Improve your fingerpicking with this lesson in Chris Stapleton’s intricate acoustic style

Chris Stapleton
(Image credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

One of the biggest stars in today’s country scene, songwriter-guitarist Chris Stapleton is a great example of an artist who not only writes great songs but great guitar parts too. 

Whereas many modern songwriters simply strum chords or hire A list session players to take care of guitar duties, Stapleton’s parts are interesting and memorable… and all created and played by him!

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Stuart Ryan

Stuart Ryan is best known for his acoustic guitar playing, from Celtic fingerpicking and traditional folk to modern percussive phrasing and fresh interpretations of popular pieces. He has released several solo albums, written pieces for UK examination boards and created nine tutorial books ranging from acoustic guitar arrangements to Americana styles.