Lindsey Buckingham and the fingerpicking style

Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham, guitar legend.

This was just too good for me not to post. I’m a HUGE fan of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, and these lessons he gave Guitar World regarding his finger-picking style blew my mind. Makes me almost wish I’d taken up guitar instead of drums in high school (or that I was coordinated enough to pull off that style).

He may call himself a self-taught “primitive,” but Buckingham is clearly among the strongest rock guitarists of his musical generation. Watch these videos and feel free to argue with me if you’ve got the inclination. As far as “dream interviews” go, spending an afternoon talking to Buckingham would be at the top of my list.

This is my favorite example of his finger-picking style:


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