Attention fingerpickers: Improve your technique while adding a classic song to your repertoire 

Build your confidence as you learn the powerful song "Tom Dooley" using a structured plan, and if you are looking to...

  • Play a stunning solo fingerstyle song
  • Improve your fingerpicking technique
  • Sing and strum + sing and fingerpick at the same time 
  • Take a course that is fun and ideal for beginners

...Then this short, focused step-by-step course could be perfect for you and it's...

Ideal if you are short on time or need help with the basics.

This Mini-Masterclass is a fully downloadable HD video course where you can slow down the videos, and go at a pace that suits you.

It comes with complete TAB/notation to make the learning process as simple as possible.

Do you have any half-finished songs that don't sound musical? Or are you struggling to play your first proper song?

If you said "yes" to either of the above:

This brand new "Tom Dooley" fingerpicking mini-masterclass will give you a classic song to play in full.

It will help you improve your accuracy so you can become a more musical and impressive-sounding Travis picking guitarist...

All without the pain, headaches, and frustration of the past.

This course offers the "best of both worlds" - I haven't seen a song taught quite like this before

The song is a classic Travis picking song about a U.S. soldier from 1866 called "Tom Dooley".

It has been covered by The Kingston Trio, Doc Watson, Bing Crosby, Lonnie Donegan, Neil Young, and even actor Harry Dean Stanton...

So you know it's good.

It will take you on a journey back in time to the sound of classic country Travis-picking in the style of Merle Travis, Tommy Emmanuel, and other legends.

Discover the key, essential techniques, glossed over by 99% of guitar teachers while learning a classic song in 3 ways

Here's the deal.

The "Tom Dooley" Mini-Masterclass is a 3-part course that will teach you every note from the powerful song so...

You will have ZERO doubts about what to do. 

There are 3 parts to the course which allow you to learn the song in a methodical, step-by-step way.

Part 1 - DISCOVER The Fundamentals  

  • Build up your confidence while learning all the basics of how to Travis pick in a step-by-step way
  • Play the simple bassline and powerful melody on their own, giving you confidence-building fun without confusion
  • Perfect if you are an absolute beginner, new to fingerpicking, or you lack confidence

Part 2 - PLAY The Stunning Solo Fingerstyle Arrangement

  • Become a "one-man/woman band" as you play the bass, melody, and chords all at once! 
  • Impress others and yourself with this exciting arrangement that is taught one bar at a time in a structured and easy-to-follow way
  • As it is based around an 8-bar repeating loop, this is an arrangement that you may even learn pretty fast

Part 3 - SING and strum/fingerpick the song

  • Enjoy singing? Sing and strum the song with a version ideal for beginners, with a choice of 3 easy strumming patterns. 
  • Sing and fingerpick the song using two classic Travis patterns - ideal for those who struggle to play and sing at the same time.
  • How to put everything you have learnt together to make a version that suits your skill level, right now

Simply follow the instructions so you can build confidence and your skillset going forward. 

As part of the course, you will learn consistency, proper timing, how to improve dexterity, and more, such as:

  • How to get the exact "boom-chick" sound made famous by the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, and Merle Travis
  • Precise instructions on how to pick every single note
  • Simple tips to make learning this song and others easier (e.g. a one-finger G chord that can make fingerpicking songs far simpler)
  • Detailed directions on how to use a $3 piece of equipment that can dramatically change your guitar tone
  • A method for remembering more, using a powerful technique called "note stacking"
  • Play an exciting instrumental that uses one of the most useful Travis patterns of all time.
  • A simple exercise on how to get finger and thumb independence when Travis picking
  • How to have fun jamming the song on your own with a looper pedal, recorder, or with friends
  • And a tip on plucking the correct strings every time, "palm muting", using a thumbpick, simplifying the song using a capo, and adding some fun bass groove with a super simple 3-note fill.

...Plus, discover why a small, focused course such as this one is key if you don't have much time to practise as you will...

Learn how to make more progress by applying these lessons to all your songs.

In terms of how the course works...

  • All the HD videos are downloadable and you get lifetime access to every single video and lesson in the course.
  • You can learn with confidence using the “trackable” video lessons, which will help you remember where you are in the course.
  • It comes with complete TAB and notation to supplement the videos and make learning faster.
  • Connect the dots of the theory and fretboard knowledge behind the song so you can confidently learn it with the simple two page "Cheat Sheet".
  • You can learn while getting help, support, and all your questions answered by me
  • ...Simply leave a comment on ANY page in the course with what's troubling you and I will help.

In short, with this course, you will get...

The exact same step-by-step plan I use to teach private students, all laid out for you...

...but at about 2% of the price. 

The course comes with support, the ability to slow the videos down, watch them at any time, and the opportunity to learn at a pace that suits you.

All in all, with this course, you will get better at the basics of fingerpicking... you can use guitar playing as a method of both mental exercise and relaxation.

The lessons are not hard, but they do require practice and patience.

As I always say, nothing is easy on guitar but if you are patient, are learning a style you love, and have a proper methodical plan...

You will be far more likely to make great progress and enjoy the journey.  

Lacking in confidence or believe you can't do it? Here is why this course can get you results, immediately.

If you have doubted yourself in the past or you lack confidence in your playing, this simple course will be a fresh start.

It is a short course, but it is very focused on getting you results immediately. 

The first lesson is a confidence-building lesson that starts with the basics and builds from there. 

Each video builds methodically on top of the last one, so you can rest assured you will learn at your own pace. 

A course like this can open the doors to new ideas for you, just like my other tutorials have for others. 

See some of the reviews for my courses here...

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 G.


The pace and manner in which everything is being explained is first class. Really easy to follow, well and clearly explained without feeling rushed. 

In 5 minutes I have gone from struggling to being able to put together the AM, C, G, D sequence and I can genuinely see how that is going to improve as I continue to practice it.

Wish I’d found this course earlier!

Bob P.


 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.

Mark A.


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.


That is a bargain price considering all the videos, downloads, TAB, notation, and complete guidance you get.

The months and years of fun fingerpicking that lie ahead of you are well worth the price.

You can pay either by PayPal, debit or credit card, and there is a 90-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

90-day Money-Back Guarantee

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

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

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

Hit the ‘add to cart’ button below and...

In a few minutes, you can be enjoying this mini-masterclass and go on a journey of transforming your playing, once and for all...

What's In THe COURSE

  • A step-by-step HD video course on how to play a stunning solo fingerstyle version of "Tom Dooley"
  • Clear instruction on how to Travis pick, sing, strum and fingerpick it 
  • Ideal guidance if you lack confidence, find playing tough or are short on time
  • Downloadable HD videos and complete TAB and notation
  • 90-day money-back guarantee


All in all, this course offers a different way of learning.

It is not just about learning to play a Travis picking song, it is about learning to play it to a really high standard.

If you are struggling, it is better to STOP learning lots of songs, and instead focus on one song, apply the correct techniques to it, and learn to play it so it sounds stunning, then...


You will have the confidence and ability to play other songs really well.

Just imagine the fun and exciting feeling of sitting back and playing this great song, being able to sing it, fingerpick it, strum it, and above all...

Be like a one-man band as you play the bass, chords, and melody... all at the same time. 

Keep in mind, one song played in a beautiful way will open the doors to endless fun, it will remove limitations in your playing, and help you develop your technique, all of which will drive all your playing forward...

From this day forth...

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