Lesson 1 - Arpeggios in C major

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Welcome to this advanced fingerstyle course with guest teacher Jarvis!

In this lesson Jarvis shows us how to play a piece called "Robin", which was inspired by a certain popular fingerstyle song from the 60s. This piece has a steady and even bass line with a little bit of syncopation in the melody, which makes for a challenging (but with practice, achievable) introduction to fingerstyle guitar playing. The fretting hand work is fairly simple, which allows us to focus on the picking hand techniques.

Lesson aims

  • Learn to control your picking hand, using your thumb and fingers separately
  • Focus on the syncopation in the melody - this can be tricky!
  • Learn to play the full piece

Study Piece 1 - "Robin"

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Who is Jarvis?

This course is taught by guest teacher Jarvis Daniel, who goes by JarvisGuitar on all socials. Jarvis is a fellow resident of Brighton and has become a good friend of Andy's. He has years of experience playing and teaching and is currently setting social media by storm with his phenomenal playing and super fun content. I first became aware of him from his excellent Instagram page and he also has a huge following on TikTok!

Jarvis Guitar on youtube

Next Up: Lesson 2 - Arpeggios in 3:4 time

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