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Fingerstyle Guitar From Scratch

Fingerstyle Guitar From Scratch

Fingerstyle Guitar From Scratch

by Bruce Emery

Emery is such a good writer and devoted player he can single-handedly convince anyone to take up guitar. He's real, he's funny, and he's a great teacher! This book teaches fingerstyle vocal accompaniment. Part one concentrates on the basics, especially arpeggios. Part two teaches Travis-style picking. The focus is on coordinating the picking hand and the fretting hand, and assumes familiarity with chord formation and some theory. His extensive background in classical playing adds enormous depth to his approach. Not to fear, Bruce stands over your shoulder and is with you all the way. Companion sound clips available online. Spiralbound, 89 pp.

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The Picking Hand
Picking Philosophies 
The Overlapping Tier System 
The Fretting Hand 
Bass/Tier Combinations 
Practice with Arpeggio #1 
The Continuity Principle 
The Indiana Jones Principle 
More Examples 
Worst-Case Continuity Scenario 
The Challenge 
Other Meters: ¾ Time 
Other Meters 6/8 Time 
Back to 4/4 Time: “Estudio” 
Meet the Twins 
Other Simple Arpeggios 
Arpeggios with Longer Sequences 
20 Arpeggios: A Retrospective 
Mixing Quarter and Eighth Notes 
Meet the Threesome 
More Samples from the Field 
Game Show: “Scarborough Fair”
Bossa Nova: “Girl From Ipanema”


Travis #1: Inside-Out Mechanics 
Practice: “City of New Orleans” 
Travis #2: “Landslide” 
Travis #3: Outside-In 
Variations: Travis #4 and #5 
Picking Pattern Potpourri 
Triple Alternating Bass
Walking Bassline 
Travis #6: The Pinch Pattern
“Dust in the Wind” 
Pinch Variations 
Adding the Ring Finger 
Drop D and the Ring Finger
More Variations 
20 Travis Patterns: A Retrospective 
“Leader of the Band”
“Garden Party” 
“Helplessly Hoping” 
Travis-Style Departures
“The Dance”
The Next Level: Melodic Lines 
Final Exam 
Our 20 Arpeggios at a Glance 
Our 20 Travis Patterns at a Glance

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