FREE Finger Picking lessons
I’m going to help you learn to finger pick your guitar, and it’s absolutely free.
footnote; paulsmithmuic.net has be updated with this web site, fingerpick.net
So you’re at the right place.
I’m not even going to ask you for your email address like other web sites do!
Your question … What’s the catch? Why are you doing this?
BECAUSE — I believe there are good people out there who will SHOW their appreciation
by purchasing my CDs!
That’s my REAL motive – I want people to purchase my CD’s. I want them to listen to and enjoy my music – I’ve put my heart into it.
Please understand that it has been incredibly time consuming, for me to
figuring out and writing the tabulator, record the audio clips,
as well as making and uploading all the files…etc.
Not to mention the writing of all the text I have made available on this site.
This is truly a book of information that has gone into the making of this web site.
So PLEASE show your appreciation for what I’m providing to you free of charge
by purchasing my CD’s.
Or if you prefer… please make a modest donation
That’s it! That’s my pitch! That’s my gimmick!
As you can see, I’m being honest and right up front!
And… that’s all I ask!
What It Will Cost
However, it is going to cost you something very valuable — your time and lots of effort.
Now I know you are anxious to get started and you want to learn how to finger pick guitar right away. However, please don’t make the mistake of “getting the cart before the horse.” Finger style guitar is not the easiest thing to learn. Please be patient and do some reading of these pages first. Also you will need to be motivated to stick with it. So to help with this, first I’ll discuss WHY you should learn to finger pick guitar. Keep in mind that if you rush things and jump right into the lessons, you may “learn” some bad habits that may be very difficult to “unlearn.” So to help avoid this I will discuss HOW to learn finger picking. By reading these pages before you begin, likely you will find out some things you hadn’t thought of. Remember, I’ve done this before! In this way I’m trying to save you some heartache and frustration!
I’ve been finger picking since the early 1970’s. I began to play professionally in 1976. As you can imagine I’ve learned a few things along the way. Many of these things I will be passing on to you on this web site. That’s why I created it. It’s yours to use as much as you like…..
My experience in 2007;
My first wife Darlene, died on her 59th birthday, April 7th 2007. We were married for 27 years and I will tell you it was far too short a time to be with her. To say we were close is simply an understatement. We did almost everything together. We worked together, we played together and we served Jehovah God full time as Regular Pioneers together for all of those 27 short years. With all my heart I loved her dearly! The tragedy of losing her the way I did was devastating to me! At first I couldn’t eat nor sleep. There were times I literally found it difficult to breathe. I couldn’t go back in our house for over 2 weeks. The truth is that rather then keep on living without her, I wanted to die too. Of course it goes without saying that during this dark time my music came to a complete standstill.
However, with the encouragement of a friend as well as the recommendation of my Doctor I did begin to play guitar, write songs and to sing again. Doing so helped me tremendously! I must say though that first and most importantly, the thing that help me was my faith in my God Jehovah, knowing the truth from the Bible about what happens when you die and the hope that the Almighty holds out for the best possible future life here on earth under His Kingdom rule. Second only to my faith, the thing that helped me was my music! It was the music that made it possible for healing to take place in ways it could not have otherwise. “Getting better” happened little by little, day by day. Never-the-less in time things did get better.
During this very difficult time in my life it was having this old friend… My guitar and being able to compose the songs I did that made it possible for me to bring out those deep seeded feelings in a way and at a time that I REALLY NEEDED to do so! Without my music and guitar I believe I wouldn’t have been able to heal the way I did. For me then, my guitar has truly been a good friend. A good OLD friend! For the better part of my life I have treasured it’s companionship and I believe I always will.
I honestly hope you never have to experience what I did. However, I do hope that you will find in your music the same kinds of things that I have found in mine. Music is indeed a gift from God!
During this healing time of my life I composed about 2 dozen songs or more. Here is a sampling of a couple that I managed to record.
Life Must Go On
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