Flatpicking Guitar Festival edited by Stefan Grossman. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Bluegrass. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 52 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98559BCD).
ISBN 9780786650149. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
A collection of 16 hot, intermediate-level flatpicking guitar solos from five of the leading exponents of this technique, plus a CD featuring performances of all of the tunes. David Bromberg is known as the leader of one of the most successful acoustic bands of the 1970's and 1980's. The Kitchen Girl, a fine Kentucky tune, is an example of Bromberg's good taste in choosing material. Dick Fegy is a master picker of fiddle tunes and is the most heavily-featured player in the collection. San Francisco Bay area favorite Eric Thompson crosses old-time with traditional Irish playing. Michael Aumen contributes three tunes associated with Clarence White and a very interesting version of Soldier's Joy, with a flair that pushes the limits of the hot country style. Richard Lieberson is a fine bluegrass picker who has developed a convincing swing jazz style with exciting results, and a touch of humor. Written in notation and tablature.