Book with online audio. Introduces you to the two most essential fingerstyle approaches for playing American roots music: Travis picking and steady-bass style. 18 in-depth lessons cover topics such as: from backup to melody, eighth notes and syncopation, steady-bass blues, triplet feel, quicker chord changes, seventh chords up the neck, swinging the blues, open-D tuning, more. Each lesson teaches new techniques, concepts, chord voicings and shows you how to practice and get them under your fingers. Then you'll use what you've learned to play a new song or solo break. Includes easy arrangements of 15 songs with full lyrics and suggested listening. Note/tab. 77 pp.