faster, improve memory, make daily improvements, use your practice time better, and more...

You are not just getting a book or course but an exclusive community of like-minded fingerpickers to help and support you too

Getting help on your guitar journey is key. 

That is why you can join the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group (only available to those who purchase Fingerstyle 101).

Inside, there are 1500+ dedicated members, all like you.

Each member likes to share ideas, support, tips, and encourage each other every day.

Take a look below to read some of these recent posts from the group...

Facebook Group

To make your journey even more fun, I have added this secret "treasure hunt" and a golden ticket for you inside...

Improving your guitar playing should be fun. 

Here are two ways...

1 - Find the "golden ticket" and get a prize delivered to your door. (Just like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory you can find a golden ticket in your book or course and get a prize posted to you).

2 - Unlock secret bonuses with the "treasure hunt" (video course version only)

Both are a light-hearted way of making your journey with the guitar a more memorable and exciting experience.

These are fun bonuses, and because of the way they work, they will get you using your purchase more, meaning...

You make faster progress, and you will actually use this course (unlike other purchases you may have made before).

Don't forget this though...

If you have waited years or even decades, now is your time. You will even make your loved ones smile when you play

If you were busy with your career and kids and yearned to play guitar all those years... don't waste any more time.

Imagine in 30 days’ time playing beautiful music that makes your loved ones proud.

Where you feel delighted by what you have achieved and the music you can now play.

You play guitar in your garden, sipping a beer or glass of wine.

You smell the freshly cut grass as the birds chirp above you in the evening sun.

You relax and play beautiful music that washes over you like a waterfall...

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

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

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

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

Just listen to what these happy students have said lately...

"Thank you so much. I really appreciate your approach to guitar playing. I'm a returning student from childhood, so basically a beginner.

You are covering things that other instructors are not and it's making things more interesting and fun for me. I look forward to picking up my guitar every day and growing at a pace that is comfortable for me. Love the videos, too!!"

Mary Ann W. Student

Over the years, I have seen and attempted to follow several fingerpicking guides, but this is succinct and very accessible. It is 'personable' - Dan really does want his students to achieve.

Michael Bostock Reverend

This is brilliant, the best guitar tutorial I have come across.

You seem to have looked at what every other guitar tutor puts across, then
you cover it all, but you fill in the gaping holes of information that most others just gloss over.

I'm going to learn a lot from you, thank you for being so thorough. Great system Dan, thanks.

Ted Grimes - Retired doctor

Dan has done it again! This new second edition of Fingerstyle 101 is exactly what I, an old fart, need to boost my fingerstyle technique and motivation to practice.

Jim Marshall Lawyer

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

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!  

  • Find the simple steps to being able to jam over any chord. It is as easy as adding & removing fingers but here I show you the subtle secrets.

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 acoustic legend, Tommy Emmanuel 

Bonus #4:
How to Play Beautiful Two-Finger Chords Even If You Struggle With Chords

  • Struggle with chords and chord changes? 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 - play "Danny Boy" with my unique arrangement. With TAB and full HD video

Once you purchase Fingerstyle 101 today you will get access to watch and download this stunning piece. 

Plus, 100% Money-Back Guarantee for 90-Days

If, for any reason, you don't like this book or course, simply email me and you will get a full refund anytime within 90 days after your purchase.

Purchase With Confidence...It's Risk Free!

If you have any issues, just get in touch and my assistant or I will help you out or give you a swift refund.

Get $1000s worth of lessons for the price of a few sets of cheap strings

When I was learning, I wasted 1000s of hours of bad practice learning what NOT to do.

My own cost of learning guitar properly set me back over $25,000 but...

Now you can learn all these lessons in one easy to follow course...

Without the trial and error and...

Without wasting hours on YouTube looking for a plan.

It is all here in this clear and concise course.

This course was set to be on sale for $197, but I wanted to help more people so I cut the price to $97...

Then chopped it again to $77...

...But as a special offer, for a very limited time, I have cut the price again so you can get it for just $17.

That is a series of life-changing guitar playing lessons for...

Just one single small payment.

If you are keen on this, here’s what to do right now.

Click the button below saying "Yes, I want it all right now".

...And begin your journey today.


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


(Lifetime access)

  • HD Video Course with lifetime Access
  • Includes The 12-Week Guitar Transformation Program
  • Free Membership to the Facebook Group ($27 Value) 
  • Collection of free bonuses worth $150
  • 90-Day No Questions Money Back Guarantee

Normally $197, Today Only



(FREE 1st Class Delivery)

  • The paperback book sent 1st class and posted out 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 3PM EST and we will post out today - if you order later, no worries, we will post out first thing tomorrow. Postage is free.

Get these FREE bonuses (worth $150)...

  • Bonus #1 - Learn 15 Stunning Fingerpicking Songs With My YouTube Playlist!
  • Bonus #2 - How to Add Melody to Any Chord for Endless Fun! ($33 value) 
  • Bonus #3 - The Fingerpickers’ Warm-Up ($47 value)
  • Bonus #4 - Beautiful Two-Finger Chords ($23 value)
  • Plus... Play a stunning rendition of "Danny Boy" ($47 value)

NOTE - The price is in U.S. dollars simply because 90% of readers are from the U.S. You will be charged the conversion rate in your local currency if you are not in the U.S.

There are really only two options...

You can either start the journey of becoming the guitarist you dream of today...

Where you fingerpick beautiful music every single day, all without the frustrations...

...Or you can carry on struggling on your own, "learning" the hard way...

That means using random lessons which teach you nothing on technique, where there is no plan, no one to ask for help, and no support network.

You have a choice to make - struggle and give up, or finally unlock your musical potential

Remember, you will get the complete game-changing course, support from Dan and 1500+ others...

In the support network of like-minded musicians, a fun tried and tested system for learning...

And all for the small investment, so you can reach your guitar playing dreams and enjoy every second of your practice. 

Before I wrap this up, I want to say thank you for reading and all the best.

The guitar has enriched my life and the lives of my students.

I want the same for you too.

Dan Thorpe

About Dan Thorpe

Dan Thorpe

Dan Thorpe is from Birmingham in the UK (not Alabama).

He admits to struggling on guitar in his early days, but he's not shy about talking about these struggles.

Since then though, he has played many gigs, jammed with dozens of musicians, and is an RGT qualified member (Registry of Guitar Tutors).

Fun fact: Dan is an A-grade Psychology student (at college level) and has used this knowledge to develop methods to help guitarists learn faster.

These include the "Five times Rule", playing in your "Mind's eye", and "The 4 golden rules of learning guitar".

All of these are backed by research, and all are taught in the course.

Each will help you cherish every moment with this wonderful instrument so you can play with a smile on your face.

Frequently Asked Questions

"What exactly am I getting when I order Fingerstyle 101?"

First, choose if you want the video course OR the paperback book. 

If you choose the video course, you will get instant access to it. If you choose the paperback book, it will be sent out to you today (if before 3PM EST).

You will get a lifetime to access to whichever version you choose and a lifetime of guitar playing joy from it. This is the exact step-by-step course that has changed the guitar playing of over 3000 guitarists so far, helping each to play beautiful fingerpicking music. 

You are also getting a series of bonuses (worth $150) which will help you develop further and free lifetime access to the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group.

Plus, you will get support from Dan and others where you can ask questions and get help where needed, so rest assured, you will never be learning on your own again. 

Finally, there is a no questions asked 90-day money-back guarantee to put your mind at rest.

"I’ve bought lots of books and courses, but never seem to finish them, how is this different?"

There is no course out there like this anywhere. 

Inside the course you will find motivating fun lessons, messages to encourage you, quizzes to test you (which I haven't even told you about yet), the "treasure hunt" to excite you, the Golden Ticket, and more. 

I have not seen any other guitar tuition course go into this level of dedication to ensure students use what they pay for.

Most importantly though, the lessons are full of real-world practical advice - they have been created while teaching students like you over many years.

Everything is taught in a step-by-step way, with enjoyable music to practice, encouragement throughout, and specific advice. 

It is organized, conversational, and fun. One student even said recently:

“Dan talks to you like you are there, it’s like having a one-to-one lesson with Dan" - Steve

"How does the money back guarantee work?"

Simply try the course, spend some time enjoying the lessons and if it is not for you, just contact us and we will immediately refund you.

Honestly, I believe in this so much and know it will be a game changer for you, but if it is not for you for any reason, we will ensure you get a prompt refund.

"How safe is your site when putting my card details in?"

My website is 100% secure with one of the best developer teams in the world taking care of it 24/7. 

We use the latest high tech website protection, the security "padlock", and have daily website scans to make sure we are 100% secure.

You can pay via PayPal or credit/debit card and all purchases are 100% secure. 

"I'm 72, the course sounds great, but I’ve only played for 8 months and still struggle with chords. Will I still find it useful?"

In short, yes.

I do not promise miracles, (I will leave that to the countless YouTube tutors) but I am vastly experienced at turning frustrated guitarists into real guitar players.

Everything starts off simply and builds in a steady step-by-step way.

The bottom line is this...

As long as you practice, and do exactly as I teach you will make progress in every area of your playing...

That means cleaner sounding chords, faster chord changes, better tone, more accuracy, improved memory, fewer mistakes, a better repertoire of patterns to play, and the ability to play beautiful music at the drop of a hat.

It takes practice of course, but simply follow the instructions and you will see these results. 

"How long will it take to see results?"

Great question.

Practice for 20 minutes a day and you will see results. 

Some results will be within a few minutes, some within a few days, but of course, guitar playing is long-term so expect real results over the next few months. 

This is what you can expect over the next 12 weeks or so...

In week 1, you will discover many lightbulb moments which will improve your technique and enjoyment while reducing finger soreness and any pain.

From weeks 2-4, you will cement good habits and destroy the bad habits and negative beliefs that may have held you back before - all while playing beautiful music.

From weeks 5-12, your transformation to being a fingerpicker who can play beautiful music will be obvious to you and others around you - as long as you stick with it, you will get there.

After this point, you will have the option to do what you want on guitar - without doubt and without confusion. 

You will be far more confident and happy every time you pick up your guitar.

You will know you can achieve what you put your mind to - both on the guitar and in life.

This will give you a newfound optimism and sense of self-confidence, and you will feel this confidence resonate throughout your whole life - not just on the guitar. 

Who is this course for?

This is for all fingerpicking guitarists (or those who want to start)...

My steady, step-by-step approach and choice of musical examples really resonates with those who are aged 40+.

You do not have to be this age of course, but those who are age 40-90 are loving this course the most.  

There is no boring "thud, thud" modern pop here. Instead just beautiful fingerpicking music and lessons on how to play in the classic styles of music from yesteryear...

E.g. 60s Folk music, Travis picking, acoustic rock, and all the other wonderful fingerpicking styles we love.

If you are learning a little later on in life, and want a confidence-building clear and concise method, this is for you - especially if you lack confidence right now.

Together, we will help you become the guitarist you dream of being.

Here is just a small selection of the 100s of comments on the course so far...

Gordon Lynch This course represents a gold mine of fingerstyle technique and advice for guitarists of all levels.


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Mollie Dishal Your wonderful course now has me learning fingerstyle on my new steel string guitar…Your technique in teaching is perfect in clarity and pacing toward working-step-by-step toward mastery.


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Carlos Garcia I love it! If a person like me who has a brain injury can learn some patterns anyone who wants to learn fingerstyle picking should get this. I'm no pro, still learning, but I'm happy with my purchase. Thanks Dan for taking the time to help wanna be guitar players like me.

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Jaye Devan Bought Fingerstyle 101. Actually forgot I'd bought it because I was doing another program. Finally started using it and my gains have been incredible, thank you!!!

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Marc Anderson I am almost 63. I bought my first guitar about 6 months ago. I have stubby, arthritic fingers... and I'm having the time of my life. I won't quit because of courses like Dan's. Every day I learn something new, and really it is just for me. Thank you, Dan.


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This course is only available at this price and with the bonuses for a short period

Try it today and join the others... I guarantee it will change your guitar playing for the better.

Remember, there is a 90-day money-back guarantee if you feel it is not for you.

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