Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Challenging Fingerpicking Songs"

Album:

Song Key: C

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Artist: CityAlight

Tons of fingerpicking and a nice complementary lead part.

Simple song for drummers.

Easy with the same chord structures for all verses and chorus's.

Piano driven hymn sounding good.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Holy Spirit

Artist: Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

Do some fingerpicking, play some slide, and that's just the lead work! Acoustic just strums the night away.

Lots of tom work in this one!!

Drivey song but not too difficult.

Basic Chorder!

Album:

Song Key: F

You Say

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Finger picking acoustic and the easiest lead guitar of all time.

Lay back and support the song.

Groove with the drums is awesome.

Acoustic piano is the driving force on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

I Will Follow

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Nice groover with easy lead and rhythm.

Pretty simple tune. Only one groove to learn.

Great intro and Chorus riff.

Easy 4 chords!

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Living Hope

Artist: Phil Wickham

So many guitar layers and finger picking for acoustic.

Some simple supportive grooves until we get to lay it down at the end.

pretty straight with some nice riffs at the end.

Pretty simple.

Album:

Song Key: B

Jesus We Love You

Artist: Bethel Music

Intense acoustic and slide lead guitar

Lets figure out how to condense some of the grooves.

Super great and really easy!

Nice piano lines...

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Majesty

Artist: Delirious

Beautiful picking tune. A TON of bonus content. One of our favorite lessons.

We play a really supportive role and let the lyrics be the focal point.

Bass riff is a major part of the song. Really great, creative piece.

That string part is killer.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Here's My Heart

Artist: David Crowder

Beautiful song. Lead has some easy slide and ambient work while acoustic is picked throughout. Warm up those fingers!

Simple and straight forward.

Lots of space and a gentle approach.

Lay down the piano and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

No Other Name

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Lots of acoustic work in this one and simple lead guitar. We simplify in the solo acoustic section.

We've got some 2-bars so watch it!

Driving 8ths and great changes.

Easy Chords but Challenging sounds! Bring your "A" game!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Oh How I Need You

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Foot stomper that's a joy to play. Electric is a piece of cake.

Taking two drummers and making them one.

Nice hollow body Bass tone

Diamonds are forever!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This tune has one riff that starts building and never looks back. Nice acoustic fingerpicking also.

This song cuts loose but you have to be patient.

16ths all day long!

Great piano lines. Lots of sections so pay attention.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Nothing Is Impossible

Artist: Planetshakers

Effect heavy riffs that sound harder than they are. Rhythm strumming is a little tricky.

Remember the title of this song when you first give it a listen.

I've simplified a bit but there's additional content for you pros.

Don't let this one scare you. Not as rough as you might think.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

My Lighthouse

Artist: Rend Collective

Little bit of alternate tuning on acoustic and we added some other instrumentation on lead.

Simple folk-ish tune!

I taught all the little licks but you can strip it down and play it more simply if you like.

Accordion time

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Christ Be All Around Me

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Beautiful tune with simple finger picking and easy lead.

Only one groove making all that much more important to hang in the pocket.

Second verse is amazing!

A nice piano ballad.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: Bb

How Great Thou Art

Artist: Paul Baloche

Driving from start to finish

A lot of moving parts in this tune.

Straight 8ths all the way!

Lay down that organ

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Look To The Son

Artist: Hillsong Worship

3 Chords, a couple of riffs, and you're good to go

Put your seatbelt on for this one.

Lots of stops and starts but same chords all the way through.

Nice long holds...

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

1000 Tongues

Artist: Vertical Worship

Very cool strum pattern and a driving lead with lots of variation

Four on the floor!

Fun groove!

A great house piano riff!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

Sound Of The Saints

Artist: Audio Adrenaline

Picky on acoustic with a nice counter melody on lead

Fun and easy!!

Great little riff parts in the verse and down Chorus!

Easy Chorder

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Joy Of The Lord

Artist: Rend Collective

Banjo on guitar!!

Super simple song but a cool one!

Time to break out the bagpipes!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Sinking Deep

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

One of our favorite solo acoustic chapters ever.

We have to wait a bit before we come in but its totally worth it!!

Very cool bridge parts!

Easy piano arps!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Revelation Song

Artist: Gateway Worship

The Epic Worship Ballad!!!

Solid pocket grooves!

More intense but fun to get your fingers wrapped around.

Four chords and some strings!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Have It All

Artist: Bethel Music

Melodic fingerpicking and lead work

A lot of percussion going on in this song so we need to pick out the root groove!

Nice groove towards the end.

Tasty parts on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Endless Praise

Artist: Planetshakers

Be sure to take the Muting 101 Lesson!

This one is full of energy!!

So fun, Incredible dance groove!

Campfire synths!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

From The Day

Artist: I Am They

Banjo on guitar!!

Pretty simple folky song with a cool drum break!

Really fun bass parts! Go for it!

A folksy-kind of tune slammed with synths!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Cornerstone

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Great update of a classic hymn. Includes additional bonus content

Lots of toms!

Solid easy parts

Easy piano chords with a little strings

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Love Come Down

Artist: North Pointe Music

If you don't have a banjo, we've got you covered.

Fun.. Upbeat.. and a little hint of bluegrass

Octaves!!

Octaves!!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G♭

Our God Is Love

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This one moves so get moving.

Some moving parts and an interesting chorus.

Easy arps!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Marvelous Light

Artist: Charlie Hall

This one drives so warm that strumming hand up.

This is a riff heavy song but once you get it its great.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Tonight

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Simple lead work and some solid acoustic work.

Just two grooves. Great for beginners.

Quarter note groove. Good passing tones.

A nice campfire piano tune.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Thank You Jesus

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Cool strumming riff and we love the bridge riff for the lead guitar.

You really got to dig into these grooves.

This is a great song that has easy parts. It has some extra bits in the bridge if you want to get them.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Jesus, Be My Savior

Artist: Paul Baloche

Beautiful hymn-like tune. Acoustic finger picking follows the melody and the lead does some tasteful ambient slide work.

Easy pads

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

All The People Said Amen

Artist: Matt Maher

You're gonna have fun with this one.

Straight forward and folky.

Such a great song to learn and play on. It is a bass playing delight.

Heavy on piano and organ.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Sing and Shout

Artist: Matt Redman

Upbeat strummer and a riff that for some reason is just a lot of fun to play.

Easy piano chorder

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Salvation is Here

Artist: Hillsong United

High energy burner. Turn it up to 11.

This one is pretty fast so hold on!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Praise Him

Artist: Hillsong Worship

High energy. Interesting strum pattern. Tone is important for the lead.

Solid and interesting. Great combo.

Really interesting open string riff and a pick on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Forever

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Lots to do with the rhythm on this one and that guitar tone is funky.

Fairly simple song to learn and don't forget we're in 6/8.

Classic Chord'r

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Holy Holy Holy

Artist: Ghost Ship

Lots of fingerpicking and a folky chorus. Love it.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Burning In My Soul

Artist: Brett Younker

Lots of fun acoustic fingerpicking and strumming with some simple lead work.

Another easy chorder with a few syncopated lines.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

To Be Like You

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Soft, beautiful and heartfelt.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

To Our God

Artist: Bethel Music

Slow builder with a huge crescendo. Stretch your hands acoustic players.

The kitchen sink for piano!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Called Me Higher

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Love the acoustic work in this tune. Plenty of picking. Simple lead work.

Easy song to learn!!

Beautiful restrained bass tone.

Diamonds are a musicians best friend!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

God You Are My God

Artist: One Sonic Society

Love. This. Song. Mellow all throughout. Tons of fingerpicking but easy enough for a novice. Give it a shot.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Your Name

Artist: Paul Baloche

Something for everyone in this song

They don't get much easier for us than this one.

4 string version of the song and it is great. Fun key change. Horrible key.

Great piano lines! Get ready to arpeggiate those chords!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

My God

Artist: Desperation Band

Pretty fingerpicking and some nice ambient lead work.

Super simple with one little passing tone.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Endless Light

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Rhythm on this one is a lot of fun. Lead guitar get ready to do some finger picking.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

All My Fountains

Artist: Chris Tomlin

High energy strumming combines with some fingerpicking to create one of our most fun songs to play.

E...Z...

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Beautiful Things

Artist: Gungor

So many great techniques and voicings in this one. Lead guitar: defer to your acoustic sibling.

Great song with some amazing chord substitutions.

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