“Doc’s Guitar” | Doc Watson Fingerpicking – Intermediate/Advanced Guitar Lesson with TAB


A fingerpicking guitar lesson on the classic Doc Watson song “Doc’s Guitar”. This is a real short-burst “showcase” type tune, meaning it is usually played as a solo guitar piece. Focusing on playing lightly and evenly will help bring this tune up to higher tempos. The delivery of this tune should be fast! Hone your fingerpicking skills and learn these classic Doc style fingerpicking patterns!

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You’ll get streaming access to 4 MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks (3 with metronome), one PDF tab sheet and one TEF tab file. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Intro – 8:28
Part A (Head) – 9:35
Part B (Chorus) – 7:47
Outro – 5:48

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Doc’s Guitar”.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Doc’s Guitar”.TEF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

110 BPM – 2:12
110 BPM with Metronome – 2:12
130 BPM – 1:29
130 BPM with Metronome – 1:29
150 BPM – 1:17
150 BPM with Metronome – 1:17