Lindsey Buckingham Fingerstyle – Lick of The Week

In this "Lick Of The Week" lesson we are gonna take a look at a Lindsey Buckingham fingerstyle lick that will give you a nice little challenge.

This lick will require you to break down each pattern slowly and practice it over and over before trying to do it up to speed.

After you get the feel of this Lindsey Buckingham Fingerstyle lick in your hands, ramping up the speed isn't a very big deal. One of the most impressive things about this lick is that it is played throught the entire acoustic version of "Big Love". Therefore, the thumb will literally have to play about 1200 times. OUCH!!

If you start to cramp up a bit just stop and head on over to the guitar stretches video and do a few of those to loosen your hands back up. It think that you will probably need the most help with the picking hand thumb since it gets a very intense workout if you wanna play a full song with this type of lick going constantly.

This Lindsey Buckingham fingerstyle lick will also give you a great coordination workout. When everything comes together it sounds like two guitarists playing. Really a very cool effect.

Don't forget to "Grab The Tab" below.

Lindsey Buckingham Fingerstyle Lick TAB PDF Download

Have fun with this cool Lindsey Buckingham fingerstyle lick and don't hurt yourself! Carl..

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Lindsey Buckingham Fingerstyle - Lick Of The Week


  1. Eugen Roth on September 1, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Due to your excellent teaching style I digged in this lick and its getting better and better! Thanks!!!! Just joined the premium section couple of weeks ago – its amazing. I like the mixed styles you are teaching, so keep on with that – Regards from Germany

    • Carl Brown on September 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Awesome, thanks a bunch for the feedback Eugene.

      If you ever have any requests for specific premium lessons you would like to see please let me know. I can use all the ideas I can get. 🙂

      By the way, more Premiums sections are coming in the next couple of weeks including a classical guitar section, country guitar section and theory/ear training.


  2. adrian on January 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks so much for letting us players that would never have away to understand some of these awesome licks we here. Understand whats going on and how to play them. You don’t know how much you’ve helped me.
    Thank you.

    • Carl Brown on January 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Hey Adrian, thanks a bunch for watching my lessons.

      Glad to hear you are enjoying them. I have many more on the way so I hope you continue to check out my new lessons! They are getting better every week!


  3. nancyjean on January 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for fingerstyle lessons. I’m 60 years old and just starting my lifelong dream of learning guitar. You make me think it is possible.

  4. Ish Sahai on May 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the lesson Carl, this is a really useful lick for one to get their hands on.

    Any chance we will ever see the lesson for Big Love? Because that will be hell of a fingerstyle workout!

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