Bluegrass Guitar composed by Tommy Flint. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Saddle-stitched, Methods. Value Line. Bluegrass. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97229BCD).
ISBN 9780786635115. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
A collection of traditional and Southern mountain songs progressively arranged in flatpicking guitar style. Many tunes are shown as both lyric versions with guitar chords and as flatpicking guitar solos. Selections include: This Train; John Henry; Old Smokey; The Midnight Run; Deer Lick Creek; Kentucky Hoe-down; Bill Cheatham; and many more. Written in standard notation and tab. The author also offers lead guitar solo concepts for traditional tunes like: The Galway Piper, Liberty, Billy in the Low Ground, Leather Britches, and others. A short fingerstyle segment on "How to Play Bluegrass Banjo Style on the Guitar" closes the book. Throughout, the author displays an intuitive awareness of various left and right-hand techniques and their imaginative application. With the enclosed companion CD containing all of the selections and exercises in the book, this outstanding Mel Bay Value Line book offers the beginning to intermediate bluegrass guitarist a significant value.