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Excerpt from “Malaguena” “Estudio” “Ode to Joy” Basic Version “Ode to Joy” Intermediate Version Ultimate 3rds Challenge “Ode to Joy” Full Version “Teri’s Song” “Springtime” 6ths Etude 10ths Etude “Blackbird” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” “Joy to the World” “Silent Night” “Danny Boy” “Study in Am” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” “Malaguena” “Lagrima” “Canon in D” “Cello Suite No. 1 in C” “Carolina” “Habitat for Humanity Promo” Chords in G Progression “This Is My Father’s World” “Appalachian Morning” “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” Straight Version Chord Melody Song “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” Full Version “The Entertainer” Chords in E Progression “How Great Thou Art” “Paulette”

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...............................................................55 Session 6 (Fingerstyle Techniques)...........Table of Contents Session 1 (Basic Movements).........................................41 Session 5 (Classical Guitar).....12 Session 3 (3rds................................................................................................................... 6ths & 10ths...............................................................................................com ..................................................5 Session 2 (Training Your Hands)........................................... Oh My!).................................................77 Session 7 (Fingerstyle Jazz)...................................................................................................................................112 www..........LearnAndMaster..........................................................97 Session 8 (Advanced Fingerstyle)..................................................................................26 Session 4 (Fingerstyle Arranging)...............................

Classical Guitarist & Composer (1778–1838) FINGERSTYLE TECHNIQUE EXERCISES Finger Pattern 1: T-1-2-3 Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Session 1: Basic Movements 5 www.” Fernando Sor.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 1: Basic Movements Getting Your Hand Under Control “One must make of one’s fingers well-drilled soldiers.com .LearnAndMaster.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 4 Finger Pattern 2: T-3-2-1 Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Session 1: Basic Movements 6 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Finger Pattern 3: T-2-1-3 Exercise 1 Session 1: Basic Movements 7 www.

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com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle EXCERPT FROM “MALAGUENA” Track 1 “ESTUDIO” Track 2 Session 1: Basic Movements 9 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle “ODE TO JOY” (BASIC VERSION) Track 3 Session 1: Basic Movements 10 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 2 Minutes 10 Minutes Fingertip to Fingertip Warm-up Stretching Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Finger Pattern 1: Exercises 1–4 • Finger Pattern 2: Exercises 1–4 • Finger Pattern 3: Exercises 1–4 (Goal Tempo 92bpm) (Goal Tempo 92bpm) (Goal Tempo 92bpm) 15 Minutes Songs • “Ode to Joy” (Basic Version) • Review “Malaguena” and “Estudio” (Goal Tempo 80bpm) 3 Minutes Improvise creatively using the three finger patterns.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 2 Minutes 10 Minutes Hands to Wall Warm-up Stretching Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Finger Pattern 1: Exercises 1–3 • Finger Pattern 2: Exercises 1–2 • Finger Pattern 3: Exercises 1–2 (Goal Tempo 76bpm) (Goal Tempo 76bpm) (Goal Tempo 76bpm) Song 15 Minutes 3 Minutes • Excerpt from “Malaguena” • “Estudio” (Goal Tempo 104bpm) (Goal Tempo 92bpm) Improvise creatively using the three finger patterns.LearnAndMaster. Session 1: Basic Movements 11 www.

com .” Pat Donahue.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 2: Training Your Hands Putting Chords with Finger Patterns “There’s really no substitute for knowing the instrument. Grammy-Winning Fingerstyle Guitarist CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN C Chords in C: T-1-2-3 Exercise 1 Exercise 2: Adding Notes Session 2: Training Your Hands 12 www.LearnAndMaster.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5: Moving Bass Line Session 2: Training Your Hands 13 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 6: Pop Chord Progression Exercise 7: Jazz Chord Progression Session 2: Training Your Hands 14 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN G Chords in G: T-1-2-3 Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Session 2: Training Your Hands 15 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3: Arpeggiating with Chords Exercise 4: Pop Chord Progression with Syncopation Session 2: Training Your Hands 16 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 5: Pop Chord Progression with Arpeggios Exercise 6: Pop Chord Progression Melody Notes Ringing Out Session 2: Training Your Hands 17 www.

com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 7: Jazz Chord Progression CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN D Chords in D: T-3-2-1 Exercise 1 Exercise 2: Alternating Bass Line Session 2: Training Your Hands 18 www.LearnAndMaster.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3: Triplets with Syncopation Exercise 4: Adding Bass Line Exercise 5: Pop Triplet Arpeggios Session 2: Training Your Hands 19 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 6: Jazz Chord Progression CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN A Chords in A: T-3-2-1 Exercise 1 Exercise 2: Syncopation with Alternating Bass Session 2: Training Your Hands 20 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3: Rolling Syncopation with Alternating Bass Exercise 4 Exercise 5: Pop Chord Progression with Rolling Syncopation Session 2: Training Your Hands 21 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN E Chords in E: T-2-1-3 Exercise 1: Alternating Melody Notes Exercise 2: Moving Bass Line Session 2: Training Your Hands 22 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 3: Chords with Syncopation Exercise 4: Syncopated Chords with Arpeggios Session 2: Training Your Hands 23 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle ODE TO JOY (INTERMEDIATE VERSION) Track 4 Session 2: Training Your Hands 24 www.com .

1-5.LearnAndMaster. Ex. 7: 88bpm.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 2 Minutes 15 Minutes Steeple Stretch Warm-up Stretching Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Chords in C: Exercises 1–5 • Chords in G: Exercises 1–5  • Chords in D: Exercises 1–4 • Chords in A: Exercises 1–4 • Chords in E: Exercises 1–2 (Goal Tempo 80bpm) (Goal Tempo 80bpm) (Goal Tempo 80bpm) (Goal Tempo 80bpm) (Goal Tempo 80bpm) 10 Minutes Song Review “Ode to Joy” (Basic Version) 3 Minutes Make Up Your Own Fingerstyle Chord Progressions 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 2 Minutes 20 Minutes Spider Crawl Warm-up Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Chords in C: Exercises 1–7 • Chords in G: Exercises 1–7  • Chords in D: Exercises 1–6 • Chords in A: Exercises 1–5 • Chords in E: Exercises 1–4 (Goal Tempo 88bpm) (Goal Tempo Ex. 6: 66bpm) (Goal Tempo 88bpm) (Goal Tempo 88bpm) (Goal Tempo 88bpm) 5 Minutes Song • “Ode to Joy” (Intermediate Version) (Goal Tempo 92bpm) 3 Minutes Make Up Your Own Fingerstyle Chord Progressions Session 2: Training Your Hands 25 www.

You stop growing on the guitar when you quit exploring. Oh My! 26 www.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 3: 3rds. Oh My! Phil Keaggy.” INTERVALS: 3RDS 3rds Form 1 Root on 6th String: 3rds in G Root on 5th String: 3rds in C Root on 4th String: 3rds in E Session 3: 3rds. 6ths & 10ths. Legendary Fingerstyle Guitarist The Most Important Intervals You Need to Know “Let the music take you somewhere. 6ths & 10ths.LearnAndMaster.

Oh My! 27 www.LearnAndMaster. 6ths & 10ths.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Root on 2nd String: 3rds in D 3rds Form 2 Root on 3rd String: 3rds in A INTERVALS: 6THS 6ths Form 1 Root on 4th String: 6ths in E Session 3: 3rds.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Root on 3rd String: 6ths in A 6ths Form 2 Root on 2nd String: 6ths in C Root on 1st String: 6ths in F Session 3: 3rds.com . Oh My! 28 www.LearnAndMaster. 6ths & 10ths.

LearnAndMaster. 6ths & 10ths. Oh My! 29 www.Learn and Master Fingerstyle INTERVALS: 10THS 10ths Form 1 Root on 6th String: 10ths in F 10ths Form 2 Root on 5th String: 10ths in Bb Root on 4th String: 10ths in E Session 3: 3rds.com .

com . Oh My! 30 www. 6ths & 10ths.Learn and Master Fingerstyle WORKING WITH INTERVALS Silent Night: Original Melody Silent Night: With Intervals Happy Birthday: Original Melody Session 3: 3rds.LearnAndMaster.

com . Oh My! 31 www.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Happy Birthday: With Intervals INCREASING FINGER FLEXIBILITY EXERCISE Session 3: 3rds.LearnAndMaster. 6ths & 10ths.

Oh My! 32 www. 6ths & 10ths.LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle ULTIMATE 3RDS CHALLENGE Track 5 Session 3: 3rds.com .

Oh My! 33 www.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “ODE TO JOY” (FULL VERSION) Track 6 Session 3: 3rds.LearnAndMaster.com . 6ths & 10ths.

6ths & 10ths.com . Oh My! 34 www.LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “TERI’S SONG” Track 7 Session 3: 3rds.

Oh My! 35 www. 6ths & 10ths.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “SPRINGTIME” Track 8 Session 3: 3rds.LearnAndMaster.

Oh My! 36 www.com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle 6THS ETUDE Track 9 10THS ETUDE Track 10 Session 3: 3rds. 6ths & 10ths.

6ths & 10ths. Oh My! 37 www.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “BLACKBIRD” Track 11 Session 3: 3rds.com .LearnAndMaster.

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com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Increasing Finger Flexibility Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Root on the 6th String: 3rds in G • Root on the 6th String: 3rds in Bb • Root on the 5th String: 3rds in C • Root on the 5th String: 3rds in D • Root on the 4th String: 3rds in F • Root on the 2nd String: 3rds in F • Root on the 3rd String: 3rds in A • Root on the 3rd String: 3rds in C • Ultimate 3rds Challenge (Goal Tempo 76bpm) 15 Minutes Songs • “Ode to Joy” (Full Version) • “Teri’s Song” • “Springtime” (Goal Tempo 100bpm) (Goal Tempo 84bpm) (Goal Tempo 88bpm) Session 3: 3rds.LearnAndMaster. 6ths & 10ths. Oh My! 39 www.

Oh My! 40 www. and 10ths Session 3: 3rds. “Springtime” • “Blackbird” (Goal Tempo 92bpm) 4 Minutes Improvise Your Own Progressions Using 3rds. “Teri’s Song”. 6ths.Learn and Master Fingerstyle 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 1 Minute 10 Minutes Hand Shake Warm-up Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Root on the 4th String: 6ths in E • Root on the 4th String: 6ths in F • Root on the 3rd String: 6ths in C • Root on the 2nd String: 6ths in C • Root on the 2nd String: 6ths in D • Root on the 1st String: 6ths in F • Root on the 1st String: 6ths in Ab • 6ths Etude • Root on the 6th String: 10ths in F • Root on the 6th String: 10ths in G • Root on the 5th String: 10ths in Bb • 10ths Etude (Goal Tempo 76bpm) (Goal Tempo 76bpm) 15 Minutes Songs Review “Ode to Joy”.LearnAndMaster.com . 6ths & 10ths.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 4: Fingerstyle Arranging Turning a Melody into a Solo Guitar Arrangement “Our musical minds know everything they have ever heard.com .LearnAndMaster. US Fingerstyle Guitar Champion ARRANGING EXERCISES “Silent Night”: Original Melody “Silent Night”: Add Bass Notes “Silent Night”: Add Chords Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 41 www.” Chris Proctor. while our hands know only what we’ve trained them to do.

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“Happy Birthday”: Original Melody

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“Happy Birthday”: Embellished Chords

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Learn and Master Fingerstyle “JOY TO THE WORLD” Track 13 Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 47 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “JOY TO THE WORLD” Track 13 (...continued) Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 48 www.

com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “SILENT NIGHT” Track 14 Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 49 www.LearnAndMaster.

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LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “DANNY BOY” Track 15 Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 51 www.com .

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com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Fingerstyle Picking Exercise Using T-1-2 Improving Your Skill Exercises • “Silent Night”: Add Bass Notes • “Happy Birthday”: Add Bass Notes  10 Minutes Songs • “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” • “Joy to the World” (Goal Tempo 100bpm) (Goal Tempo 100bpm) 5 Minutes Pick Two Familiar Melodies and Add Bass Notes to Create a Simple Arrangement 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Tremolo Picking Exercise: 1-2-3 on Same String & Thumb on Various Strings Improving Your Skill Exercises • “Silent Night”: Add Chords • “Silent Night”: Arpeggios  • “Happy Birthday”: Add Chords • “Happy Birthday”: Arpeggios • “Happy Birthday”: Embellished Chords 15 Minutes Song • Review “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” and “Joy to the World” • “Silent Night” • “Danny Boy” (Goal Temp 76bpm) (Goal Tempo 104bpm) Session 4: Fingerstyle Arranging 54 www.

” GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Session 5: Classical Guitar 55 www.LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 5: Classical Guitar Anonymous Nylon String Guitar Technique & Timeless Classical Guitar Songs “Play the music.com . not the instrument.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6 Session 5: Classical Guitar 56 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 7 Exercise 8 Exercise 9 Session 5: Classical Guitar 57 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 10 Exercise 11 Exercise 12 Session 5: Classical Guitar 58 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 13 Exercise 14 Exercise 15 Session 5: Classical Guitar 59 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 16 Exercise 17 Exercise 18 Session 5: Classical Guitar 60 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 19 Exercise 20 Exercise 21 Session 5: Classical Guitar 61 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle GIULIANI STUDIES Exercise 22 Exercise 23 Session 5: Classical Guitar 62 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 24 FINGER GYMNASTICS EXERCISE Session 5: Classical Guitar 63 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle “STUDY IN Am” Track 16 Session 5: Classical Guitar 64 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle “JESU.com .LearnAndMaster. JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING” Track 17 Session 5: Classical Guitar 65 www.

com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “MALAGUENA” Track 18 Session 5: Classical Guitar 66 www.LearnAndMaster.

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com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “LAGRIMA” Track 19 Session 5: Classical Guitar 70 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “CANON IN D” Track 20 Session 5: Classical Guitar 71 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle “CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN C” Track 21 Session 5: Classical Guitar 72 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

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LearnAndMaster. 1 in C” (Goal Tempo: Eighth=105bpm) (Goal Tempo: Eighth=112bpm) Session 5: Classical Guitar 76 www.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Finger Gymnastics Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Giuliani Studies: Exercises 1–10 15 Minutes Songs • Review “Study in Am” and “Jesu.com . Joy of Man’s Desiring” • “ Malaguena” • “ Lagrima” (Goal Tempo: 90bpm) 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 1 Minute 14 Minutes Fingertip-to-Fingertip Stretching Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Review Giuliani Studies: Exercises 1–10 • Giuliani Studies: Exercises 11–24  15 Minutes Song • Review “Malaguena” and “Lagrima” • “Canon in D” • “Cello Suite No.

” Jascha Heifetz.com .LearnAndMaster. If I don’t practice three days. I know it. World-Renowned Violinist HAMMER-ON EXERCISES Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3: Open String Triplets with Em Pentatonic Scale Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 77 www. If I don’t practice two days.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 6: Fingerstyle Techniques Hammer-ons. the critics know it. Pull-offs. the public knows it. Harmonics and More “If I don’t practice one day.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 4: Open String Triplets with the Next Em Pentatonic Form Exercise 5: Descending Triplets from Em Pentatonic Form PULL-OFF EXERCISES Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 78 www.

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Exercise 3: Descending Triplets from Em Pentatonic Form

Exercise 4: Descending Triplets from Next Em Pentatonic Form

HARMONICS EXERCISES
Exercise 1: Natural Harmonics

Exercise 2: G Major Scale in Harmonics

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Harmonics Lick in D

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com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Descending with Pull-offs Hammer-ons and Pull-offs Basic Lick: D7 to G Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 84 www.LearnAndMaster.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Advanced Lick: D7 to G OPEN POSITION RUNS IN D OR Bm Ascending with Hammer-ons Descending with Pull-offs Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 85 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Hammer-ons and Pull-offs Basic Lick: A7 to D Advanced Lick: A7 to D Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 86 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Finger Patterns and Combinations WARM-UP EXERCISES Hammer-ons Ascending Exercise Pull-offs Descending Exercise Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 87 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “CAROLINA” Track 22 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 88 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROMO Track 23 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 89 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

com ..continued) Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 90 www.LearnAndMaster..Learn and Master Fingerstyle HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROMO Track 23 (.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle CHORDS IN G PROGRESSION Track 24 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 91 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD” Track 25 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 92 www.

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com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “APPALACHIAN MORNING” Track 26 Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 94 www.

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G and Em • Open Position Runs in C Exercises & Licks • Open Position Runs in G Exercises & Licks • Open Position Runs in D Exercises & Licks (Goal Tempo 108bpm) (Goal Tempo 108bpm) 15 Minutes Songs • Review “Carolina” and Habitat for Humanity Promo • Chords in G Progression • “This is My Father’s World” • “Appalachian Morning” (Goal Tempo 70bpm) (Goal Tempo 90bpm) Session 6: Fingerstyle Techniques 96 www.LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Hammer-on Ascending Warm-up Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Hammer-on Exercises 1–2 • Pull-off Exercises 1–2  • Open Position Runs in C Exercises • Open Position Runs in G Exercises • Open Position Runs in D Exercises 10 Minutes Songs • “Carolina” • Habitat for Humanity Promo (Goal Tempo 120bpm) (Goal Tempo 93bpm) 5 Minutes Improvise Patterns using Hammer-ons and Pull-offs 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Pull-offs Descending Warm-up Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • Hammer-on Exercises 1–5 • Pull-off Exercises 1–4  • Harmonics Exercises 1–3 • Harmonic Licks in D.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 7: Fingerstyle Jazz Jazz Chords.” Joe Pass. Chord Melody. Adding Walking Bass Lines “Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour.LearnAndMaster. Fingerstyle Jazz Guitarist JAZZ CHORD FAMILIES 6th String Root: Fmaj7 Form Family 5th String Root: Bbmaj7 Form Family Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 97 www.com . without a rhythm section or anything.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle 5th String Root: Cmaj7 Form Family (Inside 4 Strings Voicing) 4th String Root: Ebmaj7 Form Family ADDING COLOR TONES EXERCISES Exercise 1 Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 98 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 99 www.

com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle JAZZ CHORD MELODY EXERCISES Exercise 1: Chord Melody Notes Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 100 www.LearnAndMaster.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 2: Creating a Chord Melody Exercise 3 Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 101 www.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle ADDING A BASS LINE EXERCISES Exercise 1: Whole Notes with Quarter Notes in Bass Exercise 2: Syncopated Rhythm Exercise 3: Half Notes with Walking Bass Line Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 102 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 4: Syncopated Rhythm with Walking Bass Line Exercise 5: Syncopation with Chromatic Bass Line Exercise 6: Half Notes with Walking Bass Line Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 103 www.LearnAndMaster.com .

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 7: Syncopation with Walking Bass Line Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 104 www.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA” (STRAIGHT VERSION) Track 27 Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 105 www.

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com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle CHORD MELODY SONG Track 28 Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 107 www.LearnAndMaster.

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com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA” (FULL VERSION) Track 29 (..LearnAndMaster..continued) Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 109 www.

• Adjust a 5th string root inside voicing Cmaj7 to create Cmaj9.com . o Play same family in other keys like F or Ab. • Adjust a 6th string Gm7 form to create a Gm9 and Gm11. • Adjust a 6th string Gmaj7 form to create a Gmaj9. (Goal Tempo 60bpm) (Goal Tempo 60bpm) o Play same family in other keys like D or F.LearnAndMaster. • Adjust a 6th string C7 form to create a C9 and C13. • Adding Color Tone Exercises 1–2 • Chord Melody Exercise 1 • Adding a Bass Line Exercises 1–2 (Goal Tempo 60bpm) 10 Minutes Song • “Back Home Again in Indiana” (Straight Version) (Goal Tempo 184bpm) 3 Minutes Improvise Chord Melodies Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 110 www. • 5th String Root: Bbmaj7 Form Family • 4th String Root: Ebmaj7 Form Family • Adjust a 5th string root barre Cmaj7 to create Cmaj9. and Gmaj13.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 2 Minutes 15 Minutes Major Scales with Swing Feel Improving Your Skill Exercises • 6th String Root: Fmaj7 Form Family o Play same family in other keys like G or A. G6.

• Adding Color Tones Exercises 1–3 • Chord Melody Exercises 1–3 • Adding a Bass Line Exercises 1–7 15 Minutes Songs • Chord Melody Song • Review “Back Home Again in Indiana” (Straight Version) • “Back Home Again in Indiana” (Full Version) (Goal Tempo 92bpm) (Goal Tempo 196bpm) Session 7: Fingerstyle Jazz 111 www. (Goal Tempo 92bpm) o Play same family in the key of Ab in 3rds. (Goal Tempo 92bpm) • 5th String Root: Bbmaj7 Form Family o Play same family in the key of D.Learn and Master Fingerstyle 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Major Scales in Octaves Warm-up Exercise Improving Your Skill Exercises • 5th String Root: Cmaj7 Form Family (Inside 4 Strings Voicing) o Play chords ascending and descending.com . o Play chords jumping in 3rds ascending & descending. • 4th String Root: Ebmaj7 Form Family o Play same family in the key of Bb as far up and down the neck as possible.LearnAndMaster.

and Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques That’s the way it’s supposed to be.com .” Chet Atkins. but the music lives on. Merle Travis. The players come and go.Learn and Master Fingerstyle SESSION 8: Advanced Fingerstyle Pop Fingerstyle. Grammy-Winning Guitarist and Producer POP FINGERSTYLE Pop Open String Chords: E5 Form Family Pop Open String Chords: F#m11 Form Family Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 112 www.LearnAndMaster.

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Pop Open String Chords: G Triads with Open G Family Pop Open String Chords: Major 2 Chords Pop Open String Chords: Minor 11 Chords Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 113 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle POP FINGERSTYLE PROGRESSIONS Pop Fingerstyle Progression 1 Pop Fingerstyle Progression 2 Pop Fingerstyle Progression 3 Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 114 www.

LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle MERLE TRAVIS TECHNIQUE Exercise 1: The Bass Line Exercise 2: Adding Chords Over Bass Line Exercise 3: Alternating Chords and Bass Line Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 115 www.com .

Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 4: Arpeggiating the Chords Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 116 www.com .LearnAndMaster.

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 5: Adding Syncopation and Chromatic Bass Line Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 117 www.

LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle Exercise 6: Add Moving Melody Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 118 www.com .

com .LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle PULL-OFFS TO OPEN STRINGS E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Eighths E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Triplets Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 119 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Sixteenths Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 120 www.

LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle E Minor 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Sixteenths WARM-UP EXERCISE Phil Keaggy Chord Stretches Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 121 www.

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LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle CHORDS IN E PROGRESSION Track 31 Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 125 www.com .

LearnAndMaster.Learn and Master Fingerstyle “HOW GREAT THOU ART” Track 32 Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 126 www.com .

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com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle “PAULETTE” Track 33 Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 129 www.LearnAndMaster.

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LearnAndMaster.com .Learn and Master Fingerstyle SUGGESTED PRACTICE ROUTINES 30 Minute Beginning Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Phil Keaggy Chord Stretches Improving Your Skill Exercises • Pop Fingerstyle Progressions 1–3 • Merle Travis Exercises 1–4 • Pull-offs to Open Strings Exercises o E Major Scale in 6ths o E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Eighths o E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Triplets o E Major 6ths Open String Pull-offs in Sixteenths o Play same exercises in A Major (Goal Tempo Half Notes/66bpm) 10 Minutes Songs • “The Entertainer” (Goal Tempo: Eighth=120) 5 Minutes Improvise Using the Pop Chords and Pull-offs to Open Strings 30 Minute Advanced Practice Routine 5 Minutes 10 Minutes Phil Keaggy Chord Stretches Improving Your Skill Exercises • Chords in E Progression • Merle Travis Exercises 1–6 (Goal Tempo 80bpm) 15 Minutes Songs • Review “The Entertainer” • “How Great Thou Art” • “Paulette” (Goal Tempo 134bpm) Session 8: Advanced Fingerstyle 135 www.

com Gibson ES 335 Semi-Hollowbody Guitar www.com Yamaha Nylon String Classical Guitar http://usa.yamaha.Gibson.com LR Baggs Pickups www.Fishman. Director Paul Williams Special Guests Phil Keaggy Pierre Bensusan Thom Bresh Editors Paul Williams Tyler Torti Audio Engineer Garrett Hestla Graphic Design/Photography Cameron Powell Guitars/Gear McPherson Steel String Guitar www.Credits Executive Producer Gabriel Smith Producer Emily Garman Author Steve Krenz All music and arrangements by Steve Krenz unless otherwise notated.com Gibson L5 Jazz Archtop Guitar www.com Polytone Jazz Amp www.LRBaggs.polytoneamps.com Fishman Aura Spectrum DI www.com Georgels Guitar Cables www.com Gibson J-45 Steel String Guitar www.com .GeorgeLs.Gibson.Gibson.McPhersonGuitars.

discussion board. touched on in this course. a life’s work of my approach to fingerstyle guitar. and thirst for learning are a daily inspiration to me. I thoroughly enjoy watching you become the men you are supposed to be. support of my efforts. I pray that this course will be a blessing to those who learn from it as well as to those of us who have labored to provide it—illuminate the ideas within it so that great music is made. to Emily Garman and Paul Williams for endless.Thanks I am profoundly thankful to the Lord for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing endeavor of teaching people how to play guitar and make music. . frustrating hours of editing and.” Thanks to my amazingly talented boys. There is hardly any aspect of my fingerstyle playing that is not. going through numerous forms until it ended up being what you see here. Thanks to all my coworkers at Legacy Learning Systems and their commitment to put out quality educational materials. dealing with my numerous strengths and weaknesses—you are a joy to work with. I am quite pleased of all that made it on the video and in this book. and insight in sharing during the interviews as part of our live lessons. Thanks to my wonderful wife for her persistent belief and encouragement that I could come to Nashville and be a “guitar player. I am daily humbled and honored to be able to help so many people make the music that is inside of them. Thanks to my parents for all those years of guitar lessons and to the best guitar teacher I ever knew—Johnny Frisco. This course is. Pierre Bensusan. my co-laborer in this work. and live lessons. This fingerstyle course was several years in the making. and heart for education have truly brought “dreams within reach” for countless people all over the world. once again. in some way. A special thanks to Gabriel Smith. I sincerely hope we have many more opportunities to work together. quite literally. especially. and Thom Bresh for your graciousness. A final thank you to the amazing friends that are part of our Learn & Master Guitar family. Thanks. humor. Thanks to Phil Keaggy. Your support. encouragement. Your friendship.

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