Fingerstyle NYC- New York’s Fingerstyle Guitar Locations: A blog sharing the best fingerstyle guitar shops in New York, highlighting their unique fingerstyle music and artists.
Fingerstyle NYC is a project created to share awareness about the talent and skill involved with playing fingerstyle guitar.
The purpose of this project is to create a database of all the stores that have fingerstyle guitars available for sale in New York City.
Additionally we will be creating a tone map that allows you to hear the different types of tones used with each type of fingerstyle guitar.
Each location will have a list of people that play or are willing to teach fingerstyle guitar lessons.
Finally we will be posting videos of the finest in local fingerstyle guitarists so that you can see the skill required to play these very unique instruments.
Fingerstyle NYC is a blog sharing the best fingerstyle guitar shops in New York, highlighting their unique fingerstyle music and artists.
A little background, I have been playing fingerstyle guitar for over 20 years but until recently had never really discovered the joys of shopping for guitars. In my younger days I was always happy to play a pawn shop guitar as long as it sounded good to me. I still confess that this is true today but something changed when I started writing songs and performing on stage.
I wanted something special that not only sounded great but looked great too. I found myself drawn to instruments with character- old beat up things that had been played a lot and even instruments that had been restored from their former glory.
I’m not sure how it happened but one day I woke up and realized that finding a great instrument required more than just playing it in a store but also meant knowing the right and trusted people to buy them from. That’s why Fingerstyle NYC exists- to share with you my experiences of buying and playing some of the finest instruments in the world while focusing on shops specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitars.
Fingerstyle NYC is a fingerstyle guitar blog for New York City that maintains and updates a list of the best shops to visit in the city to see, learn and hear fingerstyle guitar music.
Our goal with Fingerstyle NYC is to share the best fingerstyle guitar shops in New York, highlighting their unique fingerstyle music and artists. In addition we will keep readers updated on new shop openings, events and performances throughout the city.
The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in music. From rock to classical, to blues and country, the guitar has been used throughout history to create amazing music. Fingerstyle guitar is a style that uses all ten fingers to play a melody and bass line at the same time.
Fingerstyle NYC was created as a guide for anyone looking for fingerstyle lessons and shops in New York. We feature the best fingerstyle guitar lessons and classes in New York and share their unique fingerstyle music with you.
With over 100 years of combined experience, we’ve got you covered!
As a musician, I’ve traveled across New York City visiting numerous guitar shops and music stores searching for the best fingerstyle guitar products. I’ve discovered that there are many hidden gems scattered throughout the city. Some of these shops had unique instruments and unique fingerstyle artists who were not widely known outside of their local community.
I want to share some of these shops with you and let you know why they are so special.
Fingerstyle guitar is different than anything else. It’s more than an instrument, it’s a way of life. Fingerstyle is a way to connect with your inner self. And it’s a way to connect with others through music.
If you are a fingerstyle player, you have probably noticed that each shop has its own personality, style, and culture. It can be hard to know where to go when you’re looking for a specific type of instrument or accessory. So I’ve taken the time to research every shop in NYC and find out what makes them unique!
Fingerstyle is the technique of playing the guitar or bass guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers. This fingerpicking style is common in many genres and styles of music including blues, bluegrass, jazz, rock and roll, country music, folk music and more.
The term “fingerstyle” is something of a misnomer, since it is present in several different genres and styles of music—but mostly to distinguish it from other ways to play the guitar such as using a pick (also called “plectrum”) or “flatpicking” (using a pick held between the thumb and one or two fingers). It can be used both for strumming chords of greater complexity than three-finger patterns and for individual notes that make up an individual melody that may be part of a larger piece.
Since fingerstyle playing does involve more complex finger movements than just strumming on a guitar, there are many different techniques used by players. This can also involve picking out single notes at a time while using the other fingers to fret other strings in order to create bass lines and harmonies alongside melody lines. Some guitarists may also intersperse percussive