Ragtime Guitar

taught by Stefan Grossman
sku: 02-99459BCD
Book/ 3 CD set. Five old time tunes from Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series. Includes: "Mabel's Dream," "High Society," "Powder Rag," "Dallas Rag," and "Soldier's March." The 3 CDs provide 3 hours of phrase-by-phrase instruction. Note/tab. 32 pp.   More Details...
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Ragtime Guitar Lesson 1

Ragtime Guitar Lesson 2

Ragtime Guitar Lesson 3

Lesson One: Two New Orleans standards are presented in this lesson. Both are played in the key of C with a style that combines an alternating bass with single-string runs and counterpoint lines. Mabel's Dream was popularized by the King Oliver Band. High Society is a well known Mardi Gras instrumental.

Lesson Two: Two rags are presented in this lesson. We begin in a dropped D tuning with the classic rag Powder Rag. This is followed by an arrangement of the 1928 Dallas String Band recording of Dallas Rag. This combines alternating bass with counterpoint techniques and single-string runs.

Lesson Three: One of Rev. Davis's most popular show instrumentals was Soldier's March. It has sections played in the keys of F and C and is a challenging guitar solo that takes the listener from early morning to lights out in the day of a soldier.