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Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Ragtime, Pop, Blues and Jazz

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Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Ragtime, Pop, Blues and Jazz

Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Ragtime, Pop, Blues and Jazz

taught by Fred Sokolow

3-CD/Book set. 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Basic picking patterns for pop songs and rock ballads, shuffle beat/boogie woogie, moving bass lines, playing leads with thumb beat. Lesson Two - Songs: "Bill Bailey," "Cocaine," "Oh Babe, Aint No Lie," "Maple Leaf Rag," more. Lesson Three: Moveable chords, rockabilly leads, chord families, changing keys. Songs: "Nine Pound Hammer," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," "Wabash Cannonball," "Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree." Beginning/intermediate. 48 pp.
Book/CD available as a special order; approximately 7-10 days, sku: 02-20497BCD


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Lesson One: FOLK/POP FINGERPICKING - There's fingerpicking guitar in the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, James Taylor and many other pop groups. Backup and soloing techniques are taught with their application to rock and pop rhythms. Tunes featured include: Red River Valley, Aura Lee and more.

Lesson Two: RAGTIME, RAGGY BLUES & JAZZ - This lesson deals with classic rags, raggy blues and jazz tunes in fingerpicking styles. Also included is instruction in fancy chord progressions and turnarounds. Tunes featured include: Stealin', Cocaine, Oh Babe, Ain't No Lie, Bill Bailey, Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer and Bully of the Town.

Lesson Three: FINGERPICKING UP THE NECK - Concentrating on Merle Travis and rockabilly, moveable chord positions are taught. These techniques can be applied to all types of music including jazz, rock and bluegrass. Tunes featured include: Nine Pound Hammer, Wabash Cannonball, Can the Circle Be Unbroken, Bury Me Beneath The Willow and more.

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