Attention: Fingerpicking guitarist over 50 - Tired of being frustrated when you play, having no plan and not having fun?

Learn How A Simple Yet Rarely Known Teaching Method Transformed A Fingerpicking Guitarists Playing In just...

20 Minutes Per Day

So He Could Finally Play Guitar With Great Technique, More Confidence And Actually Fun On The Guitar

This simple but "secret" method is helping hundreds of frustrated guitarists up and down the country achieve their guitar playing dreams

  • Learn The 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
  • Learn fingerstyle using a simple, easy to follow STEP BY STEP method that nearly all guitarists and teachers have no idea of
  • Play with less pain, discomfort and actually make music you enjoy for yourself once and for all

From the studio of guitar teacher, Dan Thorpe

Dear fingerpicking guitarist,

I`m Dan Thorpe, I’m NOT a world-famous guitarist. I’ve never had a top-selling music single and I don’t  have a degree in music. I`m not even the best guitarist I know. 

What I can tell you though is that I am very experienced in teaching struggling beginner adults...

Dan Thorpe, author of multiple five star guitar books with over 10,000 worldwide sales

...aged 50+ how to fingerpick properly,

play with great technique and love every second of their playing..

Yes, it takes practice, but not much as you were probably led to believe. 

I want to share with you a shocking/frusrtating but quick story that you will no doubt relate to.

I was hesitant about sharing it with you but here goes.

A few years ago, a recently retired firefighter called Mike came to my studio for lessons.

He came to me as was desperate for help with his guitar playing.

He sat there trying his best to fingerpick a version of "Unchained Melody" and beads of sweat appeared on his forehead.

He played with so much tension he was turning red..

His fingers looked like they were about to bleed.

The music was stilted, awkward and didn`t sound very good.

I honestly felt bad for him. This was Mike on his first lesson showing me his playing.

Worst of all, Mike had already played for months but had found fingerpicking and guitar playing in general way harder than he ever imagined it would be..

He had buzzing chords, sore fingers, slow chords changes, no complete songs but it ultimately led to a wonderful discovery which made fingerpicking for him so much more fun

Before I had met Mike he spent months trying everything. He:

  • Bought a guitar book but found it was... too advanced for him
  • Used YouTube, but although the videos started off well... they lost him
  • Browsed Google but it was just full of random stuff.... with no specific plan

It was so bad that Mike practiced super quietly at home, hoping his wife would NOT hear him play and even waiting for her to go out before he practiced.

Mike told me he had knots in his stomach when he thought about playing guitar.

Months of this went by and Mike couldn`t take it any longer.

Especially when he saw others playing amazingly on YouTube and watching his friend learn guitar in just a few months. 

Mike got himself a local tutor, and at first, things looked up, but after a while, he realised, he wasn`t improving.

Despite all the effort and sheer will to succeed, Mike still couldn`t play any songs all the way through.

Admittedly, Mike`s memory was not what it once was, but was trying...hard.

Yet he was going backwards.

What Mike told me next floored me!

His tutor was frustrated tutor getting more and more frustrated with him until one day, the tutor sat down with Mike said...

"Mike, I`m sorry, I like you, you`re a good guy but this isn`t working out. I can`t teach you anymore".

It was like a huge kick in the teeth to him.

"What is wrong with me?", Mike thought

Shocked and embarrassed, with the last bit of confidence in his guitar playing ripped away,

Mike went home, and was so upset he wanted to smash his guitar up

Instead he packed it up and stored it away - thinking he never wanted to play again - ever.

For Mike, he never wanted to be like Hendrix, or join a band - he just wanted to enjoy retirement, keep his brain sharp and play lovely music.

Learning guitar was too painful and playing fingerpicking like Paul Simon, James Taylor and his heroes was never going to happen.

Well Mike`s wife already knew a bit of his struggles and had already paid and booked him a block of 5 lessons for his birthday with me.

For him he had lessons before and they bombed, bought other products, and nothing worked.

He felt like he had no talent and no ear for music.

Mike really didn`t want to but couldn`t let his wife down, so gave he it tone last try. 

He didn`t expect much and I could tell.

Yet, after hearing what you are about to learn Mike realised that it was possible for him to succeed. 

At the end of the first lesson, he walked back out the door of my studio and he made a commitment.

He said: "No more messin` about - this is now or never, I`m going to do this properly, have fun and learn 3 songs on the guitar in six months".

I smiled and in the next lesson I made sure Mike started having some fun immediately.

I told him to practice with focus in this specific way for 20 minutes per day and he would see big improvements. He was skeptical but...

Mike knew real progress takes time and patience and occasionally old habits came back which we had to fix. 

I was early in my teaching career and not very experienced. I knew to help Mike I had to learn more.

I studied a wide variety of guitar teachers, - most of which were clueless, but in my research, I discovered something special....

A method that was unheard of, rarely known and mostly not taught in 200 years. 

I made Mike a specific plan of action using this "secret" knowledge that was designed to improve his playing in just 20 minutes of practice each day.

Together we got Mike to have more fun, and play with proper technique meaning no more pain or sore fingers when he played.

He learnt real songs all the way through.

He improved his memory so he could retain more information and keep his brain sharp.

We made him a specific plan so he knew exactly what to do and stopped wasting time. 

Over the next few months I kept seeing little breakthroughs.

Little by little, I could see Mike was starting to have more fun. 

The special moment when he realised he could actually fingerpick like he always wanted to 

Mike was quickly starting to smile more...

...relax more and enjoy his playing more each week. 

It obvious that he was rapidly getting more confident and skilful by the day.

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You see mikes story had an amazing ending which ended with him confidently playing in front of his wife

Finally, 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.

It was a romantic moment and bought tearts to her eyes.

He said it helped them reconnect like that hadn`t for years. 

Mike is now a much happier and more confident guitarist who can play multiple fingerpicking songs from start to finish.

He actually enjoys the guitar and gets real excitement when he thinks about playing.

He even jams outside of his holiday sitting on the patio playing by the beach, without a care in the world.

Simply having fun.

Like he said to me. he`s...

"Now having more fun on the guitar than I ever imagined"

For Mike, guitar playing is now what he always dreamed it would be - tonnes of fun and now I want to show you how you can have this too.

The solution for Mike`s (and your) fingerpicking success, and your enjoyment is to have an easy to follow, simple step by step plan using this method...

There is nothing difficult about learning fingerpicking. 

The truth is you just need a plan and proper technique.

It all changed for Mike when we discovered an early form of my what I call now my "T.E.S.T. Method".

This is a simple, easy to apply, step by step method that combines four key ingredients.

In my vast teaching experience, these are the four things that every guitarist has to have to be a good player..

The pros and good players who can wow their audiences certainly have it.

These ingredients make for the most inspired, beautiful and enjoyable fingerpicking recipe. 

The first part of the T.E.S.T. Method is Technique. 

I taught Mike to play without pain, without sore fingers, and without all the tension that made the veins swell up in his head when he played. 

He was completely unaware that he could fingerpick beautiful music in this natural, comfortable manner.  

No one had ever mentioned it before.

How shocking is that?

You may have never been told you can play with complete freedom and zero pain too. 

If so, read on to find out why most guitar tuition is nonsense. 

My way of teaching technique is actually a method used only by those who taught the maestro classical fingerpickers from the 18th century.

The E in the T.E.S.T method is for - Enjoyment

That`s why I combined these slightly stuffy classical methods, and made them fun and up to date and exciting...

For the 21st century guitarists - particularly those looking to learn fingerpicking later on in life. 

Once Mike got this unique method he made much faster progress and started to improve right away. 

The the tension was gone in a week, the music sounded better, and he within weeks the music he played went from a racket to sounding elegant, powerful and professional. 

I know what you are probably thinking. This "sounds be too good to be true". I thought the same

I had to test these ideas out on more students. 

The results were nearly always the same.


Mike and other students would say to me "you should write a book on fingerpicking"

At first I dismissed it, I guess I lacked the confidence to put it out there.

They kept telling me, In the end I thought "why not".

After teaching 100+ students in person, and many 1000`s via my blog, books and courses, I had the confidence to write the book.

I wrote the book - the "fingerpicking bible" as Mike calls it. 

I put it together as a specific method that takes you every step of the journey on becoming a wonderful fingerpicking guitarist.

Now, thousands of other guitarists are enjoying this book already and learning every day from it.

They also learning how to fingerpick with joy, expression an freedom - things they thought they would never be able to do.

It has sold over 3000 copies on Amazon  with zero promotion, all via reviews and word of mouth. 

In the book are the exact methods I taught Mike and the others. 

It`s a simple, easy to follow plan all laid out for you in an easy to read guide with straightforward no nonsense advice.

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

This book is literally everything you need to know about fingerstyle guitar step by step all the way.

It `s the brand new and revised second edition of Fingerstyle 101.

If you 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.

Here`s just a glimpse of the fingerpicking secrets you will discover

Fingerstyle 101 is a simple, step by step and east to follow guide for those of you wanting to learn fingerpicking guitar in just 20 minutes or less per day. ​

  • 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.
  • The unique "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning fingerpicking guitar - combining classical methods with a modern, scientific and laid back approach.
  • Discover a rarely taught classical guitar method that is uniquely combined with modern learning methods where you are taught in a fun way using exciting musical examples
  • The exact steps needed to be able to fingerpick, with pain free, proper technique. Most guitarists play in pain or discomfort and if you do, you can solve these issues now.... forever
  • A collection of unique beautiful and enjoyable fingerpicking arrangements. These will give you years of enjoyment and teach you many new skills.
  • The 7 deadly fingerpicking mistakes and how to fix them - guitar tuition is all focused on songs, rarely technique and this causes so many issues down the line for beginners.
  • Learn the two most useful, common and best sounding "Travis picking" patterns you likely only ever need to learn.
  • How to practice your fingerpicking properly - meaning you will be able to remember more, make less mistakes, reduce your brain age and simply have more fun.
  • The most destructive thing that 99% of beginner fingerpickers struggle with, and the specific steps to fix it.
  • Reduce your brain age - by simply doing this each day, science has proven that creativity reduces brain age up to ten years.
  • 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.
  • The secret things that the pro`s do which allows them to never have to look at the string when playing.
  • A scientifically proven way to improve your memory as used by the ancient Greeks check in book.
  • A powerful trick that will help you learn guitar faster... and you don’t even need a guitar for it to work!
  • Why most guitar teachers, even YouTube gurus will rarely make you a better guitarist (it`s not actually their fault but they all make one big mistake that cripples students progress)
  • How to quickly adapt these fingerpicking patterns to ANY chord you know or ever learn - giving you the ability to have endless fun out of them.
  • Over 80 audio tracks played both normal and slowed down speeds making them far easier too learn than most books out there.
  • Features a unique way of learning fingerpicking patterns making them much easier to learn as each pattern is taught over three examples - one easy, one medium and one harder.
  • All the examples taught in both tab and standard notation along with detailed tips, tricks and key takeways for each pattern - making everything simple to learn.
  • 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

​This is the only step by step fingerpicking guitar book as an adult beginner you will need AND... Specifically written for fingerpickers who are learn guitar on in life.

Learn the 10 fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000`s of songs and never run out of ways to have more fun

With just a handful of chords and some of the best fingerpicking picking patterns you get more pleasure and joy from playing the guitar for yourself.

These are the patterns as used by great guitarists such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Lindsey Buckingham and many more...

Here are some of the patterns you will learn...

  • Discover my favourite fingerpicking pattern of all time (it uses just four plucks which are repeated) - yet I have never seen this taught before!
  • The stunning "Cascading pattern" - which will allow you to build up rapid fingerpicking speed giving your music a wonderful pro sound​
  • Learn how to fingerpick in "ballad time" which is easier than you think - so you can play songs such as Unchained Melody, Everybody Hurts, Hallelujah and many more...
  • Discover the alteranting 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 beatufiul 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 he "sweet melody" pattern - where you willgiving you an exciting sound that sounds like multiple guitars
  • The "Ultra-flexible" pattern which can be used on almost any occassion - never get stuck for which fingerpicking pattern to use again
  • Learn how to fingerpick the "Romanza" pattern which uses triplets in 3/4 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
  • Specific steps on how to adapt all 10 of these fingerpicking patterns to all the other chords you know how ot play so you never run out of things to play.
  • Learn some of the most exciting chord progressions ever giving you a wide variety of beautiful music to play whenever you feel like it
  • Have the ability to play 1000`s of songs at a "push of a button" - just like a vintage jukebox

You will learn all my most exciting and interesting fingerstyle style patterns.

You will learn a wide variety of new skill that cover simple jazz tinged chords, classical voicings, 60`S folk chords 70`s rock,

And folk and pop music from the mid-twentiefth centuRy when music was simply better and more interseting than the blank pop of today. 

Get learning these fingerpicking patterns with these progressions and your guitar playing will be so much more impressive and expressive.

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

You don`t need lots of chords - in fact, most pros do amazing things with just a handful of simple chords - you will learn this skill too.

I can’t promise you magical Harry Potter like abilities, (I can`t even promise you even Beatrix Potter abilities) but what I can promise you is this... 

Once you do get good at the materials in this book, you will make even the most simple chords shine.

Fingerstyle 101 is the next best thing to me being in the room teaching you these methods. One student even said that this book "is like having Dan in the room teaching you"

Every pattern will give you more joy, fun and confiedence on the guitar and each one gets progressively harder so you can "grow" with the book. 

3 In-Depth Parts That Will Teach You Everything you Need To Know About Fingerpicking

The book is organised so you can learn everything in a step by step manner.

It is broken up into three parts which are... 

  1. 1
    Part I - will teach you all the fundamentals of fingerpicking which includes playing with great etchnique, learning the essential terminology, spotting and fixing the most common mistakes most of which are very hard to spot but won`t be once you learn how to fix them)
  2. 2
    Part II - learn the 10 exciting, fun and beautiful fingerpicking patterns after building upon the solid foundations. All with three varied examples, played over a easy, medium and harder chord progression all allowing you to play beautiful music
  3. 3
    Part III - this is where you will learn how to faster, remember more, keep your brain age young, and take all the ideas learnt in the earlier parts of the book and run with them, ensuring you will always develop as a fingerpicking guitartist even when you finish the book..

After spending years and years teaching over 100 students one to one and many more in group classes, I know where guitarists get stuck, where they trip up and where they need the most help.

The fingerpicking issues that plague one guitarist are the same that plague 99% if them.

If you feel like you are the only one who suffers with your fingerpicking issues, you will discover that you are NOT alone.

Most of my private students have probably had the exact same issues as you too - they overcome them and so will you.

The things I have learnt over the years surprised, shocked and awed me in many ways. I want to share this knowledge with you. 

Specifically written for those who 50+ who are new to fingerpicking or have struggled 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

This experience has meant I have become a specialist in teaching those learning later on in life the art and science of fingerpicking. 

Adults nearly always think they are too old too learn. 

They think kids can learn quicker which is not true. This is nonsense.

Here`s why...

Most people stop learning new things when they get to about 25-30, so they switch off this learning part of their brain.

The good news is, this 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 BBC study even showed that doing something creative each day can reduce your brain age by 10 years or more.

The guitar is perfect for this sort of creativity.

Did you know, as an older learner, you have a big advantage over kids?

Kids give up at a much higher rate than adults, so the good news is once you get past the hard part of learning guitar you are extremely likely to play forever.

Imagine getting to the point where all the doubt and frustration is gone.

The point where you can have fun doing something enjoyable and healthy every day for the  rest of your life. 

If you are like most of my students, you have always wanted to play for yourself, NOT to be in a ban or anything.

That`s why I made these methods specifically for you.

You have probably locked yourself away so far when you practice

If you are like most of my students, you probably practice quietly in a room hoping no one will hear your mistakes and your playing. 

I used to. I had zero confidence in my playing skills and was bit embarassed.

You may feel the same, but once you have practiced these materials in this book, you will feel more confident, your playing will have less mistakes and you will NOT be shy anymore.

You most likely only play for yourself but it`s nice to get the odd compliment. If your loved ones do ever catch you playing too you`ll no doubt get more of these compliments from the hard to impress husband or wife!!

But... Did you know natural "talent" is overrated?

If you struggle with guitar playing and fingerpicking, I want you to know I struggled too.

I wasn`t a "natural" and I don`t believe in natural talent.

I had no rhythm, a bad "ear" and was hopeless. You may feel the same but please don`t worry. 

Everyone can learn this stuff.

Getting help is the most important thing, wherever that help is. 

A step by step plan is what you need

If you want specific help focused with a step by step plan, then this is the book for you. 

As a guitarist learning on your own, you`re like David versus Goliath.

It can feel so hard, almost impossible at times BUT it`s not - just like David you need to use your wisdom to beat it

This book and the simple, easy to follow method will show you how to bet the Goliath of guitar playing. 

Discover and master the fundamentals so you NEVER get stuck with fingerpicking again

If your technique is poor you will struggle for years trying to reach your goals.

There are some fundamentals of guitar playing you MUST not neglect. I realised this when I discovered the methods as taught by the 18th century classical teachers. 

Why is that their students could master amazing pieces in a fraction of the time that modern guitarists do?

Well, I found out the answers and here they are...

Remember, where there`s smoke, there`s fire, let`s put the fire out and fix your technique once and for all.

  • Learn the exact posture how you need to sit with the guitar so you never play with pain again - it will help your joints, prevent injury and make playing more fluent.
  • The "Cup" position so you stop picking the wrong string and make less frustrating errors - which probably makes you want to throw the guitar out of the window!
  • A weird way you get use a guitar pick can to improve your fingerpicking tone x 10 - this is a quick test that will improve your fingerpicking tone in as little as 10 seconds.
  • Discover the "Minimum pressure required" technique which will help your reduce finger soreness instantly - you should NOT have big nasty calluses on your fingers. Anyone who tells you you should are wrong!
  • My exact thoughts and advice on fingerpicking with nails or the skin of your fingers instead + the thoughts of classical maestros from 200 years ago.
  • How to relax your whole body, so you reduce tension to actually enjoy your fingerpicking more than you ever have done before!
  • The real reasons why your chord changes are really slow, and what to do to fix them right away.
  • The one thing you must stop doing right now with your fretting hand or you will never play to your full potential and your joints will pay for it later.
  • A super simple method to improve your chords right away especially the C Major chord - it’s so simple yet no one teaches it.
  • Why you should sometimes actually take your thumb off the fretboard when you practice and how this can improve your technique when you put it back on.
  • The absolute must know basics of rhythm which are "sub-divisions" and why they are the secret to being a good fingerpicker.
  • Learn the essential terminology for fingerpickers so you never get confused about musical and fingerpicking terms again.
  • Learn my tricks and tips on playing the essential chords better and how to change chords faster - meaning learn real songs faster and play them so they sound great!
  • Save you months and even years of frustration as you improve your technique so you NEVER play in pain or discomfort again.

Why most guitar teachers and YouTube are probably holding back some aspects of your playing

The truth is most guitar teachers  real life and on YouTube are usually just unsuccessful musicians who never made it, they are NOT qualified teachers.

Most guitar teachers simply have no idea of the things that will help you improve your technique

And they rarely give you a plan to follow - everything is often random

This all leads to frustration and bad technique.

Yes, many guitar teachers can play well and teach songs well, but that rarely makes you a  better player.

When was the last time a YouTube teacher talked about improving your technique so you play with less pain, or so you can move your fingers more freely and with more ease?

They simply don`t because they don`t know how to teach this. 

Most teachers can teach songs well, but that is only a small part of it. 

If you play in pain, or can`t bend or move your fingers properly, what is the point? 

And if the music sounds sloppy or out of time or unmusical because of bad technique there is no point. 

I know learning the fundamentals of technique can be about as sexy as watching Keith Richards dance in a bikini but I truly believe I have made this side of playing fun.

If you have ever played with pain, frustration, discomfort...

...Or you just simply want to make your fingers move the way they should so you can have more fun... 

...Then this book will help you.

Once you learn these foundations your playing will be solid as a rock like the ancient Egyptian pyramids and stand the test of time. 

Learn my methods on how to help you learn faster, remember more, reduce your brain age

Once my students learnt these patterns they usually improved faster than I imagined. 

It wasn`t just the patterns but the sense of confidence, pain free technique, and joy they got that really helped them.

Learning guitar is loads better than those brain training apps, more fun, and will keep your brain sharp.

In fact, learning some new like this can create new neural pathways in the brain and reduce your brain age.

Their memory also improved and they said their brains felt sharper.

Imagine how good it would feel to know you are improving your brain age and brain health while having loads of fun playing beautiful music. 

Here are just some of the ways this book will help your brain health. 

  • Learn how to play anything new faster than ever and remember more with “The 3 golden rules of learning”
  • Discover the “Five times rule" making you play with far LESS mistakes than previously and have more fun - its tricky but once you make it a habit theres no going back!
  • Step by step instructions on how to read tab properly with a complete appendix guide (along with examples to practice).
  • A weird learning tricking called on how to use your "Minds-eye" to pick up and remember new pieces of music in a fraction of the time previously.
  • The specific and important words of wisdom from a mentor of mine that kept me going through the tough times.
  • Find out the important distinction between "practicing" and "playing" and why most guitar teachers get this wrong.
  • Learn specific methods on how to improve the amount of knowledge you remember each time you play.

Learn to fingerpick likes these legends

In this book, you will learn the exciting techniques and fingerpicking patterns.

These are the patterns, techniques and styles used by artists such as:

  • Paul Simon and James Taylor (classic folk)
  • Ferdinando Carulli and Fernando Sor (classical)
  • Ed Sheeran and John Butler Trio (modern pop)

As well as these fingerpicking legends...

  • Merle Travis
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Chet Atkins
  • Donovan
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Martin Taylor
  • John Martyn
  • Jerry Reed
  • Ralph McTell
  • Jim Croce
  • Sungha Jung
  • John Renbourn
  • Joan Baez
  • Kansas
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • The Beatles
  • R.E.M.
  • Bob Dylan
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Dan Fogelberg
  • John Denver
  • Peter, Paul and  Mary
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • And many more.

I can`t promise the book will make you play like these guys overnight but it will guide you on their styles and songs with great technique and in a step by step way.

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This the second edition of the book...

...and it is EVEN better than the first

The first edition of this book, which I admit was not perfect, sold well over 3000 copies with no advertising, no promotion other than to my email list and word of mouth and Amazon reviews.

The book has been improved and is a LOT better now.

I actually took it off sale on Amazon and made it an exclusive product to the really active members of my email list.

It didn`t take long for people wanting to know when it would be available again.

I waited until now, until the book was finally complete.

Now, the book is back and its full of much more of the good stuff. 

More patterns, more examples, more audio and much more...

All of this means more fun for you. 

If you are excited by the idea of playing beautiful fingerpicked music and having more relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable times on the guitar,

then this is for you...

  • Practice and perfect these ideas in just 20 minutes per day
  • Have more fun, peaceful and relaxing times on the guitar
  • Be able to pick up the guitar when the kids are in bed and enjoy some YOU time
  • ...Or if you are retired, pick it up and play it in your own time but now actually having fun

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

Best of all, the book will teach you all of this in a simple, step by step and easy to follow manner.

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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 don`t teach you much about fingerpicking patterns, don`t teach anything on proper technique and 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. 

And, it`s also really frustrating when there is no count-in, so when you press you have to start playing your guitar right away.

Even when there is audio examples to learn , most are boring traditional songs that you probably have never heard (e.g. "Don`t tell aunt Rhody"!)

All the audio comes in both normal and slow speeds 

Fingerstyle 101 is different and the The attention to detail in this book is second to none.

  • As well as all the audio being available in both normal and slow speeds making them far easier to learn at your own pace
  • each piece of audio has a count-in meaning you can play in time without having to rush
  • Every piece gets progressively harder
  • Each piece of music is great fun to play and listen to!

Instead of using a dated, boring or not very helpful book... 

Learn from a proven, step by step system that is actually helpful and fun. 

Fingerstyle 101 is the only book you will need to get started with fingerpicking. 

Here is what will happen when you click the buy button - it is super simple

Once you purchase, you`ll be take direct to the download page, click download and the in a few seconds the books will download.

Simply click on the book top open if not automatically.

You`ll also get an email address where I or my technical support team will help you so there will be no issues and any issues will be quickly solvable.

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

The book is a super simple download which you can be reading in just minutes. If you don`t get on with technology, there is no need to worry. 

Once you click the buy button, you can be reading the book in less than 60 seconds.

Even for the biggest technophobe, it could`t be simpler. 

I don`t like technology that much either (it`s great when it works!) so I made reading the book as simple as possible for you. 

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Warning! This book is NOT for jazz guitarists, advanced players, or those who want an "instant quick fix"

This is book that is for beginner fingerpickers NOT advanced players. 

It will take you from the absolute foundations to the intermediate level of fingerpicking 

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. 

Don`t fool yourself

Most of you are sensible, old enough and wise enough to know this already...

...but every now and then, I get someone who wants to buy the book and sound like Paul Simon or James Taylor in an hour!!!

If this is you, let me tell you I`m sorry, but that ain`t gonna happen. Getting good takes time, at least 20 minutes a day at 4-5 days a week, minimum. 

More is obviously better but 20 minutes is enough.

The book will help you achieve some stunning things.

Just don`t think it will happen in minutes.

Also, the book is probably NOT for jazz players either...

If complex jazz is your thing you wont find these techniques that applicable to your jazz style. The music on offer is more folk, classic pop, acoustic rock and with a bit of classical.

Dan Thorpe  //  Author

I`m Dan from Birmingham UK (not Alabama) and I have wrote multiple books and courses and had over 1 million YouTube views.

That`s not important though, what is, is that I teach adult guitaris over 50 How to fingerpick better. That means play with better technique, reduce tension and pain, learn songs faster and have much more fun on your acoustic guitar.

I used to really struggle on the guitar. It was tough. I don` want you to suffer like I did. That`s why I started to teach guitar.

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.

Dan Thorpe

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

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

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

"Hello Dan, 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 now see that there is daylight at the end of this long dark tunnel . I am now changing G C and D and I really can't believe it is finally happening. I simply want to say thank you so... Thank you". 

Greg LaFave

"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. I hope that you will continue to bring similar courses in the future because the method you employ really works - you have obviously taught many students over the years and it comes over.  


Ian Avery

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

"Hello Dan,

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.

Many thanks Dan!"


This is exactly what you will get when you order today...

  • Discover the 7 most deadly fingerpicking mistakes and end your fingerpicking frustrations with the unique solutions to fix them.
  • Learn the fundamentals of guitar playing that all good and great players know which includes great rhythm, precise technique, all the basic termibology 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 evey example - tab, sheet music, written descriptions, printable tab,t`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.

There Are Two Versions Just some of the fun things you will discover in this book:

The following extras are only available in the "Expanded" version of the book.

Expanded Version Extra #1)

5 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 Version Extra #2)

Learn The Proper Way To Warm-Up To Get Your Body And Mind Ready For A Great Practice Session...

  • Get setup to practice properly and fix tension in your hands, shoulders, body to play with more fun
  • Learn relax and breathe when your play so it`s actually enjoyable and pain free
  • Avoid injury and strains by using this quick 5 minute warm up

Expanded Version Extra #3)

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

Expanded Version 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

And if that`s not enough... Be one of the first 500 To Order And Get These 2 Exclusive Bonuses 

Order today, and you will get these 2 bonuses 100% free, and they are yours to keep, even if you decide you want to return the book for any reason.

Bonus #1) Get my previously unreleased Frequently Asked Q and A bonus podcast – specifically for fingerpickers...

  • Get all your fingerpicking quetions answered in this fun, encouraging and highly practical podcast
  • Learn from others mistakes, realise 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.

Bonus #2) Get The Fingerstyle 101 “Bonus Pack” featuring a printable TAB PDF and Guitar Pro Files...

  • Get a printable tab to keep on your music stand or read on your tablet. 
  • 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



These bonuses will NOT be around much longer - they will go back in the vault and even Indiana Jones won`t able to break them out.

Get the book today and you will get instant and lifetime access to these bonuses.

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The complete eBook taking you from zero to fingerpicking hero!


  • The Complete Fingerstyle 101 eBook
  • Over 80 Audio Tracks
  • Printabl​e Tab
  • Detailed Step By Step Tuition
  • 2 x Exclusive Bonuses

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The first edition was not perfect but it still got some stunning reviews. Here are some of those...

The Best Time to Improve Your fingerpicking is Now!

This book is a timeless, proven method with a wealth of information that will transform your fingerpicking if you have struggled.

It comes with complete, step by step and easy to follow instructions ensuring your fingerpicking journey will be an enjoyable one!

Don`t wait around. If you have waited your whole life to play guitar, then you owe it yourself to learn in the most enjoyable way possible using a proven system.


100% Satisfaction 90-day Money Back Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't get improve your fingerpicking, have more fun and play with better technique in the next 90 days, just let us 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

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...

Frequently Asked Questions

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

"Hi Dan, I had the orginal Fingerstyle 101 about 5 years ago and liked it a lot - whats new in this version?

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

"Will there be a paperback version?

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

 I’ve played since I was 48, (56 now), consider myself an intermediate player, do you think I’ll get much from the book?"

"I’m not very computer savvy, is it hard to download/access"

"How long will it take to see results?"

All this can be yours, right now, for just $12! It's time to take action now and transform your guitar playing, fingerpicking and your happiness when playing the guitar.

P.S. This book is only available at this price and withe bonuses for a short period.  I absolutely guarantee it will change your guitar playing for the better. 

This book is the step by step plan needed.  You have a choice - be the guitarist you have always wanted to be or carry on struggling like most. There is no need to struggle.  Act now, while you can, while you are motivated and you can succeed.  

Remember, if you don`t I will refund every penny, no questions asked.  Learn the methods that over 100 of my others students have learnt and you too can start loving the guitar truly and have it love you back.  

You can be the guitarists you dream of being, have more fun, keep your brain sharp and many more hours of pleasure on the guitar.  

If you have felt like the ugly duckling of the guitar world before its time to become to beautiful swan and make some stunning graceful music.

In a nutshell, you will learn the exact steps on how to master fingerpicking from the ground up on step by step simple way... and finally have more fun on your acoustic guitar.

David Tatman - Student

Mike Bowker - student

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