Classical Style Fingerpicking For All Guitarists Pt.1

In this free video guitar lesson we will learn some cool classical style fingerpicking techniques that can be applied to virtually all styles of music.

The music example that I am teaching during this free video guitar lesson is a segment of a piece of music by Mauro Guiliani called "Grand Overture". Mauro Guiliani is an Italian born classical guitarist who virtually invented how the classical guitar was played and practiced in the early 1700's.

This kind of fingerpicking study can help every player develop a more fluent fingerpicking technique no matter what style of music they play.

The patterns shown in this free video guitar lesson also make a great workout for travis picking. Travis picking is a popular fingerpicking style used by many famous guitarists including Lindsey Buckingham, Chet Atkins, Kansas and of course it's namesake Merle Travis.

Whatever style of music you want to use with fingerpicking, I feel these patterns will make a great addition to your practice routine.

Don't forget to download the TAB PDF for this lesson since its shows in detailĂ‚  not only the correct notes, but also all of the fingerings for the fingerpicking.

Classical Style Fingerpicking Pt.1 TAB PDF

Hope everyone enjoys this new fingerpicking series. Many more are on the way!!

If these free lessons help you, please donate to keep new ones coming daily. Thanks!! 🙂

Donate to GuitarLessons365
Other Amount:

Classical Style Fingerpicking Pt.1


  1. […] Yesterday’s lesson is a nice one to check out if you’re looking for a fingerstyle guitar workout. The creator of this post, Carl Brown, leads you through a passage pulled from Giuliani’s Grand Overture. He plays through it quickly on his electric guitar, and then he goes through it at a slower pace to help you understand the challenges and ins and outs of this passage. […]

  2. stevekesya on April 12, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Carl, i have one question for you
    why do you use fender guitar and not other brand like ibanez?
    please tell me the reason..

    thank you

    best regard

    • Carl Brown on April 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Hey Steve, I am just a strat guy I guess.

      I actually just purchased a Petrucci model so you will see me using that from time to time as well. 🙂

      Cheers! Carl..

  3. stevekesya on April 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    whether you did not inspired by steve vai or Joe Satriani?
    i just want share more with you..
    did you have facebook or twitter or yahoo messenger?
    please give me your contact..


  4. Levine Sinclair on July 21, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Can we requested a song to learn if we become subscriber?

    • Levine Sinclair on July 21, 2016 at 10:03 am


    • Carl Brown on July 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Hey Levine, you can request but there is never any guarantee that I will transcribe a specific song due to a request from a Premium subscriber. It just wouldn’t be possible.

      I hope you understand. The Premium subscription is more geared to my guitar courses than songs, so that is what you are paying for as a Premium member. 🙂

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.