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Foundations of Flatpicking Country Guitar

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Foundations of Flatpicking Country Guitar

Eric Thompson
Foundations of Flatpicking Country Guitar

taught by Eric Thompson

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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  • Wildwood Flower
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • Sad and Lonesome Day
  • Red Rocking Chair
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Billy in the Lowground
  • Leather Britches
  • Temperance Reel
  • Country Boy Rock and Roll
  • Muddy Roads
  • The Crawdad Song

Lesson One: PICKING OUT SONG MELODIES: in the bass with rhythm, in the style of The Carter Family and Charlie Monroe: Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Wildwood Flower, Sad And Lonesome Day and Red Rocking Chair.

Lesson Two: SINGLE NOTE FLATPICKING: Arkansas Traveler, Billy In The Lowground, Leather Britches and Temperance Reel.

Lesson Three: CLASSIC BLUEGRASS STYLES: of Don Reno, Doc Watson and Clarence White: Country Boy Rock And Roll, Muddy Roads and Crawdad Song.

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