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 this stunning song today...

  • Learn 10 of the most FUN, exciting and useful fingerpicking patterns that will allow you to play 1000's of songs and have more fun on the guitar
  • Discover how to fingerpick your guitar using a simple, step by step method that will help you avoid months and maybe even years of frustration
  • 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 these where you 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 which 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 with a big discount.

Simply click the link below to purchase. 

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.

...And because everybody learns differently, you can get either a paperback book OR the HD video course today

That's right.

After lots of demand, I have created both a paperback version of the course AND an online HD video version. 

If you prefer books, get the paperback.

If you prefer video, order the video course, where you can get instant access to the members' area, ask questions, track your progress, leave comments, interact with others. 

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

Below is a little more about the 3 unique parts of the course...

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 - learn how to play with great technique, be comfortable with the absolute 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 then 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 course. This includes how to learn faster, improve your memory, enjoy your practice sessions more and possibly even keep your brain age younger! Learn all of this in a fingerpicking context.
Fingerstyle 101 is specifically written 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 course I show you how to be creative while fingerpicking so you can get these big potential benefits.

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You are NOT too old to learn!

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 hopping around or using random YouTube videos where the instructor loses you along the way, then this course is for YOU.

It is time to STOP being a frustrated guitarist and instead become one who has a constant, happy smile and cherishes playing

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

A little jam with them if they play an instrument can mean lots of wonderful moments and memories.

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.

Don't waste time, don't waste 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 fraction of that price. 

Remember though, the small price for “Fingerstyle 101” will save you more than just money.

It will also save you a LOT of your precious time.

If you have waited until later on in life to learn guitar, don't waste any more time.

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 course.

If you like what you hear, you can be learning how to play these pieces, with proper technique and with the proper steps, in just a few minutes. Enjoy!

Plus, play the stunning "No Chord Fingerstyle" version of Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is one of the most beautiful songs of all time. 

When you join today, I'm going to teach you the EXACT arrangement from the video at the top of this page. 

It's perfect for beginners or if you struggle to play songs that sound like actual songs. You can get learning it TODAY within minutes and you'll start playing this beautiful and impressive song.

...But there are many other bonuses included too such as video lessons on chord changes, rhythm, and so much more.

Plus, Join the exclusive Facebook Group

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

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

There are 200+ dedicated members, all like you, mostly beginners who are learning later on in life, often in need of confidence and support - which the group has in spades.

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. 

For just one single small payment, and NO recurring fees... 
You can be reading this book or enjoying this course in just a minute

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

Originally, this was going to be a course with 10 different modules and costing $397.

I put the course on offer for a while, so that I could get it in as many guitarists hands as possible and...

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

Now today, you can buy either video course or the book, with a discount...

Only for a very limited time, so if you want it, act today, because, depending on when you are reading this, this offer might not be here tomorrow.


(Lifetime access)

  • HD Video Course with lifetime access
  • Improve your confidence, fix bad habits, and get a step-by-step plan
  • Download all the videos & TAB so you can learn at your own pace
  • Interact with others, track your progress, and ask questions inside the members' area
  • 90-Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

Normally $197 Today...



(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 
  • Improve your confidence, fix bad habits, and get a step-by-step plan
  • 100+ technique building audio tracks to jam along with
  • 90-Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee - and no need to return the book

Limited time - 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.

Both versions come with Free Membership to the Facebook Group ($27 Value) and a Collection of free bonuses worth $292

If you do NOT like technology, do not worry, using this course is super simple

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

You'll get an email address to contact us, where me or my technical support team will help you, so there will be no issues.

...but if you do have any issues, we will be on hand to solve them quickly!

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 course will help. 

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


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 another G.R.E.A.T. book. This is exactly what I, an old fart, need to boost my fingerstyle technique and motivation to practice."


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 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.

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 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 on 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. 

That means - I want to teach you how to play with better technique, reduce tension and pain, be comfortable on the guitar, 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

Here are a few more nice words from other happy fingerpickers...

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