Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists over 40... Are you tired of YouTube, being frustrated when you fingerpick, and having no plan to follow?

Learn How a Simple yet Rarely Known Teaching Method Transformed a Fingerpicking Guitarist's Playing for Less Than the Price of a Pack of Strings

You too can play guitar with better technique, more confidence, and have more fun with just 20 minutes of proper practice per day...

...even if you believe you have "no ear for music", you are "too old to learn" or you have "no natural talent".

  • Learn 10 of the most FUN, exciting, and useful fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000s of songs and have more fun on the guitar
  • Discover how to fingerpick your guitar using a simple, step-by-step method that will help you avoid months and maybe even years of frustration
  • Learn how to play without pain, meaning no more sore fingers, and with minimal discomfort so you can actually make music that YOU enjoy

It's all in Fingerstyle 101, the brand-new and exciting second edition, OUT NOW!

From the studio of guitar teacher, Dan Thorpe...

Dear fingerpicking guitarist,

If you don't already know, I'm Dan Thorpe, I'm NOT a world-famous guitarist and I don't have a degree in music.

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

....aged 40+ how to fingerpick properly, play with great technique and learn guitar in the most fun way possible so they love every second of their playing.

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

So many guitarists out there are struggling. 

You may be one of those who play guitar so quietly as you fear somebody may hear you.

You may feel unmusical and talentless.

You might even struggle alone each day, wondering why you can't do it and...

Why all the time and money you wasted on courses, books and YouTube still don't help.

I know I did. 

The truth is, we all feel that way, and eventually, some guitarists overcome their hurdles but more often than not...

The guitar just gets locked away in the attic...

Along with a lifelong desire of being able to play beautiful music for themselves, BUT did you know...

The problem is NOT with the student.

The real problem is the fact that most guitar tuition is too random and...

There is no precise plan for the student to follow.

Beginner and struggling guitarists need guidance, a clear path to follow, and a plan. 

I know this from my many 1000s of hours of teaching real people, but...

Now, this clear path has been put together in a course that covers these bases and much more...

All in a step-by-step method taking you from lost or confused...

...To helping you become the fingerpicking guitarist you have dreamt of being...

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

Fingerstyle 101 (2nd edition) is an easy-to-follow course all laid out for you in a simple-to-follow way.

Here are just some of the things you will learn in the course:

  • A brand-new and massively updated version that features a wealth of new techniques, fingerpicking patterns, fun tips, and more (over 3 times the content of the original edition), giving you a complete guide to fingerpicking guitar.
  • Learn 10 stunning fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000s of songs. These are probably the only patterns you will ever need to know, yet some are rarely taught.
  • Specifically written for those over 40 and learning later on in life - this means you will learn the patterns and techniques needed to play the styles you love - e.g. folk, classic pop, Travis picking, and more... 
  • Discover my unique "T.E.S.T. Method" of learning fingerpicking guitar - a hybrid "best of the best" method, combining proper technique with a laid back yet scientifically proven method of learning.
  • Learn the exact techniques that the pros use - techniques that legends such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, and many more use to fingerpick to a high standard.
  • How to play without pain, meaning no more sore fingers, no more frustration so you can move your fingers with real freedom... possibly for the first time.
  • A 20-minute-per-day routine to practise these methods -  yes it takes practice, but the plan is here for you so you will NOT need to look at YouTube or random lessons anymore.
  • Learn a collection of unique, beautiful, and enjoyable fingerpicking arrangements. These will give you years of enjoyment and teach you many new skills that are applicable to the songs you love.
  • The 7 deadly fingerpicking mistakes and how to fix them - these are the 7 big issues that all fingerpickers struggle with but are all fixable with a little practice (the first step is knowing what they are).
  • Learn the two most useful, common, and exciting "Travis picking" patterns you likely ever need to know to allow you to play loads of classic songs and ideas.
  • The most destructive bad habit that 99% of beginner fingerpickers struggle with and the specific steps to fix it (warning - this habit ruins the day-to-day playing for most guitarists).
  • How to reduce your brain age - do this simple fingerpicking exercise each day and science has proven that it could possibly reduce your brain age by up to ten years.
  • Learn the mostly unknown method that seasoned fingerpickers use, which allows them to rarely have to look back and forth at each hand when fingerpicking.
  • Find out how to build up speed using patterns such as the "Cascading" and "Romanza" patterns.
  • Discover my "three levels" of learning the fingerpicking patterns, making them much easier to learn than the way most people teach.
  • How to combine chords and melody at the same time - like guitarists such as Ralph McTell and Paul Simon do.
  • Over 80 audio examples with notation, tab, and full audio (normal and slow speeds) and a printable "tab pdf" - all ensuring no stone is left unturned, so you learn the materials in the most effective way possible.

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

For a limited time, get all of the above right now for free.

Simply click the link below to purchase. 

You Just Pay $7.95 To Cover The Cost Of Shipping

Remember, if you are over 40, have slogged away for ages and YET you still find fingerpicking hard, you will find this course a breath of fresh air.

"I needed this book 60 years ago."

"Following Dan's teaching has become a daily pleasure. Anyone young or 80 like me can use this with confidence"

Ian Laing (5-star reviewer)

...Because everybody learns differently you can go at your own pace

Everything in the course is organised in order of difficulty in 3 parts from the absolute basics up ...making the journey for you more fun!

  1. 1
    Part I - Learn the fundamentals of fingerpicking - how to play with great technique, be comfortable with the basics, fix the most common fingerpicking mistakes, and have the tools needed to get a rock-solid foundation to fingerpick to a high standard.
  2. 2
    Part II - Discover the 10 most exciting, fun, and beautiful fingerpicking patterns - all taught with fun examples and all starting off in a super simple way and getting progressively harder. This will allow you to play beautiful music at your current skill level and develop as you go through the course. 
  3. 3
    Part III - How to develop as a fingerpicking guitarist consistently even when you have finished the book. This includes how to learn faster, improve your memory, be more motivated, and enjoy your practice sessions more. Learn all of this in a fingerpicking context.

Make improvements in 3 days or less.

Yes, this is possible. The very first lesson will teach you how to STOP pressing the strings so hard. This means you can relax, enjoy your playing, change chords faster, end finger soreness, and more.

...This lesson takes just a few minutes to learn and you can apply it to your playing, giving you instant results.

This tip along with the 4 tips that follow will be like dynamite for your playing... And combined they will allow you to see significant improvements in your playing in just 3 days or less...

...All I ask is that you cover the cost of shipping and handling BUT if you don't enjoy the book for any reason...

You have a 90-day money-back guarantee so you can get an instant refund on the cost of shipping.

You won't even have to return the book.

Simply email us (on the email address provided) and we will refund you immediately. This might sound a bit crazy but that is how confident I am you will love it. Read on for more below....

Fingerstyle 101 is specifically for those who are 40+, new to fingerpicking, or have struggled with it in the past

The good news about learning an instrument is that it is good for your brain.

A recent BBC study* on identical twins even showed that doing something creative each day can reduce your brain age by 6 years in just one month!

The guitar is perfect for this sort of creativity.

In the book, I will show you how to be creative while fingerpicking so you can get these big potential benefits.

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Speaking of age, you are NOT too old to learn. Here's why...

Age is not a barrier. 

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

Everyone has doubts but YOU do have the ability to be a good guitarist and have fun on the guitar.

I have taught dozens of guitarists who started when they were over 60. They doubted they were good enough at first but they made it. 

The only caveats are NOT giving up and using a proper plan/proven method - both certainly make the journey easier. 

If you are fed up of feeling lost, unmotivated, or using random YouTube videos where the instructor loses you along the way, then this course is for YOU.

STOP being a frustrated guitarist and instead cherish your playing with a consistent, happy smile

How cool would it be to spend some time playing guitar with your child or grandchild?

A little jam with them, if they play an instrument, can mean lots of wonderful moments and memories, especially if you struggle to find time to play.

If you have struggled with fingerpicking previously, remember, you too can go from frustrated to happy and have more fun on the guitar, both on your own and with your family...

Just like I have with my own son, Archie.

Remember, if you are over 40, have slogged away for ages and YET you still find fingerpicking hard, you will find this course a breath of fresh air.

Don't waste any more time, don't waste any more money - Instead use a proven step-by-step fingerpicking plan

This course is full of years (and thousands of hours) worth of lessons and advice. 

You could pay me $5000+ per year in-person to learn these things just like my private students do...

Or you could get the course today at a 0.16% of that price (the cost of shipping the book to you).

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.

Listen to a few snippets of some of the audio examples here

Below is a little track featuring just some of the examples taken from the book. (Don't forget it comes with all the audio).

If you like what you hear, you can be learning how to play these pieces with proper technique. Plus, you will get slowed down versions of these tracks making them easier to play along with.

Join a fun support network with the exclusive Facebook Group for FREE

If you ever feel lonely learning guitar, having a community to support and help you along the way is key.

A big bonus when you get the book today, is that you can join my exclusive Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group. 

There are 1600+ dedicated members, all like you. Some are intermediate players but most are beginners who are learning later on in life, often in need of confidence and support.

You can join me and the other members today, where you will get excited to use the book and be part of a fun community.

Everyone is kind, supportive and even though the group is pretty new, so far there have been some wonderful tips and insights shared by other members. 

Take a look below...

Save weeks and even months of frustration as you can now get ALL your guitar playing questions answered

We all know having someone to turn to is invaluable.

Inside the Facebook group you will get ALL of your fingerpicking questions. You can utilize my 10,000+ hours of teaching experience AND the collective experience of the whole group.

This is far less frustrating than trying to figure it out on your own. 

Plus, as the group is a private group exclusively for those who have the book, you can rest assured it is high quality and 100% relevant to you.

By the way, if you order today, not only will you get the book but you will get instant access to these... 

Originally, this was going to be a course with 10 different modules and costing $297.

Instead I compiled these lessons into an easy-to-follow book that for a short time I will offer for FREE, so that I can get it in as many guitarists' hands as possible and...

Help as many of you struggling players out there as I can.

I only ask that you help me cover the printing and postage costs of $7.95 to anywhere in the U.S. (or $17.95 to anywhere else in the world).

Improve your playing for just one single small payment, and NO recurring fees

You will just pay once for this course and there are NO recurring payments.

I've got a 1000 copies printed and waiting to be dispatched by the publisher in New York.

Once these copies run out, I may order more from the publisher, but beware that will take a few weeks. 

So if you want to improve your playing today, don't wait around. 

...And don't forget you can get an instant money back guarantee on the cost of shipping when you order today.

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Just cover the small cost of shipping

Click the big yellow button below to immediately go to the checkout page and grab your copy today. Once you do that, my publisher will immediately process and start to ship your order to you today.

*Order before 3 PM EST and we will post it out today - if you order later, no worries, we will post it out first thing tomorrow. 

  • Make improvements to your fingerpicking and all-round guitar playing in 3 days or less... guaranteed
  • Learn the pro secrets to fingerpicking with a 20-minute per day routine
  • Fix your technique, break bad habits, and play with more joy
  • Learn 10 beautiful patterns allowing you to play 1000s of songs
  • Suitable if you are 40+ and feel like you have "no ear for music" or lack belief
  • A step-by-step guide you can place on your music stand
  • Exclusive Private Membership to the Facebook Group
  • Collection of free bonuses worth $292
  • 90-Day No Questions Money-Back Guarantee

Once you hit the "YES, RESERVE MY FREE COPY NOW" button this is what will happen...

On the next page, you will simply fill out your details and payment to cover the cost of shipping and handling (which is just $7.95 in the U.S. or $17.95 anywhere else). 

...Then your order will be dispatched today (if before 3 PM EST) or first thing tomorrow. 

You can expect to get the book within 4-6 days, but you will have the option to take the offer of the new HD video and PDF version of the course so you can begin right away. That offer is purely optional. 

While you wait for the book to arrive, you will be given the link to join the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group to get started in the community right away.

Inside the group you'll see many of these members doubted themselves at first, and believed they were not good enough BUT... 

Thankfully those students took the chance and have never looked back

I hope you give Fingerstyle 101 a try too because...

For the small cost of shipping the book to you, you can have this step-by-step course in your hands and make progress within 3 days

...And this progress will last a lifetime. That's because we will get you playing with good technique and making good habits so playing guitar will be an absolute joy for you.

You will have in your hands, a confidence-building, clear, and concise guide to fingerpicking and playing beautiful music on your guitar within just a few days but you can begin with the Facebook group immediately....

Remember, the best time to improve your fingerpicking is NOW.

If you feel you aren't where you should be by now, don't waste any more time, this book will help so give it a go today...

There is NO catch!

We all know there are websites promising you "freebies" or 1 free month but then they secretly stick you into a program that charges your card every month.

This is NOT one of them. 

There's NO hidden "continuity program" or anything like that - but in case you're wondering why I'm doing this...

Well, there are actually a few reasons...

  • I've taught over 120 students who were all learning later on in life and I know how frustrating guitar playing can be. I want to help you at each step of the journey.
  • My hope is that you will love this book and then try out my other products and coaching further down the line. 
  • It's my way of giving back. I'm incredibly lucky that I get to make a good living from teaching guitar, and feel it's my duty to give back (plus I love it).

If you feel you aren't where you should be by now, don't waste any more time, this book will help so give it a go today...

Here's some feedback from students


Harrogate, UK

Dan’s second edition of Fingerstyle 101 has been tweaked  by  constructive customer feedback to develop the fingerpicking patterns to an even higher level than thought possible.

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


Pasadena, CA

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


Newtownards, NI

Over the years, I have seen and attempted to follow several finger-picking guides but yours is succinct and very accessible. The text reads very well and is 'personable' - I get the feeling that you really do want your readers to achieve."

I have used several of Dan’s (books). In my opinion, the second edition of Fingerstyle 101 is his best yet. The first edition was widely praised and became an Amazon bestseller.

The second edition is even better. It has even more practical tips and advice on mistakes to avoid.

It is ridiculously good value bearing in mind that it comes with downloadable PDFs of all the exercises." - Mike Barron (Southampton, UK)

Beware! Fingerstyle 101 is NOT for very advanced players or those who want a "quick fix"

If you have played for decades, or you can play loads of songs and are 100% comfortable with fingerpicking, you may learn a few tricks, but the course is probably not for you.

If you want to play like Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel or James Taylor in an hour, let me tell you, that ain't gonna happen. 

The course is definitely NOT a quick fix but if you want an enjoyable and easy-to-follow plan you can use at your own pace for your fingerpicking success, then this is for you. 

A post from a happy student in the exclusive, Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee. If you don't improve your fingerpicking, have more fun, and play with better technique in the next 90 days, just let me know and I will send you a prompt refund immediately, no questions asked.

You won't even have to return the book.

Simply email us (on the email address provided) and we will discreetly refund you immediately. This might sound a bit crazy but that is how confident I am you will love it. 
I have no problem offering this kind of guarantee. Why?

The techniques I use to teach guitar have worked repeatedly for countless students of my own in my studio. I know these techniques work. They'll work for you too. Because of this guarantee, there is no risk to you ordering this right now.

If you want to get the course, don't hang around, and if you have wanted to improve on the guitar for some time, go for it - you deserve it.

Dan Thorpe


Dan Thorpe


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

I used to struggle with the guitar. I don't want you to struggle like I did.

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

I want to teach you how to play with better technique, reduce tension and pain, be comfortable on the guitar, and learn songs faster.

Ultimately, my mission is to help you have much more fun fingerpicking on your guitar so you can cherish every moment with this wonderful instrument...

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

Dan Thorpe

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*The BBC study on brain health was created as part of The Twinstitute series - Episode 4 of Series 1, first aired in 2019