Great Fingerstyle Guitarists
3 Great Fingerstyle Guitarists and What Makes Them So Special!
It’s not always easy to make a list like this with so many great fingerstyle guitarists to choose from around the world. To make it a little easier, we’ve narrowed it down to just three of the world’s best fingerstyle guitarists in no particular order.
- Antoine Dufour – Antoine Dufour plays a wide variety of calming, engaging, and captivating music. He has created a long list of masterpieces and is continually striving to create innovative new recordings. One of the most well-known things about Antoine Dufour is his ability to play with crystal-clear clarity and technical perfection. His latest album, Back and Forth, features eleven original fingerstyle compositions and electronic versions of the same songs on the reverse side of the album. Antoine Dufour won first place at the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championships in 2006.
- Tommy Emmanuel – One of the most well-known guitarists in the world, Tommy Emmanuel, received his first guitar at the age of four and never looked back. Even at the age of sixty-two, Tommy Emmanuel is still playing around 300 gigs per year. He has taken inspiration from a variety of guitar experts including Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau. Tommy stands out because of his signature sound of cascading harmonies that makes his music sounds like a blissfully harmonic waterfall.
- Sungah Jung – The third and final guitar player to make the list is Sungah Jung, who makes the list as one of the most fingerstyle famous guitar players on YouTube. He has over five million subscribers on his YouTube account alone. He has modified his style by incorporating the styles of some of the world’s greatest guitar players. He has played with a variety of fantastic guitar players including Trace Bundy, Tommy Emmanuel, Jason Mraz, Gabriella Quevedo, and Kotaro Oshio.
All of these guitar players have their unique style, and you could learn a lot from watching some of their videos and mastering the techniques that they have to show.