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Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate-Advanced
Composed by Thomas Redmond and Buster Jones. Squareback saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Country. Book/CD Set. 112 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20395BCD).
Item Number: MB.20395BCD
ISBN 9780786660605. Country. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Although his scorching fingerpicking was most impressive at first glance, a closer look at "Just Us" reveals that he is equally adept at what many musicians consider as a more difficult task: playing fewer notes... ones that mean more, and say more with less, as he does on album opener "A Simple Gift", title cut "Just Us", and "One Sad Clown".
"Just Us" is an album consisting largely of his own compositions inspired by his two main guitars "Merle" and "Pearl". Along the way we are treated to a barn-storming version of "Alabama Jubilee" (it must be tunes like this that caused Chet Atkins to say of Jones "He plays like he's double-parked"), "Collage-a-Reed" and "Clawin'" (each inspired by mentor Jerry Reed), while "Let the Sun Shine In" sounds like an instant fingerpicking classic that you could swear you have heard before, but haven't. Including detailed notation on 15 of Buster's songs from "Just Us", this Book/CD lesson will challenge even the best players. Presented in standard notation and tablature.