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  • Writer's picturePeter Markes

7 Finger-style Tunes to Learn

My favorite musical style to hear, to play, to learn or teach is hands-down any finger-style guitar song. And the repertoire is vast - from James Taylor, Jim Croce, Don McClean, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, and today's talents like The Milk Carton Kids and Passenger. What I love the most is that there is such a full sound and rhythmic drive in those many continuously plucked strings, but the music is seldom loud or frenzied. Often the final production is just voice(s) and guitar. Here are some of my new and old favorites:

1. You've Got a Friend as performed by James Taylor

2. Don't Think Twice by Bob Dylan as performed by him or Peter, Paul & Mary

4. More Than Words by Extreme

5. If We Were Vampires by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

6. These Dreams by Jim Croce

7. The Thief of Time by Me! (Peter Markes)

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