Ragtime Fingerpicking Guitar Lesson in C with John Fohl


Here is a guitar lesson demonstrating how to fingerpick a simple rag in the key of C by New Orleans guitarist John Fohl. John shows you the basic chords and then goes on to demonstrate chords up the neck, keeping a thumb bass pattern, and adding melody.  Watch and learn!


  • Hans Andersson

    Nice , just enuf to get started with. Reminds me of where Arlo got his hit Alice’s Restaurant. Thanks for doing these.

  • Jeff Allen

    Thanks for the lesson. Is there a chord chart or tab available for this lesson? I’m having trouble seeing how you are fingering the F#dim at the nut.

  • Holger Gross

    Hi, Thanks for your lesson. I play banjo for 50 years. Trying with some Rhythm guitar simulator to Freddie Green. I like your finger picking.

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