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10 Of The Best Fingerstyle Guitar Covers on Youtube

Everyone knows it.

Played well, fingerstyle guitar sounds simply stunning. Fingerpicking is such an expressive way to play any song. The guitar players inner creative beast can be unleashed.

Well now sit back and give your ears a well deserved treat...Because we've trawled the internet to find 10 of the best fingerstyle guitar covers on Youtube.

Have you seen any lush fingerstyle covers we've not put in this list? Let us know in the comments below.

1. The Most Unusual Guitar, The Most Dazzling Performer

The classic Michael Jackson song 'Billie Jean' gets the guitar harp treatment. Calum Graham  shows that he's not only a class guitar player, but he has a voice to boot. Check out the bass note technique.

2. This Is How To Play Harmonics

'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica here covered by the lovely Gabriella Quevedo. If you want to hear how to use the technique of harmonics, pay attention at 0:42.

4. Sungha Jung - The True Fingerpicking Maestro

Sungha Jung is a Youtube sensation. His fingerpicking covers attract millions of views and are some of the best you will hear. Maroon 5's "Payphone" never sounded so good. This IS how you fingerpick.

5. Man Plays 1 Song...On 2 Guitars

Luca Stricagnoli skillfully masters two guitars at once on his cover of the legendary 'Sweet Child Of Mine' by Guns n' Roses. If that weren't impressive enough, look at his fretboard. Two capo's anyone?

3. 8 Strings? Now That's Just Being Greedy

As if 6 strings and 2 hands weren't quite enough. Rob Scallon plays this clever cover of  'One' on his monster 8 stringed electric guitar. Oh, 4:47. What's that all about?...

6. 50.5 Million Views and Counting...

Ignore the fact that Christina Perri may not be your cup of tea. Boyce Avenue's popular cover of one of her songs in this video shows the beauty of fingerpicking and voice together. That view count too!

7. Close Your Eyes, Picture Yourself Chillin' On A Beach 

Tommy Emmanuel playing The Carpenter's smash hit 'Close To You'. Tommy's style oozes feel. And the tone on his guitar makes you happy acoustic guitars were created. *Dreamy Smile*.

8. "Creepy"? You Decide.

This video on Youtube is titled "North Korean Children Playing Guitar: Creepy as Hell" Creepy? It's what we'd call talented. Quit with the wise cracks. Appreciate the skill. (OK, OK, that head nodding...)

9. Proof Any Song Style Can Sound Fantastic Fingerpicked

Peter Gergely is another fingerpicking Youtube favourite. He has lovely touch, tone, and timing. All qualities of a great guitarist. Hear him deftly play 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa.

10. Simply Stunning. And Yes, It's Him Again

It had to be done. The brilliant Sungha Jung, aged 13 this time (Yes, I know...) showing what can be done after alot of practice. Tissues at the ready, this cover of 'My Heart Will Go On' is, well, Gorgeous. 

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