The Flatpicker's Guide to Old-Time Music

The Flatpicker's Guide to Old-Time Music

Tim May & Dan Miller
The Flatpicker's Guide to Old-Time Music

written by Tim May & Dan Miller

Book/2-CD package. The book's first section presents a thorough study of old-time, pre-bluegrass rhythm guitar, including learning bass-note selection and bass runs. The second section presents 11 tunes from the old-time repertoire, the melodies plus two variations on each melody for more intermediate to advanced players. PLUS on the CDs each tune features a guitar rhythm track and a lead track on mandolin, so you can practice either your melody playing or your rhythm playing!

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Introduction

  • The Old-Time Jam vs. The Bluegrass Jam
  • The History of the Guitar in Old-Time Music
  • Exploring Rhythm in Old-Time Music
  • The Role of the Rhythm Guitar Player
  • The Rest Stroke and Swing Stroke
  • The Mechanics of the Strum
  • Combining the Bass Note and Strum
  • Bass Note Selection and Bass Runs
  • An Organized Approach to Learning
  • Bass Notes and Runs
  • Section 1: Bass Movement Remaining on the Same Chord
  • Part 1: Selection Bass Notes from the Triad
  • Part 2: Bass Notes and Runs Using the Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Part 3: Bass Notes and Runs Using the Major Scale
  • Part 4: Bass Notes and Runs Using the Chromatic Scale
  • Swinging the Rhythm
  • Section 2: Using Bass Walks to Move to a New Chord
  • Part 1: Major Scale Bass Lines
  • Moving From the I Chord to the IV Chord Using Major Scale Notes
  • Moving From the IV Chord to the V Chord Using Major Scale Notes
  • Moving From the IV Chord to the I Chord Using Major Scale Notes
  • Examining V to I and I

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