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Why I’m Helping You Learn Finger Picking

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As I’ve said before, I’ve been finger picking guitar since the early 1970’s and I’m passing some things I’ve learned on to you.  When I first started to take finger picking guitar seriously it was because I was given TWO measures of crude Tablature on a napkin (From a fellow gymnastics team mate, Doug Taylor, no relation to James.) back at Indiana State University in 1971.  The song was Kathy’s Song by Paul Simon.  I finally did learn to play that song almost identically to Paul Simon.  It was a lot of hard work, and it took a long, long time.  I did it simply by listing many many times to Paul Simon doing it and from studying that piece of crude Tablature and a lot of trial and error.  It wasn’t easy, but I was determined to learn to finger pick that song.  I’m happy I persevered because I have been able to play that song for many people and for many years.  I honestly want it to be easier for you to learn because I know how hard it was for me.  I want to hear more new upcoming musicians incorporate finger picking guitar in their music, because I love finger picking.  If you use these methods I’ve outlined on this web site, especially keeping the “RULES FOR LEARNING” in mind, you will make the fastest possible progress with the best possible results.
I promise!

Please remember that all I ask is for you to SHOW your appreciation by purchasing my CD’s.  Now… I thank you for your helping me! 

Soon you too will be a finger picking pro.  That thought pleases me!  The only thing that stands in the way now is time and a lot of hard work on your part.  The rest is available free of charge on this website.  I hope that what you’ve read here will help motivate you to give it your best.


I know you can learn how to finger pick guitar.  Others have, you CAN do it too!


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