For many aspiring players, the ability to maintain a steady rhythmic pulse with their thumb while picking out off-the-beat melody notes with their fingers represents a 'holy grail' of country, folk and blues playing. Drawing on four decades of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised this nearly foolproof method to "rewire your brain" and make it second nature. He starts with the children's song 'Skip to My Lou' to teach the basic concepts before getting into fingerpicking standards such as "Spike Driver's Blues," "Green, Green Rocky Road," "Staggerlee," "Nine Pound Hammer" and "Hobo's Lullaby." Beginning/intermediate level. Note/tab included as either booklet or PDF file on the disc. 100 min.