Attention: Fingerpicking guitarists aged 40+... Do you feel frustrated or need a clear plan to follow?

Learn to play beautiful fingerpicking guitar, learn to Travis pick, break bad habits, and play your favorite songs...

...without grinding away for hours, practicing or getting frustrated

  • Improve your technique
  • Play more songs
  • Become more musical
  • Enjoy your practice
  • Get faster chord changes
  • Reduce soreness and pain
  • Play 10 beautiful patterns
  • Join a fingerpicking community

How a guitarist went from being miserable to fingerpicking beautiful music and enjoying playing guitar.

Dear guitarist,

I played guitar, wanting to impress my girlfriend but...

She laughed and told me to "go learn the triangle instead".

For months I had been trying to play "The Sound of Silence" but, no matter what I did, my fingers were sore, my timing was terrible, and the music sounded like nails on a chalkboard.

I felt frustrated, yet it got worse.

I could tell my girlfriend thought my playing was terrible. She really did want the sound of silence!

I felt embarrassed.

If you have ever played in front of a loved one and felt they weren't impressed, you will know this feeling. 

Despite this, I went from being awful to slowly getting better, and then...

I discovered a special method, and it completely changed my playing.

It took practice. I had setbacks, but after finding this confidence-building plan I was finally able to play beautiful music for the first time.

After this, my progress rapidly sped up.

I finally caught the "guitar playing bug".

Eventually, I went on to even tour the country with my band! But when the time came, and I wanted to settle down...

...I decided to start teaching struggling adults aged 40+ how to fingerpick their favorite songs...

After teaching 1000s of hours of lessons I learned the key secrets crucial to students' success

These secrets helped them unlock the ability to play beautiful music, so they could fall in love with the guitar and play it like they always dreamed of.

These methods are particularly useful if you have tried learning guitar many times, if you feel hopeless, sad, or feel regret that it didn't work out before.

Now is a fresh start. 

Now is your time to unlock the ability inside of you.

It is your time to conquer this challenge, and have endless hours of joy playing the music you love.

Introducing Fingerstyle 101 (the brand new and massively updated video course) - a step-by-step plan for your fingerpicking success

Inside this HD video course, you will find out how to fingerpick using an easy-to-follow system. This course has been totally revamped and will teach you...

  • Brand new techniques
  • Brand new fingerpicking patterns
  • Brand new tips, advice, key takeaways, and more

There is triple the amount of content compared to the popular 1st edition, including a guide on how to read TAB if you are new to guitar.

Here are just a few of the exciting things about the course... 

  • Fingerpick and play the patterns of guitar heroes like Paul Simon, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, and more...
  • It's specifically created for those who are 40+. Learning later on in life? Or started decades ago and "life got in the way"? Now is a fresh new start.
  • Teaches you how to Travis Pick. As well as how to play simple beginner fingerpicking patterns, the famous "Cascading" pattern, and more...
  • Discover how to fingerpick using the "T.E.S.T. method" - A step-by-step system developed while teaching hundreds of real-life beginners...
  • Fix your bad habits, get better rhythm, and sound more musical...You can even improve your brain health with a clear and concise 20-minute per day practice routine.
  • Get real support and join a community of like-minded guitarists...Get free and exclusive access to the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group with thousands of others who are all there to support and cheer you on each step of the way. 

The above is just the tip of the iceberg. In the course, you will also learn how to...

Play stunning music even if you have "no ear for music" or feel you have no "natural talent", and help improve your brain health

If you are learning later on in life, you may worry about your brain health.

Did you know being creative and playing guitar can help reduce your brain age...

As discovered in a BBC documentary* just a few years ago.

Learning guitar is wonderful for creativity as you will see in the course.

As part of the course, you will also get all the TAB and musical notation in a downloadable PDF file...

This is super handy if you want an extra copy of all the musical examples printed out (e.g. to make notes on).

If you can't read TAB, there is a simple guide showing you how to read it quickly and easily, so you can learn each example in a steady, confidence-building way.

Here is something important you may not have been told before...

You DO NOT need to practice with sore fingers! 

Do you ever get sore fingers like this? (see the image). 

Most guitarists are told sore fingers are part of the journey, but this is NOT TRUE.

Sore fingers mean you have poor technique, which isn't helping your finger pain or your arthritis.


When playing, you should use a light touch, like a butterfly. 

Doing so will free your fingers up and reduce tension.

In the course, you will also learn relaxation exercises that will wash all the tension out of your body so you can play effortlessly.

Best of all, you will learn this right at the start of the course and you will start feeling the difference almost immediately.  

You may be wondering, "how long will it take to see results?"

In just 12 weeks, you can completely transform your playing

  • Week 1 - Quickly improve your basic technique and fix your bad habits.
  • Week 2 - Discover how to play in a relaxed and precise way, while learning some essential fingerpicking patterns.
  • Week 3 - Learn to Travis pick, get better finger and thumb coordination, and improve your chord changes.
  • Week 4 - Keep building your finger dexterity and refine your songs so they sound more musical.
  • Week 5-8 - Work on improving your rhythm and timing, and add melody to chords in an exciting way.
  • Week 9-12 - You will already feel like a different player, more relaxed, more at ease, and more confident. Keep expanding your knowledge of technique, tone, bass and melody, all while enjoying practicing the guitar every single day.

I tell all students 20 minutes a day of practice is what you should aim for. If you are busy, squeeze in a few minutes while you wait for dinner to cook.

Also, a good thing to know is that many of the lessons in the course will save you valuable time. 

A little time learning the proper way is so valuable, and you can see results immediately. 

Did you know learning guitar later on in life can be to your advantage?

71-year-old Pam struggled so much with guitar it would bring her to tears. 

But Pam tore up what she knew and started from the beginning, building up good habits from the ground up.

The step-by-step method became her ally, and now, armed with her six strings, she makes beautiful music every single day. 

If you have doubts about your ability, watch the encouraging video below where you will see Pam and other students play pieces they learned in the course.

These students didn't feel confident at first either, but if they can succeed...

There is absolutely no reason why you can’t too.

If you would you like to fingerpick in the style of guitar's greatest legends, this is for you

The course will help you learn the techniques and patterns used by artists such as:

  • Paul Simon and James Taylor (classic folk)
  • Ferdinando Carulli and Fernando Sor (classical)
  • Ed Sheeran and Fleetwood Mac (pop)

There is also plenty of influence from Merle Travis, Tommy Emmanuel, Donovan, Ralph McTell, Jim Croce, Joan Baez, Kansas, The Beatles, R.E.M., Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, and more.

I can't promise the course will make you play like these guys, BUT...

It will help you discover the key techniques needed to play their styles and songs so you can jam out and enjoy playing like a real musician.

After all, music is all about emotion, escapism, love, and joy.

You will be surprised at how simple it is to use the course.

When you purchase the course, you will be emailed your login details. You then simply log in and access the course.

On the course home page, you will get a welcome message from me explaining exactly how to use the course...

How to slow down each video, how to adjust the volume, and more. 

Each step is explained clearly and the software will track where you are in the course so you don't have to worry about losing your place.

Simply follow my step-by-step instructions and you will make great progress with your playing. 

The course is divided into 3 parts:

  1. 1
    Part I - The fundamentals of fingerpicking, which will help you fix bad habits, improve your musicality, and start enjoying your playing.
  2. 2
    Part II - The 10 most beautiful fingerpicking patterns used in many famous songs such as "Always on My Mind", "Unchained Melody", and more...
  3. 3
    Part III - How to keep developing as a fingerpicker, which will show you how to learn faster, improve your memory, use your practice time better, and more...

You are not just getting a course but an exclusive community of like-minded fingerpickers to help and support you

Getting help on your guitar journey is key.

When you purchase Fingerstyle 101,  you can join the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook Group with its over a thousand dedicated members, all like you.

Members share ideas, support, tips, and encourage each other every day.

Take a look below to read some recent posts from the group...

Facebook Group

To make the journey even more exciting, I have hidden a golden ticket inside the course...

In the course, you can unlock secret bonuses by finding the "golden ticket" and get a prize delivered to your door.

This is a lighthearted way to turn your guitar learning journey into a little treasure hunt.

If you were busy with your career and kids and yearned to play guitar all those years, don't waste any more time.

Imagine in a couple of months playing beautiful music that makes your loved ones proud.

You play guitar in your garden, sipping a beer or glass of wine.

Relaxed, you play beautiful music that washes over you like a waterfall...

All without a care in the world, not minding if the neighbors hear you play...

...And even secretly hoping they will...

If you are fed up with starting over and never getting anywhere, now is your opportunity to change that. 

Here is what some happy students have said lately...

"Thank you so much. I really appreciate your approach to guitar playing. I'm a returning student from childhood, so basically a beginner.

You are covering things that other instructors are not and it's making things more interesting and fun for me. I look forward to picking up my guitar every day and growing at a pace that is comfortable for me. Love the videos, too!!"

Mary Ann W. Retired

Over the years, I have seen and attempted to follow several fingerpicking guides, but this is succinct and very accessible. It is 'personable' - Dan really does want his students to achieve.

Michael Bostock Reverend

This is brilliant, the best guitar tutorial I have come across.

You seem to have looked at what every other guitar tutor puts across, then
you cover it all, but you fill in the gaping holes of information that most others just gloss over.

I'm going to learn a lot from you, thank you for being so thorough. Great system Dan, thanks.

Ted Grimes - Retired

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

Jim Marshall Lawyer

...Plus, for a limited time, get these bonuses 

  • Bonus #1: Learn 15 Stunning Fingerpicking Songs With My YouTube Playlist! Including favorites such as "Blackbird", "Albatross", "Scarborough Fair"and many more...
  • Bonus #2: Learn How to Add Melody to Any Chord for Endless Improvising Fun! It is as easy as adding and removing fingers, but here I show you the subtle secrets.
  • Bonus #3: The Fingerpickers’ Warm-Up Start your practice off properly, reduce the risk of injury and improve your dexterity.
  • Bonus #4: How to Play Beautiful Two-Finger Chords Even If You Struggle With Chords You will love this super simple but very effective technique.

Learn to play "Danny Boy" 

Once you purchase Fingerstyle 101 today, you will get access to watch and download this stunning piece. 

The Course Comes With a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for 90 Days

If for any reason you don't like this course, you can get a full refund anytime within 90 days of your purchase.

Purchase With Confidence...It's Risk-Free!

If you have any issues, just get in touch and we will help you out or give you a swift refund.

Get thousands of dollars' worth of lessons for the price of a few sets of cheap strings

This course was set to be on sale for $497, but I wanted to help more people, so I cut the price to $197. Then chopped it again to $97...

...But as a special offer, for a very limited time, I have cut the price again so you can get it for just $27.

Get a series of life-changing guitar lessons for just one single small payment.

If you are interested, click the button below saying, "Yes, I want it right now".

...And begin your journey today.


  • Lifetime Access to the Complete Fingerstyle 101 Video Course
  • A 12-Week Guitar Transformation Program
  • Free Membership to the Facebook Group
  • Bonus #1 - Learn 15 Stunning Fingerpicking Songs
  • Bonus #2 - Add Melody to Any Chord for Endless Fun! 
  • Bonus #3 - The Fingerpickers’ Warm-Up 
  • Bonus #4 - Beautiful Two-Finger Chords
  • Plus... Learn a stunning rendition of "Danny Boy"

Normally $97 Today Only


NOTE - The price is in U.S. dollars simply because 90% of readers are from the U.S. You will be charged the conversion rate in your local currency if you are not in the U.S.

Before I wrap this up, I want to say thank you for reading and all the best.

The guitar has enriched my life and the lives of my students.

I want the same for you too.

Wishing you all the best,

Dan Thorpe

About Dan Thorpe

Dan Thorpe

Dan Thorpe is from Birmingham in the UK (not Alabama).

Dan struggled on guitar in his early days, but he's not shy about talking about these struggles.

Since then though, he has played many gigs, jammed with dozens of musicians, and is an RGT qualified member (Registry of Guitar Tutors).

Fun fact: Dan is an A-grade Psychology student (at college level) and has used this knowledge to develop methods to help guitarists learn faster.

These include the Five Times Rule, playing in your Mind's Eye, and The 4 Golden Rules of Learning Guitar.

Each will help you cherish every moment with this wonderful instrument so you can play with a smile on your face.

Frequently Asked Questions

"What exactly am I getting when I order Fingerstyle 101?"

You are getting lifetime access to the Fingerstyle 101 video course, and a no-questions-asked 90-day money-back guarantee.

You are also getting a series of bonuses which will help you develop further after you finish the course, and you are getting free access to the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group.

Plus, you can ask questions inside the course and will get support from Dan, so rest assured, you will never be learning on your own again. 

"I’ve bought lots of books and courses, but never seem to finish them, how is this different?"

There is no course out there like this. 

Inside the course you will find fun, motivating lessons, messages to encourage you, quizzes to test you, and the comments section to help guide you. 

The course is dedicated to ensuring students use what they pay for. 

Best of all, the lessons have been created while teaching real students like you over many years.

Everything is taught in a step-by-step way, with great music to practise, encouragement throughout, and specific advice. 

It is organized and fun. One student even said recently:

"Dan talks to you like you are there, it's like having a one-to-one lesson with Dan" -Steve

"How does the money-back guarantee work?"

Simply try the course, spend some time enjoying the lessons and if it is not for you, contact us and we will immediately refund you.

I believe in this course so much and know it will be a game changer for you, but if it is not for you, for any reason, we will ensure you get a prompt refund.

"How safe is your site when putting my card details in?"

My website is 100% secure with one of the best developers taking care of it. 

We use the latest high-tech website protection, the security "padlock", and have daily website scans to make sure we are 100% secure.

You can pay via PayPal, credit card, or debit card and all purchases are 100% secure. 

"I'm 72, the course sounds great, but I’ve only played for 8 months and still struggle with chords. Will I still find it useful?"

In short, yes.

I do not promise miracles, but I have a lot of experience turning frustrated guitarists into real guitar players.

As long as you practice, log in regularly, and follow the lessons, you will make progress in every area of your playing...

That means cleaner sounding chords, faster chord changes, better tone, greater accuracy, improved memory, fewer mistakes, a better repertoire of patterns to play, and the ability to play beautiful music at the drop of a hat.

"How long will it take to see results?"

If you practise for 20 minutes a day, 5 times a week, you will definitely see results in a few months. Some results will be noticeable within a few days, but of course, guitar playing is a long-term endeavour so expect 'real' results over the next few months. 

Think of it as a 12-week plan.

In week 1, you will learn things you have never been taught which will improve your technique and enjoyment while reducing finger soreness and even pain. 

Weeks 2-4, you will build good habits and chip away at the bad habits. 

Weeks 5-12, you will become a fingerpicker who can play beautiful music, and the transformation will be obvious to you and others around you. 

After this point, you will have the options to do what you want on guitar, being confident and happy every day you play.

Who is this course for?

This is for all fingerpicking guitarists (or those who want to start)...

And those learning a little later on in life. 

My steady, step-by-step approach and choice of musical examples really resonates with those who are aged 40+. 

There is no Justin Bieber here, just beautiful fingerpicking music and lessons on how to play folk, Travis picking, acoustic rock, and all the wonderful fingerpicking styles. 

If you are learning a little later on in life, and want a confidence-building, clear and concise method, this is for you. Especially if you lack confidence.

Together, we will help you become the guitarist you dream of being.

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


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Mollie Dishal Your wonderful course now has me learning fingerstyle on my new steel string guitar…Your technique in teaching is perfect in clarity and pacing toward working-step-by-step toward mastery.


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Carlos Garcia I love it! If a person like me who has a brain injury can learn some patterns anyone who wants to learn fingerstyle picking should get this. I'm no pro, still learning, but I'm happy with my purchase. Thanks Dan for taking the time to help wanna be guitar players like me.

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Jaye Devan Bought Fingerstyle 101. Actually forgot I'd bought it because I was doing another program. Finally started using it and my gains have been incredible, thank you!!!

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Marc Anderson I am almost 63. I bought my first guitar about 6 months ago. I have stubby, arthritic fingers... and I'm having the time of my life. I won't quit because of courses like Dan's. Every day I learn something new, and really it is just for me. Thank you, Dan.


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