November 29, 2021 by Klaus Crow
There’s something hypnotic and soothing about playing fingerpicking songs. Beautiful melodies and harmonies are all integrated in fingerstyle arrangements. Once you’re in the flow of fingerpicking you can play on and on and on. A perfect moment to forget about everything and just be one with your guitar.
Of course, in order to get there you first have to practice. But also practicing in itself is a joy. Overcoming the obstacles and challenges in a fingerpicking song can be really exhilarating. The hard work pays off and gives you a song to play for the rest of your life.
Guitar playing is a win-win situation. You play for yourself but you also make other people happy if you play for them. Fingerpicking is just magical.
Intermediate Guitar Fingerpicking Songs
Today we have 30 beautiful fingerpicking songs for the intermediate guitar player. From pop fingerpicking hits to classics and golden oldies.
If you’re a beginner, first start here: Top 20 Easy Guitar Fingerpicking Songs For Beginners.
Now on the intermediate fingerstyle songs. Each song title contains a guitar video lesson. The “Chords” link shows you the chords and lyrics to the song and “Tabs” will give you the tablature notation for the song.
Pick one and start your practice session now. Enjoy!
|1 Blackbird||Paul McCartney||Chords||Tabs|
|2 The boxer||Simon and Garfunkel||Chords||Tabs|
|3 Tears in heaven||Eric Clapton||Chords||Tabs|
|4 Every breath you take||The Police||Chords||Tabs|
|5 Never going back again||Fleetwoodmac||Chords||Tabs|
|6 Dust in the wind||Kansas||Chords||Tabs|
|7 More than words||Extreme||Chords||Tabs|
|9 Good Riddance||Greenday||Chords||Tabs|
|10 Fire and rain||James Taylor||Chords||Tabs|
|11 Let it go||James Bay||Chords||Tabs|
|12 Stop this train||John Mayer||Chords||Tabs|
|13 Leaving on a jet plane||John Denver||Chords||Tabs|
|14 Stairway to heaven||Led Zeppelin||Chords||Tabs|
|15 Bloom||The paperkites||Chords||Tabs|
|16 Nothing else matters||Metallica||Chords||Tabs|
|17 Just Breathe||Pearl Jam||Chords||Tabs|
|18 Safe and sound||Taylor Swift. ftr. The Civil Wars.||Chords||Tabs|
|19 Tenerife sea||Ed Sheeran||Chords||Tabs|
|20 Street spirit||Radiohead||Chords||Tabs|
|21 Road trippin||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Chords||Tabs|
|22 Homeward bound||Simon and Garfunkel||Chords||Tabs|
|23 Shape of my heart||Sting||Chords||Tabs|
|24 Yesterday||The Beatles||Chords||Tabs|
|25 I won’t give up||Jason Mraz||Chords||Tabs|
|26 Let her go||Passenger||Chords||Tabs|
|27 Classical Gas||Mason William||Chords||Tabs|
|28 Silent Lucidity||Queenryche||Chords||Tabs|
|29 You’ve got a friend||James Taylor||Chords||Tabs|
|30 I see fire||Ed Sheeran||Chords||Tabs|
Great fingerpicking list.
Just got the Ed Sheeran tablature book. Can’t wait.
Klaus Crow says
Good for you. Ed Sheeran has got some nice fingerpicking songs.
Enjoy the book!
Craig Dean says
I love the Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor songs.
Thanks for a great website Klaus. I’m always inspired by your posts.
Klaus Crow says
Absolutely love Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor.
I especially love the Paul Simon Songbook (that’s an audio cd by the way)
Rasmus Andersson says
I Think White Lion’s song When The Children Cry is a hard and good one to learn :)
Ari / www.ghostswelcome.com says
Good list, thanks! I didn’t know all these songs even though I’ve been into acoustic fingerstyle guitar for years. It’s nice that you added one Ed Sheeran song into the list as well, it’s nice to see highly successful songwriter & artist to appreciate acoustic guitars so much.