First Lessons Flatpicking Guitar by Joe Carr. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Saddle-stitched, Methods. First Lessons. All Styles. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99973BCD).
ISBN 9780786662548. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This new book is perfect for beginners, players with a little experience and guitarists who want a good grounding in the flatpicking style. Using popular American fiddle tunes, Joe introduces the important basics of good flatpicking including pick direction, fingering, and hand position. The accompanying CD provides a clear performance of each exercise and tune. An introduction to playing up the neck in closed positions is included as well as several of Joe's own advanced arrangements of jam session favorites. Includes: Wildwood Flower, Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek and more.