Includes Fingerpicking Styles for Guitar book and Easy Steps to Fingerpicking Guitar DVD. By Happy Traum. Homespun Tapes. Softcover with DVD. With guitar tablature. 141 pages. Published by Homespun (HL.642130).
Item Number: HL.642130
ISBN 1423496884. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches.
Includes the book Fingerpicking Styles for Guitar (HL14033954) and the DVD Easy Steps to Fingerpicking Guitar (HL00641546), in one money-saving pack! The book combines two previous titles, “Fingerpicking Styles for Guitar” and “Traditional and Contemporary Guitar Fingerpicking Styles” to commemorate 40 years since their original publication. Happy Traum's landmark transcriptions represent the music of twenty-two musicians from Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, as well as England, the Bahamas and Africa. Every song is presented in notation and tab, with biographical information. In the DVD you will develop the ability to maintain a rock-steady rhythmic pulse with your thumb while picking out off-the-beat melody notes with your fingers – a “holy grail” of country, folk and blues playing. Drawing on four decades of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised this nearly foolproof method. The simple children's song “Skip to My Lou” helps teach the basic concepts before getting into fingerpicking standards such as: Spike Driver's Blues • Green, Green Rocky Road • Staggerlee • Nine Pound Hammer • Hobo's Lullaby.