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Frailing the Guitar - Unleashing the Clawhammer in Guitar Fingerpicking

by Steve Baughman

SKU: 02-99739M

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Book with online audio. Travis picking revolutionized fingerstyle guitar playing in the 20th century and frailing stands poised to do the same in the 21st. This simple technique creates a driving groove reminiscent of Appalachian banjo playing. Frailing is a versatile pattern that works as well with singer-songwriter accompaniment as it does with fingerstyle blues and old time fiddle tunes. Intermediate/advanced. Note/tab. 32 pp.

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  • Frailing on Guitar
  • Full Disclosure Regarding Terminology
  • Laying the Foundation
  • A Word about OpenTunings
  • Applying the Lubus Pick
  • Shady Grove
  • The Basic Frailing Pattern
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
  • Shady Grove (Orkney)
  • Shady Grove (Standard Tuning)
  • A Word About Repetition
  • Bells and Whistles
  • Double Pluck Variation on the Basic Frail
  • Left Hand Filler Slap
  • Honing Your Technique
  • Cripple Creek
  • Advanced Shady Grove (with filler slap)
  • Two Advanced Exercises
  • The High Lonesome Riff
  • Angeline Baker Riff
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Old Joe Clark Melody Variation
  • Middle Finger Thwack
  • More Tunes
  • Hey McLeod, Get Off of My Ewe
  • Glory by the River
  • Angeline Baker
  • Hickory Jack
  • Frailing the Blues
  • Frailing as Vocal Accompaniment
  • Some Other Guy's Frailing
  • Our Daily Dread
  • Ten Minutes to Frailing Fluency
  • Basic Frail (2 minutes)
  • Basic Frail with Left Hand Filler Slap (3 minutes)
  • High Lonesome Riff (2 minutes)
  • Angeline Baker Riff (3 minutes)
  • About the Author