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Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Folk, Blues and Country

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Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Folk, Blues and Country

Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Folk, Blues and Country

taught by Fred Sokolow

3-CD/Book set. Phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Basic fingerpicking patterns, bass runs, intermediate fingerpicking patterns, arpeggios, basic rock and blues beats. Fred teaches: "Nine Pound Hammer," "Careless Love," "Red River Valley," "Worried Man Blues," "House of the Rising Sun," more. Lesson Two: Fingerpicking syncopation, blues backup techniques, Boogie Bass pattern, turnarounds and licks. Songs: "Railroad Bill," "Hesitation Blues," "Betty and Dupree," more.Lesson Three: Country Fingerpicking, hammer-ons. Songs: "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," "Roll In My Sweet Babys Arms," "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms," more. Beginning/intermediate. 40 pp.
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Lesson One: ACCOMPANIMENT - We start with backing up your singing and an introduction to basic fingerpicking, learning to play lots of rhythms and patterns (waltzes, ballads, fast tunes, etc.). How to use picks is discussed. Tunes featured include: Nine Pound Hammer,Rising Sun Blues, Stealin', Railroad Bill Wanderin' and more.

Lesson Two: FINGERPICKING BLUES - Fingerstyle was the technique of many great blues players, including Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Elizabeth Cotten, Mance Lipscomb and others. This is a chance to learn some of their licks, patterns and techniques. Tunes featured include: Spike Driver's Moan, Hesitation Blues, John Henry, Betty and Dupree and more.

Lesson Three: COUNTRY FINGERPICKING - We stay in the easy first position chords, learning to play backup and lead in the styles of Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others. Tunes featured include: Nine Pound Hammer, The Wreck of Old 97, Careless Lov, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arm, Wabash Cannonball and more.

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