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Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar
Flatpicking Guitar Personalities
Flatpicking Guitar Fiddle Tune Collections
Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks
Flatpicking Guitar - Celtic Styles

THE IRISH BOUZOUKI by Niall O'Callanain & Tommy Walsh Photo
How to play in the styles of Manus Lunny, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Alec Finn, Michael Minas, Tom McDonagh, and Niall O' Callanain. Standard notation only. 48 pp.
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224-11 $23.95 buy

THE IRISH BOUZOUKI by Niall O'Callanain & Tommy Walsh Photo
Book/CD pack. How to play in the styles of Manus Lunny, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Alec Finn, Michael Minas, Tom McDonagh, and Niall O' Callanain. Standard notation only. 48 pp.
224-1093CD .. list $39.95 ours $36.95 buy

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CD - IRISH TRADITIONAL GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT with Gavin Ralston Photo
Accompanying CD for the book of the same name.
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224-1342 $23.95 buy

IRISH TRADITIONAL GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT by Gavin Ralston Photo
Book/CD pack. Written entirely in dropped-D tuning, 36 traditional tunes are presented in leadsheet format with detailed chord diagrams. A few tunes appear with lyrics and/or tablature accompaniment. Offers a broad spectrum of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques plus a useful dropped-D chord resource. 96 pp.
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IRISH TRADITIONAL GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT by Gavin Ralston Photo
Written entirely in dropped-D tuning, 36 traditional tunes are presented in leadsheet format with detailed chord diagrams. A few tunes appear with lyrics and/or tablature accompaniment. Offers a broad spectrum of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques plus a useful dropped-D chord resource. 96 pp.
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02-98359WW $19.95 buy

CELTIC BACK-UP: FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS by Chris Smith Photo
The most crucial function of a chordal instrument in a Celtic session: providing tasteful, imaginative, and supportive accompaniment. This book contains information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures and resources for accompaniment - particularly in an improvisational setting. Includes CD. 103 pp.
02-97205BCD $24.99 buy

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ACCOMPANYING IRISH MUSIC ON GUITAR by Frank Kilkelly Photo
Book/CD set. Gives insight into some of the many guitar styles that have been developed to accompany Irish music. The author assumes a basic understanding of guitar chords and strumming ability but no specific knowledge of Irish music. He delves into DADGAD, dropped D and double dropped D tunings and several different ways of playing in each tuning. Although the range of styles presented is not exhaustive, by analyzing the styles which are presented, the author covers all of the elements that go into making any style, thereby leaving you better equipped to both develop your own style and figure out the subtleties of any other style you may come across. Beginning/intermediate. 40 pp.
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ACCOMPANYING IRISH MUSIC ON GUITAR by Frank Kilkelly Photo
CLEARANCE PRICED! Gives insight into some of the many guitar styles developed to accompany Irish music. Assumes a basic understanding of guitar chords and strumming but no specific knowledge of Irish music. Delves into DADGAD, dropped D and double dropped D tunings and several different ways of playing in each tuning. By analyzing the styles presented, the author covers all of the elements that go into making any style, leaving you better equipped to both develop your own style and figure out the subtleties of others. Beginner/intermediate. BOOK IS FORMATTED TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLES ON THE AVAILABLE CD - CD STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. 40 pp.
02-184 .. list $17.45 ours $7.00 buy

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Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar
Flatpicking Guitar Personalities
Flatpicking Guitar Fiddle Tune Collections
Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks
Flatpicking Guitar - Celtic Styles

Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks

STEVE KAUFMAN'S FOUR-HOUR CELTIC WORKOUT taught by Steve Kaufman Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. 4 CD/book package. An invaluable learning tool for anyone who loves to play Celtic music and wants to build repertoire and technique. Includes 50 tunes, some familiar, some taken taken directly from traditional players or piper transcriptions found in the Dublin Archives. All tunes are played three times at a moderate tempo and three times up to speed. "Banish Misfortune," "Behind the Haystack," "Castle Kelly," "Chief O'Neill's Favorite," "The Cliffs of Moher," "The Connaughtman's Rambles," "Cook in the Kitchen," "Drowsy Maggie," "The Earl's Chair," "Father Kelly's," "The Fermoy Lasses," "Geese in the Bog," "Gillan's Apples," "Gravel Walk," "Haste to the Wedding," "Maid Behind the Bar," more. All levels. Note/tab including fiddle/mandolin tab. 108 pp.
300-527 $44.95 buy

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CD - STEVE KAUFMAN PRESENTS: FUN WITH THE 6 STRING BANJO by Steve Kaufman Photo
"... Also for 6 and 12 string guitar!" The 6-string banjo is strung and tuned the same as a 6-string guitar - it's a guitar with a banjo head - but it can lend itself to different styles and new techniques. The affable, ever-popular Steve Kaufman guides you through a slew of some of his "favorite flatpicking and fingerpicking Old Time Fiddle Tunes, Celtic Fiddle Tunes, Songs and Ballads that are made up of right hand melody rolls or 'Crosspicking' and Fingerstyle materials." 2 CDs, with a PDF book included on disc two.
SBR-CD102008 $19.95 buy

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PARKING LOT PICKER'S SONGBOOK: GUITAR EDITION by Dix Bruce Photo
Book/2-CD set. A collection of over 225 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and Gospel standards. Melodies are presented in note/tab along with lyrics and chords. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, many more. Also includes step-by-step instruction on how to transpose any song to any key! The CDs include EVERY song in the book. Beginners. Spiralbound, 304 pp.
02-96864BCD $34.99 buy

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PARKING LOT PICKER'S PLAY-ALONG: GUITAR by Dix Bruce Photo
Book/CD set. 15 of the most popular Bluegrass, Old-Time and Gospel songs, recorded at slow and regular tempos. No matter what your ability level is, you can enjoy playing along with the band and practice chords and rhythm, singing and lyrics, melodies, solos, licks, and back-up. The CD features Dix Bruce on the guitar, mandolin and vocals, Bill Evans on the banjo and vocals, Julie Cline on vocals, and Cindy Browne on the string bass. The songs are recorded just as they would be played at a jam session or performance, with introductions (kickoffs), vocals and solos. Open solo spaces in the recordings allow you to play the chords and solos from the book, create your own improvised solos, or sing the lyrics while the band provides accompaniment. Note/tab. 52 pp.
02-30115BCD $19.99 buy

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OLD TIME GOSPEL CROSSPICKING GUITAR SOLOS by Dix Bruce Photo
Book/CD set. Crosspicking is a beautiful guitar technique played with a flatpick. It has a unique sound that in some ways mimics a three-finger guitar or five-string banjo roll yet is completely different from either. Includes 30 popular traditional Gospel Songs. Chords, melodies and lyrics, as well as extensive instruction in the crosspicking style. Recordings of every song at both slow and regular speeds are on the CD. Note/tab. Intermediate. 96 pp.
02-20972BCD $24.99 buy

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O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Photo
Unique songbook featuring 10 selections from the hit movie and soundtrack. Includes "Big Rock Candy Mountain," "You Are My Sunshine," "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow" (Norman Blake & Soggy Bottom Boys versions), "Keep on the Sunny Side," "I'll Fly Away," "In the Highways," "I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)," and "In the Jailhouse Now." Songs are arranged in a melody/lyric/chord format with guitar tab. 47 pp.
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49-313182 $17.95 buy

IRISH TUNES GUITAR PLAY-ALONG, VOL. 137 Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn your favorite songs quickly and easily! Follow the tab, listen to the CD, then play along with the separate backing tracks. The CD is playable on any CD player and is enhanced for Mac and PC computers so you can adjust the tempo without changing pitch! Includes chord symbols. 8 Irish standards: "The Irish Washerwoman," "The Kesh Jig," "King of the Fairies," "The Little Beggarman," "Mason's Apron," "St. Anne's Reel," "Star of Munster" and "Temperence Reel." Note/tab. 27 pp.
49-701966 $15.99 buy

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IRISH DANCE TUNES FOR FLATPICKING GUITAR taught by Eric Thompson Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/3-CD set. Irish dance tunes make great flatpicking pieces. Pioneer flatpicker Thompson was fortunate to perform with master Irish musicians in the 1970's in San Francisco and Ireland, including the legendary Joe Cooley. He teaches several of his favorite jigs, reels and hornpipes, and coaches you in the triplets, grace notes, and nuances that give Irish Celtic music its lilt and feeling. Note/tab. Beginning/intermediate. 32 pp.
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02-20506BCD $24.95 buy

GOSPEL GUITAR - TEN EASY SONGS OF SPIRIT AND FAITH taught by Happy Traum Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. Traditional spirituals, hymns and bluegrass gospel songs that any beginner or early-intermediate player will enjoy learning. Songs have been chosen so the learning guitarist will gain experience with basic bluegrass flatpicking, folk strumming and blues fingerpicking. "Sowin' on the Mountain," "Let Us Break Bread Together," "Angel Band," "Farther Along," "All Night Long," "Kumbaya," "My Lord What a Morning," "Walking in Jerusalem Just Like John," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "One for Paul, One for Silas." Note/tab. 25 pp.
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300-541 $19.95 buy

FLATPICKING MEDIEVAL MUSIC FOR GUITAR by Allan Alexander Photo
Book/CD pack. 24 pieces arranged and meticulously fingered for steel string guitar. If you've ever wanted to play early music this is the book for you. On a steel string these tunes sound both ancient and funky. "Out in the Meadow," "Medieval Dance," "Ungaresca," "Villanella," "Lamento," "La Rotta," more. All tunes are performed on the CD by Ian McConnell. This is one collection you will keep close at hand. Note/tab. 35 pp.
512-83 $19.95 buy

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FLATPICKING GUITAR SONGS by Bert Casey Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/CD pack. Arrangements to 12 popular songs, with several variations for each song, including up-the-neck breaks. Each song is played slow and fast on the CD. Includes "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," "Cripple Creek," "Red Haired Boy," "Billy in the Lowground," "Black Mountain Rag," "Salt River," more. Note/tab. 50 pp.
56-23 $14.95 buy

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sheet music - DUELIN' BANJOS by Arthur Smith Photo
Note-for-note transcription with tab for both guitar and banjo. 11 pp.
49-663060 $3.99 buy

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CONTRA DANCE ENCYCLOPEDIA by John Holenko Photo
A handbook for musicians who want to play for contra dances. Music from American fiddle tunes to the Irish tradition are presented in sets suitable for playing for dances (as well as sessions, concerts, and other gigs). An extensive selection of tunes grouped into reels, jigs, and waltzes . Includes a short history of contra dance, as well as ideas on putting together a dance band. Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed, as well as band dynamics and orchestration. Beginning/intermediate. 80 pp.
02-98221 $19.99 buy

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CHRISTMAS CROSSPICKING SOLOS FOR GUITAR by Dix Bruce Photo
CLEARANCE PRICED! Book/CD set. 31 arrangements of the most popular traditional Christmas songs for crosspicking guitar. Chords, melodies and lyrics are presented, as well as extensive instruction in the crosspicking style. Recordings of every song at both slow and regular speeds are included on the accompanying play-along CD. Note/tab. Advanced. 80 pp.
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CELTIC GUITAR - AN APPROACH TO PLAYING TRADITIONAL DANCE MUSIC ON THE GUITAR by Doc Rossi Photo
Book/CD pack. Created for intermediate/advanced players wishing to improve technique and learn new repertoire. The focus here is on melody playing with a flatpick. Doc starts with the basics of technique and ornamentaion then goes directly into the tunes. Most of the tunes are Irish, with a few from other countries, including three duets. He uses an alternate tuning, CFCGCF with a capo at the second fret, a tuning he finds makes it easy to play tunes in traditional keys and modes without moving the capo or navigating difficult position shifts. Tunes include chord symbols and performance notes plus a chord chart. CD features all 41 tunes played at medium tempo and alternate tracks with ornamentation for ten of the tunes. Note/tab. 79 pp.
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49-1513 $19.99 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR PLAY-ALONG, VOL. 77 Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn your favorite songs quickly and easily! Follow the tab, listen to the CD, then play along with the separate backing tracks. The CD is playable on any CD player and is enhanced for Mac and PC computers so you can adjust the tempo without changing pitch! Melody and lyrics included. Eight songs: "Duelin' Banjos," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Gold Rush," "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," "Nine Pound Hammer," "Orange Blossom Special," "Rocky Top" and "Wildwood Flower." Note/tab. 61 pp.
49-699910 $14.99 buy

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BLUEGRASS GUITAR CLASSICS - 22 CARTER-STYLE SOLOS Photo
Includes bluegrass classics such as: "Back Up and Push," "The Big Rock Candy Mountain," "Cotton Eyed Joe," "Down Yonder," "Jesse James," "John Henry," "Little Sadie," "Man of Constant Sorrow," "Midnight Special," "Mule Skinner Blues," "New River Train," "Shady Grove," "Under the Double Eagle," "Red Wing," "Uncle Joe," "The Wabash Cannon Ball," "Wildwood Flower," more. Note/tab. 40 pp.
49-699529 $7.95 buy

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BLUEGRASS GUITAR - THE RIGHT WAY IS THE EASY WAY, VOLUME TWO with Dan Huckabee Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. 10 bluegrass instrumental standards to build & enhance your flatpicking repertoire. For each song, CD includes a fast version, a slow version and a phrase-by-phrase lesson, plus a rhythm guitar part you can practice with. "Liberty," "Goldrush," "Sally Goodin," "Big Mon," "Clinch Mountain Backstep," "Forked Deer," "Hamilton County Breakdown," "Stoney Point," "Beaumont Rag" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." Tablature only. Comb-bound. 17 pp.
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196-6916 $19.95 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR - THE RIGHT WAY IS THE EASY WAY, VOLUME THREE with Dan Huckabee Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. 10 bluegrass instrumental standards to build & enhance your flatpicking repertoire. For each song, CD includes a fast version, a slow version and a phrase-by-phrase lesson, plus a rhythm guitar part you can practice with. "Blackberry Blossom," "Alabama Jubilee," "Huckleberry Hornpipe," "Big Country," "Ragtime Annie," "Arkansas Traveler," "Black Mountain Rag," "Cottonpatch Rag," "Blackberry Rag" and "Jerusalem Ridge." Tablature only. Comb-bound. 17 pp.
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196-6917 $19.95 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR - THE RIGHT WAY IS THE EASY WAY, VOLUME ONE with Dan Huckabee Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. 10 bluegrass instrumental standards to build & enhance your flatpicking repertoire. For each song, CD includes a fast version, a slow version and a phrase-by-phrase lesson, plus a rhythm guitar part you can practice with. "Red Haired Boy," "Fire On The Mountain," "Cripple Creek," "Boston Boy," "Old Joe Clark," "Devils Dream," "Big Sandy," "Bill Cheatham," "Sugarfoot Rag" and "Black Mountain Rag." Tablature only. Comb-bound. 17 pp.
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196-6915 $19.95 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR - THE RIGHT WAY IS THE EASY WAY, VOLUME FOUR with Dan Huckabee Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. 10 bluegrass instrumental standards to build & enhance your flatpicking repertoire. For each song, CD includes a fast version, a slow version and a phrase-by-phrase lesson, plus a rhythm guitar part you can practice with. "Sailors Hornpipe," "Ricketts Hornpipe," "Hearts And Flowers," "Billy In the Lowground," "The Flowers Of Edinburgh," "Salt Creek," "Temperance Reel," "Molly Bloom," "Turkey In The Straw" and "New Camptown Races." Tablature only. Comb-bound. 11 pp.
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196-6918 $19.95 buy

BLUEGRASS CLASSICS GUITAR PLAY-ALONG VOL. 138 Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn your favorite songs quickly and easily! Follow the tab, listen to the CD, then play along with the separate backing tracks. The CD is playable on any CD player and is enhanced for Mac and PC computers so you can adjust the tempo without changing pitch! Melody and lyrics included. 8 songs: "Bill Cheatham," "Blackberry Blossom," "Cripple Creek," "Great Speckled Bird," "Red Wing," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Soldier's Joy" and "Turkey in the Straw." Note/tab. 54 pp.
49-701967 $14.99 buy

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BLUEGRASS - GUITAR CHORD SONGBOOK Photo
CLEARANCE PRICED, SAVE $6.49. Just the lyrics and chords for nearly 50 songs: "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Foggy Mountain Top," "Fox on the Run," "High on a Mountain Top," "I'll Fly Away," "Keep on the Sunny Side," "Nellie Kane," "Rocky Top," "Turn Your Radio On," "Wabash Cannonball," "The Wreck of the Old '97," more. 96 pp.
49-702585 .. list $14.99 ours $8.50 buy

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ALL-TIME FAVORITE PARKING LOT PICKER'S GUITAR SOLOS by Dix Bruce Photo
Book/CD set. Aimed at beginning and intermediate guitarists, this book is packed with songs, solos, and techniques that every guitar player should know. Melodies, tablature, chords; all the solos are recorded at both slow and regular speeds on the CD. Solos include: easy open string solos, closed position moveable and transposable solos, double stops, solos with a bluesy sound, crosspicking solos, and backup guitar parts. "Banks Of The Ohio," "Little Maggie," "Cripple Creek," "Red Wing," many more. 96 pp.
02-21370BCD $24.99 buy

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20 SWING TUNES THAT EVERY PARKING LOT FLATPICKER SHOULD KNOW taught by Steve Kaufman Photo
Book/6 CD pack. Teaches essential swing guitar repertoire to bluegrass flatpickers. Steve's unique method features three levels: a beginner's version that teaches the basic melody, an intermediate arrangement that will give you a solid musical grounding, and a full-blown solo that will challenge any aspiring swing guitarist. Backup tracks make for exciting practice sessions. 20 songs, including "After You've Gone," "Blue Moon," "Danny Boy," "Georgia on My Mind," "Honeysuckle Rose," "I Got Rhythm," "Lady Be Good," "Limehouse Blues," "Little Rock Getaway," "Minor Swing," "Panhandle Rag," "Sugar Foot Rag," "Summertime," more. All levels. Note/tab. Comb-bound. 160 pp.
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300-550 $69.95 buy


Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar
Flatpicking Guitar Personalities
Flatpicking Guitar Fiddle Tune Collections
Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks
Flatpicking Guitar - Celtic Styles

Flatpicking Guitar Fiddle Tune Collections

THE GUITAR PICKER'S FAKEBOOK by David Brody Photo
Over 250 tunes of the traditional old-time and bluegrass variety. Great reference section, including a discography indexed by tune title, a select discography for beginners to the style, a listing of record companies and an index of alternate titles. Tablature only. Perfect bound. 191 pp.
01-064279 $29.99 buy

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STEVE KAUFMAN'S FOUR-HOUR BLUEGRASS WORKOUT FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS, SERIES TWO Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/4 CD pack. 50 songs! Provides you with a backup band that gives rhythmic support for invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. CDs 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while CDs 3 and 4 bring you up to speed. Improve your picking, build your speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working! Songs include: "Angeline the Baker," "Back Up and Push," "Big Scioty," "Bull Durham," "Cattle in the Cane," "Cold Frosty Morn," "Jerusalem Ridge," "John Hardy," "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," "Nothing To It," "Rawhide," "Silver Bells," "Snowflake Reel," "Stone's Rag, " "Texas Gales," "Wheel Hoss," more. Includes chords and music plus tab for guitar and mandolin. Comb-bound. 105 pp.
300-596 $44.95 buy

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CD - STEVE KAUFMAN PRESENTS: FUN WITH THE 6 STRING BANJO by Steve Kaufman Photo
"... Also for 6 and 12 string guitar!" The 6-string banjo is strung and tuned the same as a 6-string guitar - it's a guitar with a banjo head - but it can lend itself to different styles and new techniques. The affable, ever-popular Steve Kaufman guides you through a slew of some of his "favorite flatpicking and fingerpicking Old Time Fiddle Tunes, Celtic Fiddle Tunes, Songs and Ballads that are made up of right hand melody rolls or 'Crosspicking' and Fingerstyle materials." 2 CDs, with a PDF book included on disc two.
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STEVE KAUFMAN FOUR-HOUR BLUEGRASS WORKOUT CD PACKAGE Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. A great all-around practice session. You'll hear 50 different tunes on the 4 CDs included. A dedicated band plays on the right & left speakers, with a guitar or mandolin lead only on the left. Music is in half- and full-speeds to help with your rhythm and lead parts. Standard notation with chord diagrams -- comb-bound, 28 pp.
300-530 $44.95 buy

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SLOW JAM FOR OLD TIME MUSIC - BACK-UP PRACTICE TRACKS with Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Bruce Molsky, & Mark Schatz Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. CD/book pack. 14 great jam session tunes for learning musicians. Each one is slowed down for beginners and played up-to-speed for those ready to jam faster. Suitable for any old-time instrument - fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, or guitar. Includes "The Buffalo Girls," "Sugar in the Gourd," "Hangman's Reel," "Black Eyed Susie," "Billy in the Lowground," more. 17 pp.
300-516 $19.95 buy

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SIXTEEN FIDDLE TUNES FOR GUITAR taught by Russ Barenberg Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. A variety of great contra and square dance tunes for both solo guitar and dance band work. Includes playing tips and slowed-down and up-to-speed versions. "Dominion Reel," "Road to California," "Spootiskerry Reel," "Flowers of Edinburgh," "Goodbye Liza Jane," "Fisher's Hornpipe," "Waynesboro," "Opera Reel," "Round the Horn," "Trip to Durrow," "Snowshoer's Reel," "Mac Ilmoyle's Reel," "Miller's Reel," "Rose in the Heather," "Mary Douglas" and "Midnight on the Water." Comb-bound. Note/tab. 33 pp.
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300-586 $19.95 buy

SCHOOL OF BLUEGRASS GUITAR: BLUEGRASS CLASSICS by Joe Carr Photo
Book/CD set. Helps guitarists develop fiddle-tune-like solos to bluegrass songs and tunes, and escape generic, simple melodies. 13 songs are presented in Carter and fiddle style arrangements. Beginners.
02-21740BCD $14.99 buy

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SCHOOL OF BLUEGRASS GUITAR: BLUEGRASS BALLADS & WALTZES by Joe Carr Photo
Book/CD set. Tunes are presented in both Carter and flatpicking style arrangements. Perfect for beginning lead guitarists.
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OLD TIME STRINGBAND WORKSHOP FOR FLATPICK GUITAR by Jane Keefer & Dick Weissman & Terry Prohaska Photo
One in a set of four books, each with a matching collection of 40 traditional type fiddle tunes arranged to develop ensemble and jam session playing skills with other acoustic instruments, as well as to expand your repertoire of tunes. The music is presented in note/tab with annotations for playing techniques and variations. A bonus arrangement of "Star of the County Down" is available as a free download. Beginning/intermediate. 80 pp.
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OLD TIME MUSIC PARTY - PLAY-ALONG TRACKS FOR JAM SESSIONS with Bruce Molsky, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and Joe Fallon Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. CD/book pack. 13 instrumentals for old time fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar players who want to hone their skills and increase their repertoire. The tunes are played up to speed for experienced pickers, and at half speed for beginners/intermediates. "Susananna Gal," "Martha Campbell," "Sunny Home in Dixie," "Flatwoods," "Paddy on the Hand Car," "Wild Horse at Stoney Point," "June Apple," "Jenny on the Railroad," "Tippy Get Your Hair Cut," "Texas Gals" more. All levels. Comb-bound. 14 pp.
300-556 $19.95 buy

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OLD TIME FIDDLE TUNES FOR GUITAR by Richard Lieberson Photo
Back in print! 40 tunes in standard notation and tab. Tunes include "Liberty," "Soldier's Joy," "Chicken Reel," "Flop-Eared Mule," "Texas Quickstep," "Sail Away Ladies," more. 128 pp.
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GRANGERS' FIDDLE TUNES FOR GUITAR by Adam Granger Photo
508 tunes transcribed for flatpick guitar with over 1,000 indexed and cross-referenced titles. Includes tunes from Ireland, Cape Breton, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Mexico, plus French-Canadian, old time, Texas, and bluegrass tunes. Tune types include reels, breakdowns, hoedowns, polkas, rags, horpipes, jigs, slides and slip jigs. Six appendices cover how to use the book, a short course in flatpicking, basics of rhythm guitar, ornamentation and technique, more! Tablature only. Intermediate/advanced. 177 pp.
147-1 $29.95 buy

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FLATPICKING FIDDLE TUNES by Dan Crary Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/6 CD pack. More than 20 great fiddle tunes, plus lightning-fast licks, pick technique, learning from records and other invaluable playing tips. Songs include: "Black Mountain Rag," "Blackberry Blossom," "Sally Goodin," "Huckleberry Hornpipe," "Dill Pickle Rag," "Arkansas Traveller," "Forked Deer," and more. Tablature only. Comb-bound. 56 pp.
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300-561 $59.95 buy

FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 3: FLATPICKING FIDDLE TUNES by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller Photo
Wean yourself off of tablature for good, learn to create variations of tunes you already know, and learn to improvise! Step-by-step instruction on the structure of fiddle tunes, how to assimilate them into your own musical language and learn any tune by ear. Lots of tunes, too! Spiralbound; includes 2 CDs.
475-5 $29.95 buy

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FIDDLE TUNES MADE EASY FOR BLUEGRASS GUITAR by Eddie Collins Photo
Book/CD pak - "Beginning and Intermediate Solos for America's Most Popular Fiddle Tunes!" One of three books for banjo, guitar and mandolin, all with the same 18 tunes displayed in the same format: basic version on the left facing page and an intermediate version on the right side. The solos are modular: replace any given measure from one solo with the same corresponding measure from the other solo. The accompanying CD has slow and fast tracks for each solo. Comb-bound; 40 pp.
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FIDDLE TUNES FOR FLATPICKING GUITAR taught by Dick Fegy Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/3-CD set. Three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. He teaches "Lord Gordon's Reel," "The Rights of Man," "June Apple," "Arkansas Traveler," "Trafalgar Hornpipe," and "Fisher's Hornpipe." Originally released in the 1970s on cassettes. 24 pp.
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FIDDLE TUNES FOR FLATPICKERS - GUITAR by Bob Grant Photo
Book/CD pack. 25 songs with chord changes, performance and fingering suggestions. Designed to help you build a repertoire common fiddle tunes and commonly used techniques including slides, double stops, fiddle shuffles, tremolos, syncopations, more. "Big Mon," "Arkansas Traveler," "Turkey in the Straw," "Old Joe Clark," "Sailor's Hornpipe," "Sally Goodin," "Whiskey Before Breakfast," more. The split-channel CD allows you to hear the lead guitar or play-along with the backing tracks. Note/tab. 38 pp.
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FANCY FIDDLE TUNES FOR FLATPICKING GUITAR taught by Eric Thompson Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/3-CD set. Eric teaches 16 of his favorite old-time fiddle tunes, the bedrock upon which acoustic guitar flatpicking is built. The three CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Includes "Blackberry Blossom," "Ragtime Annie," "Texas Gals," "Billy in the Lowland," more. In three easy lessons, Eric will have you playing fiddle tunes and building your repertoire in no time! With 32-page booklet. Note/tab.
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02-20504BCD $24.95 buy

CD - COMPANION CD SET FOR GRANGER'S FIDDLE TUNES FOR GUITAR Photo
Seven CD set with all 508 tunes from the book. Each tune is announced then played at a moderate tempo. Rhythm guitar on the left track; lead on the right.
147-1/7CD $99.95 buy

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BLUEGRASS JAMMERS' TOP 10, VOLUME 2 by Eddie Collins Photo
Packaged with a CD! For beginning and slow-jammers. "Each tune is laid out such that all the music notation, tab, chords and lyrics for fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar appear on open-face, easy-to-read, adjoining pages. The slow track for each tune on the Practice CD is performed at a speed that allows everyone to go comfortably from soloing to rhythm and back to soloing. Each tune is then performed at a relaxed group speed. All songs have lyrics, so the non-soloists can join in as well."
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BLUEGRASS JAMMERS' TOP 10 by Eddie Collins Photo
Packaged with a CD! For beginning and slow-jammers. "Each tune is laid out such that all the music notation, tab, chords and lyrics for fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar appear on open-face, easy-to-read, adjoining pages. The slow track for each tune on the Practice CD is performed at a speed that allows everyone to go comfortably from soloing to rhythm and back to soloing. Each tune is then performed at a relaxed group speed. All songs have lyrics, so the non-soloists can join in as well."
432-7 $9.95 buy

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BLUEGRASS GUITAR SOLOS THAT EVERY PARKING LOT PICKER SHOULD KNOW: SERIES 4 taught by Steve Kaufman Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/6 CD pack. Teaches 20 standard fiddle tunes for players of all levels - melody for beginners, licks and runs for intermediate players, and advanced techniques to make the tune into a real showpiece. "Angeline the Baker," "Back Up and Push," "Bonaparte's Retreat," "Fire On the Mountain," "Flowers of Edinburgh," "Miller's Reel," "Over the Waterfall," "Road to Columbus," "Sailor's Hornpipe," "Silver Bells," "Woodchopper's Reel," more. The split-channel CDs let you play-along with the band for practice. Comb-bound. Note/tab. 136 pp.
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300-160 $69.95 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR SOLOS THAT EVERY PARKING LOT PICKER SHOULD KNOW: SERIES 3 - WHAT TO PLAY WHEN THE SINGING STOPS taught by Steve Kaufman Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/6 CD pack. Steve's third set of popular lessons teaches how to work out guitar breaks to well-known bluegrass songs. Once again, turn off Steve's lead guitar on your stereo and play along with the rhythm tracks. Perfect practice for a "live" picking situation. 20 tunes: "Foggy Mountain Top," "More Pretty Girls Than One," "In the Pines," "Dark Hollow," "Nine-Pound Hammer," "Blue Ridge Cabin Home," "How Mountain Girls Can Love," "Gold Watch and Chain," "I Am a Pilgrim," more. Note/tab. 100 pp.
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300-163 $69.95 buy

BLUEGRASS GUITAR SOLOS THAT EVERY PARKING LOT PICKER SHOULD KNOW: SERIES 2 taught by Steve Kaufman Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/6 CD pack. Teaches 20 standard fiddle tunes for players of all levels - melody for beginners, licks and runs for intermediate players, and advanced techniques to make the tune into a real showpiece. "Alabama Jubilee," "Cricket on the Hearth," "Eighth of January," "Black Mountain Rag," "John Hardy," "Dixie Hoedown," "Down Yonder," "Blackberry Rag," "June Apple," "Katie Hill," "Liberty," "Redwing," "Stoney Creek," "Texas Gals," "Wildwood Flower," more. The split-channel CDs let you play-along with the band for practice. Comb-bound. Note/tab. 139 pp.
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BLUEGRASS GUITAR SOLOS THAT EVERY PARKING LOT PICKER SHOULD KNOW: SERIES 1 by Steve Kaufman Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/6 CD pack. Teaches 20 standard fiddle tunes for players of all levels - melody for beginners, licks and runs for intermediate players, and advanced techniques to make the tune into a real showpiece. "Ragtime Annie," "Bill Cheatham," "Gold Rush," "Flop-Eared Mule," "Forked Deer," "Soldier's Joy," "Nothin' To It," "Big Sandy River," "Billy in the Low Ground," "Turkey in the Straw," "St. Anne's Reel," "Sweet Georgia Brown," more. The split-channel CDs let you play-along with the band for practice. Note/Tab. 163 pp.
300-161 $69.95 buy

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A STUDY IN FLATPICKING: 20 TUNES & VARIATIONS by Jeff Troxel Photo
Book/2-CD package. Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist and 2003 Winfield National Flatpicking Champion Troxel uses two versions each of 20 standard tunes as a platform not just for learning the tunes, but how to understand, think about and arrange tunes on your own! Plus an appendix full of scale and arpeggio exercises, music theory, slurring exercises and more. Spiral-bound.
475-2 $29.95 buy

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Flatpicking Guitar Personalities
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Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks
Flatpicking Guitar - Celtic Styles

Flatpicking Guitar Personalities

WAYNE HENDERSON - MADE & PLAYED, TRANSCRIBED FOR FLATPICKING AND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR trans. by David Ziegele Photo
Note-for-note transcriptions of Wayne's first solo album, plus the bonus tune, "Lime Rock." Five work best in fingerstyle, because they are played in either alternating-thumb or Carter-style, and the others can be either flatpicked or fingerpicked. With an introduction to Wayne's style & techniques and a brief guide to reading tablature. Foreword by Alen St. John. Note/tab. Spiralbound, 87 pp.
666-1 $29.95 buy

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TONY'S CHOICE taught by Tony Rice Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. Tony teaches you some of his favorite kick-offs, licks, and solos from his favorite songs - taken mainly from his albums "Cold on the Shoulder," and "Church Street Blues." For advanced players. Note/tab. 14 pp.
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300-129CD $19.95 buy

TONY RICE STYLE GUITAR SOLOS by Brad Davis Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. 12 solos in the style of Tony Rice. Includes tunes from Tony's "Church Street Blues" and "Cold On the Shoulder" recordings. Each solo is played full speed, followed by a phrase by phrase lesson, and finally slowed down with accompanying rhythm guitar. CD included. (Tony Rice does not play on CD.) Tab only. Spiralbound. 28 pp.
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TONY RICE GUITAR Photo
Complete transcriptions of all the solos from the "Manzanita", "Tony Rice", and "Tony Rice Guitar" albums. Spiral bound. Note/tab. 70 pp.
56-9 $15.95 buy

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TONY RICE - GUITAR BUNDLE PACK Photo
Book/CD/DVD pack. Includes the book/CD pack "Tony Rice Teaches Bluegrass Guitar" (49-695045) and the DVD "Tony Rice - Master Class" (300-DVD262), in one money-saving pack! In the DVD, revered guitarist Tony Rice breaks down his world-class style and technique with lessons in folk and country instrumentals, fiddle tunes and innovative arrangements of well-known standards. In the book/CD, Tony passes on the style he has developed during two decades as the top bluegrass flatpicker of his generation. In careful detail, he analyzes licks, runs, solos and rhythm parts to hot bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes that will challenge and delight all flatpickers. 22 page book, 115 min. DVD.
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THE PETER ROWAN SONGBOOK Photo
Book/CD pack. 15 original songs by one of the most influential singers and songwriters in contemporary bluegrass. Includes tablature, chord diagrams, melody, lyrics pages and lead sheets. CD has a spoken introduction and performance of each song by Peter himself. "Panama Red," "Bluegrass Boy," "That High Lonesome Sound," "Midnight Moonlight," "Pulling the Devil by the Tail," "Wild Geese Cry Again," "Ruby Ridge," "Before the Streets Were Paved," "Electric Blanket," "On the Wings of Horses," "I Dreamed of a Home," "Faith, Love and Devotion," "Let the Harvest Go to Seed," "Fetch Wood, Carry Water" and "Dust Bowl Children." All levels. 75 pp.
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300-583 $24.95 buy

THE NORMAN BLAKE ANTHOLOGY transcribed by Steve Kaufman Photo
Deluxe edition of 38 original songs and tunes from one of bluegrass guitar's original and enduring masters. Spanning 30 years and 25 albums, titles include "Back in Yonder's World," "Lincoln's Funeral Train," "Slow Train through Georgia" and many more. Lyrics, melody lines, and flatpicking solos for each song. Note/tab, 197 pp.
02-96641 $26.99 buy

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THE LEGACY OF DOC WATSON transcribed by Steve Kaufman Photo
This wonderful compilation of Watson's life and music serves as biography and instructional book. Doc himself tells the story behind each song. The obvious rapport between Watson and Kaufman makes for a comfortable, in-depth book. 22 classics, including "Black Mountain Rag," "Doc's Rag," "I Am A Pilgrim," "Tom Dooley," "Down Yonder," "Devil's Dream," more. Note/tab. 152 pp.
02-95742 $29.95 buy

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THE HANK WILLIAMS SONGBOOK arranged by Fred Sokolow Photo
26 classics in easy-to-intermediate fingerpicking and flatpicking arrangements. Includes "Cold, Cold Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Honky Tonkin'," "I Saw the Light," "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," "Mansion on the Hill," "There's a Tear in My Beer," "Your Cheatin' Heart," more. Note/tab. 79 pp.
49-699255 $14.95 buy

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THE ESSENTIAL CLARENCE WHITE: BLUEGRASS GUITAR LEADS by Roland White & Diane Bouska Photo
Book/2-CD set. Features 14 songs and tunes with variations, in notation and tablature. Instruction with tab examples. Biography with photos. Disc 1: Clarence's original recordings plus CD-ROM video of Clarence playing two tunes close-up. Disc 2: Rhythm tracks: Play along at slow or fast tempo with Roland White on guitar and Missy Raines on bass. Spiralbound, 102 pp.
573-3 $34.95 buy

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THE COUNTRY GUITAR STYLE OF CHARLIE MONROE by Joseph Weidlich Photo
Based on the 1936-1938 Bluebird recordings by The Monroe Brothers. One of the most popular acts of the 1930s was The Monroe Brothers, featuring Bill on mandolin and tenor vocals, and Charlie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. This great overview of Charlie Monroe's unique guitar performance style (he used just his thumb and index finger) presents 52 songs, with an in-depth look at the backup patterns & techniques from each chord family (G, F, D, C, E, A), plus special note sequences, common substitutions and stock backup phrases. Includes the bluegrass classics "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "My Long Journey Home" and "Roll On, Buddy," plus a discography and complete Bluebird recording session info. Notation only. 63 pp.
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TEACH YOURSELF BLUEGRASS GUITAR by Russ Barenberg Photo
This book/CD teaches you authentic bluegrass! Clear instruction from a professional: basics, right- and left-hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance, and much more. Plus a section of the best bluegrass tunes from which to learn. Note/tab, 65 pp.
01-064990 $17.99 buy

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SONGS OF DOC WATSON Photo
35 favorites, chosen by Doc himself. Complete lyrics, many chord diagrams, notation, with note/tab for his guitar breaks. Includes a few complete banjo pieces. Each song is preceded by Doc's "recollections" about it - what inspired him, when he first heard a song, more. Lots of photos. 127 pp.
01-000120 $21.99 buy

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PLAY LIKE A LEGEND: DOC WATSON by Joe Carr Photo
Book/CD set. Transcriptions of his great guitar flatpicking recordings from the early 1960s until the 1990s. Plus, detailed explanations of special techniques such as Carter Plus soloing, using three note patterns and numerous crosspicking patterns. Exercises are designed to isolate specific licks and patterns, making them easier to learn. Moveable phrases and licks are identified so that you can introduce Doc's unique sound into your own playing. Intermediate/advanced. 64 pp.
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NEW ACOUSTIC GUITAR taught by Tony Rice Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/6 CD pack. Here's the whole gamut of the fabulous Tony Rice guitar style, from bluegrass basics to his own new acoustic compositions. Tony teaches and demonstrates licks, runs, tunes, advanced rhythm parts and the complex, improvisational solos that have made him the premier flatpick guitarist in the world. Songs: "Red-Haired Boy," "Little Sadie," "Your Love is Like A Flower," "Blue Railroad Train," "Old Train," "Ginseng Sullivan," "Wild Horse," "Jerusalem Ridge," "Cattle in the Cane," "Backwater," "Mar West," "Waltz for Indira," "Devlin" and "Swing 51." Intermediate/advanced. Comb-bound. Note/tab. 40 pp.
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300-552 $59.95 buy

FOUNDATIONS OF FLATPICKING COUNTRY GUITAR taught by Eric Thompson Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/3-CD set. Thompson is a pioneer of flatpicking, first attracting attention over 40 years ago in bluegrass bands with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. He shares the building blocks for great flatpicking technique. He takes you step-by-step, beginning with song melodies picked out in the bass, with rhythm, in the styles of Maybelle Carter and Charlie Monroe, and moving up to single-note flatpicking, with exercises to help master playing long runs of notes, clean, smooth and fast. Then he builds your repertoire with classic fiddle tunes and breaks to songs, including characteristic devices, phrases and endings from seminal stylists like Don Reno, Doc Watson, and Clarence White. Note/tab. Beginners. 24 pp.
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FLATPICKING SOLOS: TWELVE CONTEST-WINNING ARRANGEMENTS by Scott Fore Photo
Book/CD pack. National Flatpicking Champion Fore has used these arrangements to win various competitions throughout the United States. Includes "Angeline The Baker," "Bill Cheatham," "Cluck Old Hen," "Red Haired Boy," "The Beaumont Rag," "St. Anne's Reel," more. CD includes full length recordings of each arrangement played by Scott himself, and full rhythm tracks so you can play along! Note/tab. 72 pp.
606-1 $19.95 buy

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FINGERPICKING, FLATPICKING AND SLIDE - GUITAR STYLES OF MERLE WATSON by Merle Watson with Doc Watson Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. During the 15 years that Merle Watson toured and recorded with his father, Doc Watson, the duo was one of the most popular musical teams in folk music history. On these two CDs, Merle teaches the traditional fingerpicking, flatpicking and slide guitar styles for which he was famous. Doc joins Merle in a dynamic demonstration of "twin guitars" as they take apart some of their most requested duets and explain, in detail, how each part is played. Over 25 songs including "Will the Circle be Unbroken," "Southbound," "Day Break Blues," "Cotten-Eyed Joe," "Wabash Cannonball," "Honky Tonkin'," "Old Joe Clark," "Salt Creek," more! Note/tab. Intermediate level. 52 pp.
300-536 $29.95 buy

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EXPLORING THE GUITAR FINGERBOARD taught by Russ Barenberg Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. This six-hour course teaches guitarists to find and play any note in any position on the neck, build chords and improvise melodies. Barenberg, one of America's premier acoustic guitarists, provides a road map for fully understanding the entire fingerboard. He also covers music theory, ear training, improvisation and exercises to strengthen the left hand. Highly recommended for all serious guitarists. 6 CDs with book. Intermediate level. Note/tab. 42 pp.
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300-164 $59.95 buy

8 GREAT TUNES AND VARIATIONS FOR FLATPICK GUITAR taught by Dan Crary Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. Learn 8 of Dan Crary's most requested show-stoppers. Each song includes variations and will help flatpickers develop a solid repertoire. CD includes slowed down and up-to-speed versions of each song. Includes "Billy in the Low Ground," "Forked Deer," "Cotton Patch Rag," "Sweet Laree," "McCahill's Reel," "Tom and Jerry," "Memories of Mozart," and "Irish Waltz." For intermediate to advanced players. Includes tab. 30 pp.
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Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar
Flatpicking Guitar Personalities
Flatpicking Guitar Fiddle Tune Collections
Flatpicking Guitar Songbooks
Flatpicking Guitar - Celtic Styles

Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar

All of the books in the Flatpicking & Bluegrass Guitar section feature tablature.

THE GUITAR PLAYER'S RIGHT HAND WORKOUT by Jeff Troxel Photo
Book/CD set - Finally, a course devoted to the main engine of this exciting style: the flatpicker's right hand! Flatpicking Guitar Magazine clinician and 2003 National Flatpicking Champion Troxel presents a series of exercises that will help you develop dexterity and accuracy in your right hand, plus tips and exercises to help you increase your speed. Spiralbound, 50 pp.
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THE GUITAR PLAYER'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS written by Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
Book/2-CD pack from the publishers of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine! Learn scales in a way that's easy, fun, interesting, and informative, and learn how to apply scales practically when learning new melodies, embellishing those melodies to create your own solos and variations, and in exploring improvisations. "The goal here was to really dive in and explore the most useful scales for playing American roots music in the most common key and the most common position." 160 pp. with 136 audio tracks on 2 CDs.
475-13 $29.95 buy

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THE GUITAR PLAYER'S GUIDE TO RHYTHM, TIMING, AND GROOVE by Brad Davis, Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
Finally, here's a good, solid, step-by-step learning method that will allow your rhythm skills and knowledge to continually develop. The authors, longtime contributors and editors of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, "have put together a 240-page, 3-CD instructional method that presents all of the technique and theory that you need to know in order to become a solid acoustic rhythm guitar player in the genres of country, bluegrass, acoustic rock, gospel, Irish, old-time, singer/songwriter, Americana, or folk music." Spiralbound.
475-17 $29.95 buy

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THE GUITAR PLAYER'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPING SPEED, ACCURACY AND TONE by Brad Davis and Dan Miller Photo
Want to play faster? and with more volume and tonal clarity? This book is the goods!! Book/CD package from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine "teaches you how to make each note that you play in those songs sound clear and distinct with rich tone and how you can bring all of those notes together in a smooth and fluid flow at any tempo." 143 pp. with 157 audio tracks.
475-11 $29.95 buy

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THE FLATPICKER'S GUIDE TO OLD-TIME MUSIC written by Tim May & Dan Miller Photo
Book/2-CD package. The book's first section presents a thorough study of old-time, pre-bluegrass rhythm guitar, including learning bass-note selection and bass runs. The second section presents 11 tunes from the old-time repertoire, the melodies plus two variations on each melody for more intermediate to advanced players. PLUS on the CDs each tune features a guitar rhythm track and a lead track on mandolin, so you can practice either your melody playing or your rhythm playing!
475-15 $29.95 buy

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THE FLATPICKER'S GUIDE TO IRISH MUSIC written by Tim May & Dan Miller Photo
Book/CD package introduces the flatpicking guitarist to 10 common Irish tunes and the theory and technique of Irish rhythm! The first part discusses Irish guitar rhythm, including right-hand technique, chord substitutions, and bass movement within chords. In the second part each of the tunes includes a study the melody of the tune, variations on the melody, standard chords for the tune, and chord substitution variations. Some discussion of diatonic modes, drop-D tuning, DADGAD chords and more! Standard notation and tab - spiral-bound; 112 pp.
475-16 $24.95 buy

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THE FLATPICKER'S GUIDE by Dan Crary Photo
Master flatpicker Dan Crary teaches how to play accompaniments, cross-pick, play lick strums, and a lot more. Crary teaches with examples and demonstrates with the included play-along CD. Note/tab. 110 pp.
49-000231 $19.95 buy

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MY FIRST BLUES GUITAR PICKING SONGS by Steve Kaufman Photo
Book/CD set. The perfect primer for anyone interested in learning blues guitar played with a pick. An addition to Steve Kaufman's "My First" series, the book starts the student from the very beginning. Basic chords and notation are presented, progressing to blues strumming patterns and lines. Also covers blues scales, tablature, I-IV-V chords and more. Useful for experienced tab readers who wish to learn standard notation. Beginners. 36 pp.
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MEL BAY'S COMPLETE FLATPICKING GUITAR BOOK by Steve Kaufman Photo
Book/CD/DVD set. Starts off with basic bluegrass backup and moves to arranging flatpicking solos for bluegrass vocals, arranging instrumentals, to fancy flatpicking solos in the styles of top players. Recommended. Note/tab, 101 pp.
02-94562SET $32.99 buy

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MASTERING BLUEGRASS GUITAR - FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PLAYERS taught by Russ Barenberg Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. 6 CDs/book pack. One of America's finest flatpickers unravels the secrets of great picking technique. Covers Clarence White rhythm variations, Texas swing progressions, bluegrass breakdowns, fancy fiddle tunes; and intricate solos, fills, and licks using cross-picking, floating, syncopation, quick position changes, and other advanced techniques. 24 tunes including "Roll On Buddy," "New Camptown Races," "Beaumont Rag," "Nine Pound Hammer," "Pike Country," "The Waterfall," "Orange Mountain Special," "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown," more. Comb-bound. Note/tab. 52 pp.
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CD - LET'S JAM! - COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS by Peter Vogl Photo
High quality audio CD with 23 jam tracks. Recorded "live" by top studio musicians, these extended 3-4 minute jams are in a variety of keys and grooves, with several tunes that are played at two different speeds. Includes 16 page booklet with rhythm charts and soloing tips. Songs include "9 Pound Hammer," "Old Joe Clark," "Sitting On Top of the World," "Salt River," "Lonesome Road Blues," "Little Maggie," "Sally Goodin" & "John Hardy." Free lessons are also available on their website with audio and video clips. Great for practicing guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, pedal steel, or voice.
56-21 $9.95 buy

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LEARNING MUSIC BY EAR - FOR ALL STRINGED INSTRUMENTS by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller Photo
You can do it too! "Training your ear takes less time than you might imagine if you have a good method, some basic guidelines, and a consistent practice routine. This book presents a simple step-by-step method and many helpful guidelines. You will learn how to find the song's key, learn how to find the song's chord progression, and then learn how to find the song's melody - all by ear." Spiral-bound; 66 pp.
475-18 $19.95 buy

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KILLER TECHNIQUE: FLATPICKING GUITAR by Colin Botts & Corey Christiansen Photo
Serves as a valuable resource to guitarists of all ability levels interested in developing greater finger dexterity and picking accuracy. Exercises are presented that enable you to isolate and drill many of the technical requirements and stylistic elements commonly encountered in flatpicking guitar. Topics include: left-hand chromatic exercises, horizontal shifting up the neck, scalar sequences, alternate picking, economy picking, and cross picking. Many of the techniques are applied to musical etudes and examples that are both challenging and rewarding to play. Intermediate. 32 pp.
02-30111 $9.99 buy

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HOW TO IMPROVISE BLUEGRASS GUITAR SOLOS with Brad Davis Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/CD pack. Learn 28 very hot licks that fit G, C, or D chords, then link them together in different combinations to fit in three tunes. Brad plays three different combinations of the licks for each tune to give you lots of experience. Songs include "Blue Ridge Cabin Home," "Why Dont You Tell Me So" and "Roll On Buddy." Tablature only. Comb-bound. 5 pp.
196-6928 $19.95 buy

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CD - HOT LICKS FOR BLUEGRASS GUITAR CDs taught by Orrin Star Photo
2 CD package. Features every lick from the book, in order, on two CDs.
300-519 $24.95 buy

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HOT LICKS FOR BLUEGRASS GUITAR by Orrin Star Photo
395 useful licks in tablature with tips on how to apply them. Features a special celebrity section with licks from the playing of Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Dan Crary, and others. Highly recommended for intermediate and advanced flatpickers. Note/tab. 273 pp.
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HAPPY TRAUM'S FLATPICKING GUITAR METHOD - GETTING STARTED IN BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY STYLES taught by Happy Traum Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/3 CD pack. Covers everything from simple accompaniments to bluegrass licks, runs, fiddle tunes and more than 30 songs for the beginning flatpicker: "John Hardy," "Wildwood Flower," "Bluegrass Breakdown," "My Home's Across The Smokey Mountains," "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad," "Worried Man Blues," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," "More Pretty Girls Than One," "Wabash Cannonball," "Ragtime Annie," more. Beginning/intermediate. Comb-bound. Tablature only. 33 pp.
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300-574 $37.50 buy

HAPPY TRAUM - BLUEGRASS GUITAR BUNDLE PACK Photo
Book/CD/DVD pack. Includes the book/CD "Bluegrass Guitar" (01-000153) and the DVD "Easy Bluegrass and Country Guitar" (300-DVD80) in one money-saving pack. The book covers every aspect of bluegrass playing, from simple accompaniment to advanced instrumentals. Over 30 bluegrass and traditional songs in the styles of Clarence White, Dan Crary, Charlie Waller, Peter Rowan, and others, graded from easy to advanced in note/tab. Includes photos and a CD. The DVD is an easy and fun way for beginners to play favorite bluegrass tunes. Happy teaches all the basic techniques and helps you build your own repertoire. Covers pick technique, elementary theory, song accompaniment, and how to play instrumental solos. 127 pp. book, 60 min. DVD.
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HAL LEONARD BLUEGRASS GUITAR METHOD by Fred Sokolow Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn to play rhythm and lead bluegrass guitar with step-by-step lessons and 18 great songs. Learn the basics of rhythm and lead playing in the styles of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Maybelle Carter, Lester Flatt, and many others. Lessons include Carter strumming, alternating bass, waltz strums, using the capo, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, crosspicking, more. The CD includes 43 tracks for demonstration and play-along. "Amazing Grace," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Cripple Creek," "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," "I'll Fly Away," "We'll Meet Again Sweetheart," "The Wreck of the Old '97," more. Note/tab. 71 pp.
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FRETBOARD ROADMAPS - BLUEGRASS AND FOLK GUITAR - THE ESSENTIAL GUITAR PATTERNS THAT ALL THE PROS KNOW AND USE by Fred Sokolow Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn to play lead and rhythm guitar anywhere on the fretboard, in any key. Covers chord based licks, moveable major and blues scales, major pentatonic "sliding scales," first position major scales, and moveable-position major scales. Book features easy-to-follow diagrams; CD includes 41 demonstration tracks. Note/tab. 48 pp.
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FOUNDATIONS OF FLATPICKING COUNTRY GUITAR taught by Eric Thompson Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/3-CD set. Thompson is a pioneer of flatpicking, first attracting attention over 40 years ago in bluegrass bands with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. He shares the building blocks for great flatpicking technique. He takes you step-by-step, beginning with song melodies picked out in the bass, with rhythm, in the styles of Maybelle Carter and Charlie Monroe, and moving up to single-note flatpicking, with exercises to help master playing long runs of notes, clean, smooth and fast. Then he builds your repertoire with classic fiddle tunes and breaks to songs, including characteristic devices, phrases and endings from seminal stylists like Don Reno, Doc Watson, and Clarence White. Note/tab. Beginners. 24 pp.
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FLATPICKING UP THE NECK by Jeff Troxel Photo
CLEARANCE PRICED! Book/CD set. A thorough and practical approach to understanding the upper positions on the fingerboard for the flatpicking guitarist. Chord shapes, scale patterns, position studies, and repertoire teach guitarists to visualize how melodies and chords work together up the neck. Learn a system for organizing chords and scales up the neck, as well as moving horizontally between positions. Open strings are blended with upper position notes in keeping with the flatpicking style, and concepts are applied to real music through tunes and variations. Beginning/intermediate. Note/tab. 56 pp.
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FLATPICKING GUITAR FOR THE COMPLETE IGNORAMUS! by Wayne Erbsen Photo
Book/CD set. Wayne guides you through everything from how to hold your pick, to holding your own jam session. He leads you through 30 tunes using his simple and unique Tab system. 9" x 12", 80 pages.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 8: IMPROVISATION (PART III) & INTRODUCTION TO SWING AND JAZZ SOLOING by Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
The eighth and final book in the Flatpicking Essentials series teaches you how to begin to play swing and jazz tunes in the context of a flatpick jam, including how to improvise over swing and jazz chord changes! Includes how to study and utilize scales and arpeggios in the context of using them as "road maps" for improvisation, examples of how to build from a simple song melody to a jazz style arrangement, and three variations each of ten standard swing and jazz tunes. Great stuff!
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 7: ADVANCED RHYTHM & CHORD STUDIES by Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
Book/CD set -- 170 pp., 67 audio tracks "that will show you how to add texture, variety, and movement to your rhythm accompaniment in the context of playing bluegrass, fiddle tune music, folk music, acoustic rock, Western swing, big band swing, and jazz." Miller and May don't just tell you what to do, they tell you how! in a lucid, straightforward treatment of chords and the fingerboard that's ultimately applicable to any style.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 6: IMPROVISATION (PART II) & ADVANCED TECHNIQUE STUDIES by Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
Book/2-CD set -- ready to take your flatpicking to the next level? Part 1 is the next chapter in the free-form improvisation studies that began in Vol. 5, Part 2 is entirely devoted to advanced flatpicking techniques: triplets, harmonics, note bending, quoting, alternate tunings, syncopation, minor keys, hybrid picking, advanced crosspicking, string skipping and more! Spiralbound; 152 pp.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 5: IMPROVISATION AND STYLE STUDIES by Dan Miller & Tim May Photo
The mysteries of improvisation revealed! Step-by-step gradual learning method that will have you improvising immediately and then build your skill slowly and steadily. The authors use a two-part approach: one a blues-based, pentatonic-scale system, the second a root notes and chord-tones approach, much as jazz students do but here designed for bluegrass. PLUS a "founding fathers" section with Doc Watson, Clarence White, Norman Blake, Tony Rice and Dan Crary. Wow! Spiralbound; 152 pp. Incudes 2 CDs.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 4: UNDERSTANDING THE FINGERBOARD AND MOVING UP THE NECK by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller Photo
That's right: you can learn to use the entire fingerboard now! Sensible, step-by-step guide to finding your way all the way up and down the neck through the use of chord shapes, horizontal and vertical scale patterns and lots of song examples. Spiralbound; includes 2 CDs.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 3: FLATPICKING FIDDLE TUNES by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller Photo
Wean yourself off of tablature for good, learn to create variations of tunes you already know, and learn to improvise! Step-by-step instruction on the structure of fiddle tunes, how to assimilate them into your own musical language and learn any tune by ear. Lots of tunes, too! Spiralbound; includes 2 CDs.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 2: LEARNING HOW TO SOLO - CARTER STYLE AND BEYOND by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller Photo
Book/2-CD package. You CAN learn how to take a guitar solo on ANY vocal tune! The founder and editor of flatpickin' guitar's hippest magazine teaches you how to get inside of a song, understand it and make it your own, and how to build snappy, idiomatic guitar solos: Carter style, double stops, crosspicking, tremolo, the works - and lots of familar songs to work on, too. Spiralbound, 108 pp.
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FLATPICKING ESSENTIALS VOL. 1: RHYTHM, BASS RUNS AND LICKS written and compiled by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Editor Dan Miller Photo
Book/CD package. Become a better rhythm player with the founder and editor of flatpickin' guitar's hippest magazine! Plus an appendix with sections on reading tablature, working with a metronome, and major scales, chords and arpeggios. Drive the band with a firm foundation! Spiralbound; 96 pp.
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FIRST LESSONS FLATPICKING GUITAR by Joe Carr Photo
Book/CD/DVD set. Perfect for beginners, or those who want a solid grounding in the flatpicking style. Using American fiddle tunes, Joe introduces the fundamentals of flatpicking: pick direction, fingering, and hand positions. Note/tab. 40 pp.
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DESIGNING GUITAR SOLOS FOR BLUEGRASS SONGS with Chris Jones Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/2 CD pack. More than just a lick learning course, this package will help you mold a bluegrass melody into a fancy, tasteful, driving solo. Chris analyzes 10 songs and breaks them down to their component parts, explaining why he played what he played every step of the way. Songs include "Used to Be," "Rose of Old Kentucky," "I Still Miss Someone," "White Dove," "Banks of Ohio," more. Tab book with 2 CD's.
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BLUEGRASS JAZZ GUITAR, VOLUME 1 by Barry Solomon Photo
Book/3-CD set. Flatpicking guitar has taken an interesting journey since its inception, first with Maybelle Carter, then Don Reno, Doc Watson and Clarence White. When listening to Doc Watson and Clarence White, Solomon was particularly attracted to their use of swing and jazz licks and phrasing. He thought that bluegrass and jazz were a wonderful combination: the challenge being to create arrangements that meld both styles."Lady Be Good," "Take the A Train," "Solly's Blues," "Back Home In Indiana," "There'll Never Be Another You" and "Georgia On My Mind." Intermediate/advanced. Tab, fretboard diagrams. 36 pp.
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BLUEGRASS JAZZ GUITAR VOLUME 2 by Barry Solomon Photo
Book/CD set. Flatpicking guitar has taken an interesting journey since its inception, from Maybelle Carter to Don Reno, Doc Watson and Clarence White. Younger players have melded in other styles, including blues, swing, classical and even world music. Listening to Doc Watson and Clarence White, Solomon was particularly attracted to their use of swing and jazz licks and phrasing, and their choices of songs straight from the Tin Pan Alley and Great American Songbook. A challenge has been to create arrangements that mix both styles. "The Way You Look Tonight," "All of Me," "Oh Baby," "Limehouse Blues." Tab & fretboard diagrams. Intermediate/advanced. 40 pp.
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BLUEGRASS GUITAR ESSENTIALS - LEARN TO PLAY BASS RUNS, FIDDLE TUNES, BLUESY SOLOS, AND MORE by Scott Nygaard Photo
Book/CD pack. Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar! Covers: bass runs, fiddle tunes, bluesy bluegrass, crosspicking, solo flatpicking, more, with profiles of three inimitable pioneers: Doc Watson, Clarence White, and Norman Blake. Includes background information, instruction and 12 classic songs, including: "Greenback Dollar," "Kingdom Come," "Lonesome Old River," "Midnight on the Stormy Deep," "Up the Creek," more. The CD includes demos of all exercises and songs. Note/tab. 70 pp.
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BLUEGRASS GUITAR BUNDLE PACK taught by David Grier Photo
Book/CD/DVD pack. Includes the book/CD "All Star Bluegrass Jam Along - Guitar" (300-594) and the DVD "Bluegrass Guitar" (300-DVD250) in one money-saving package. The book teaches aspiring pickers the intros, endings, back-ups and lead parts for 21 essential bluegrass tunes. On the CD, the backup band provides multiple rhythm tracks at slow-to-moderate tempos. David jumps in and plays a basic version of the melody, followed by a more adventurous improvisation. He drops out and the band continues, providing solid backup tracks. All intros, endings and solos are transcribed note-for-note. On the DVD David teaches his blueprint for taking a successful bluegrass solo. You'll learn the elements of his dazzling style - slides, hammers, pulls, cross picking, pick-and-fingers, bends, double-stops, raking, more - and how to use them to create your own instrumental breaks. Before long you'll be learning David's arrangements of "Liberty," "Bill Cheatham," "Nine Pound Hammer," "Engagement Waltz" and "The Meeting." Intermediate. Note/tab included. 73 page book, 75 min. DVD.
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BLUEGRASS FLATPICKING & CROSSPICKING GUITAR taught by Eric Thompson Photo
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Book/3-CD set. Thompson teaches the art of crosspicking, an essential part of every bluegrass guitarist's arsenal. Utilizing repeated patterns on three-string groups, crosspicking captures the bounce of a fiddler's double shuffle and the drive of three-finger banjo Scruggs-style rolls. Three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction contained on the three CDs. 12 songs taught in three easy to understand lessons. Note/tab, 32 pp.
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BAND-IN-A-BOX LICK CARDS - GUITAR by Andy Cushing Photo
81 flash-style 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 inch cards, each containing a one measure lick to be played over a chord. "Line up your lick-cards with the same chord progression as the song you're practicing and voila! you have a new arrangement!" Contains a variety of bluegrass guitar licks from simple to hot. Create entire solos or use them to supplement your existing lick repertoire. Comes in hinged plastic case. Tablature only.
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ASAP IRISH GUITAR - LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE IRISH WAY by Doc Rossi Photo
Book/CD pack. Created for intermediate to advanced flatpickers who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertoire. Doc starts with an overview of basic technique including ornaments and accompaniment. He then teaches 17 hornpipes, jigs and reels, with notes on each piece. All of the tunes can be played in standard tuning without a capo. As you go through the tunes you'll learn right- and left-hand techniques, ornamentation, arranging and other topics. CD includes up-to-tempo and slow demonstrations of each tune, and all of the musical examples. Note/tab. 32 pp.
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ASAP BLUEGRASS GUITAR by Eddie Collins Photo
Book/2 CD pack. Designed for folks wishing to become highly proficient bluegrass players. By the end of this course you will be able to combine sophisticated left-hand fingerings with both simple and intricate right-hand picking patterns. No prior knowledge is required - there's lots of detail for beginners, or experienced players can use it to learn specific techniques. Covers the basics, single-note melodies, how to embellish basic melodies, embellish melodies by adding notes from the major scale, embellishing melodies with added chords strums, Carter-style playing, shuffle rhythm patterns, alternate bass strumming, the blues in bluegrass, and much more. CDs includes split-tracks for play-along. Note/tab. 128 pp.
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ALL STAR BLUEGRASS JAM ALONG - GUITAR featuring David Grier Photo
Book/CD pack. This series is designed to teach aspiring pickers the intros, endings, back-ups and lead parts for 21 essential bluegrass tunes. Each book features a different instrument--guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin or bass--so that every member of your band can learn their part. On the CD, the backup band (featuring a virtual "dream team" of professional pickers) provides multiple rhythm tracks at slow-to-moderate tempos. David jumps in and plays a basic version of the melody, followed by a more adventurous improvisation. He drops out and the band continues, providing solid backup tracks. All intros, endings and solos are transcribed note-for-note in the book. Note/tab. 73 pp.
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ACOUSTIC GUITAR, BOOK 2 by Bert Casey Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Book/CD pack. The followup to "Acoustic Guitar Primer" (our stock number 56-12). This comprehensive book for intermediate players takes your rhythm playing to the next level by teaching a variety of rock & country strums, arpeggios, barre chords, and how to play along with other guitarists. Extended versions of 17 popular songs let you play and sing along with a full band. Includes many photographs and diagrams to illustrate techniques and DVD & CD markers for easy cross reference. Songs are played at slow and up-tempo speeds on the CD. Note/tab. 73 pp.
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ACOUSTIC GUITAR PRIMER by Bert Casey Photo
We can order this for you or you can DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Just click one of the download links below. Clearly illustrated with many diagrams, this takes the raw beginner through the basics of acoustic guitar with 22 songs to play that quickly teach rhythm and lead guitar. Includes play-a-long CD. Note/tab, 73 pp.
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CD - ACOUSTIC GUITAR PRACTICE CDs by Bert Casey Photo
Two CD set. Dramatically improve your skill by playing along with a real bluegrass band! These companion practice tracks for the Acoustic Guitar Primer (56-12) let you play rhythm to and sing all of the verses to 18 of the songs in the book at 3 different speeds. Increase your playing speed, improve your timing and make that critical leap between practice and jamming with friends.
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A STUDY IN FLATPICKING: 20 TUNES & VARIATIONS by Jeff Troxel Photo
Book/2-CD package. Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist and 2003 Winfield National Flatpicking Champion Troxel uses two versions each of 20 standard tunes as a platform not just for learning the tunes, but how to understand, think about and arrange tunes on your own! Plus an appendix full of scale and arpeggio exercises, music theory, slurring exercises and more. Spiral-bound.
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400 SMOKIN' BLUEGRASS GUITAR LICKS by Eddie Collins Photo
Book/CD pack. Know only 20 guitar solo licks? How about 50? 100? 200? If that's all, then you need this book, designed to help you improvise bluegrass style guitar solos. These licks are played over standard chord progressions and cover: two-measure G & D licks, blue note licks, pentatonic scales, licks with slurs, boogie licks, swing phrasing, moveable licks, embellishing a fiddle tune, lots more, plus "real-world" solos for "Haystack Rag," "Ragtime Annie" and "Black Mountain Rag." All licks and solos are recorded on the CD at a learning speed. Intermediate. Tablature only. 66 pp.
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101 RED HOT BLUEGRASS GUITAR LICKS AND SOLOS by Larry McCabe Photo
Book/CD set. Bluegrass as a genre blends old-time country music with blues rhythms and jazz-influenced improvisation. Includes 101 bluegrass guitar licks in the favorite bluegrass keys of C, G, D, and A minor. They are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. Several endings and crosspicking licks are included. Each lick is played to a chord progression that is standard in bluegrass, country, and folk music. All 101 are on the CD, with accompaniment. Whether you're a fan of old-time country, traditional bluegrass, or newgrass, you'll find lots of great ideas in this collection. Note/tab. 45 pp.
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100 ACOUSTIC LESSONS - GUITAR LESSON GOLDMINE by Chad Johnson & Michael Mueller Photo
Book/2 CD pack. Chock full of information this book covers an incredible number of techniques: basic to advanced chords, chord embellishments, basic to advanced fingerstyle, alternate tuning, Carter style, percussive techniques, fingerstyle arranging, counterpoint, muting techniques, harp technique, capos, Jimmy Page style, Leo Kottke style, Tommy Emmanuel style, Django Reinhardt style, slide, bluegrass, acoustic blues, country blues, Irish, slack key, ragtime, Brazilian, swing, classical, flamenco, and much more. 100 individual modules give you detailed instruction with playing examples, useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, more. The CDs contain performance demos of every example in book. Just about everything you ever wanted to know about Acoustic guitar. Note/tab. 203 pp.
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