Blues, Rags & Hot Fiddle Tunes (Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques). Composed by Stefan Grossman. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Saddle-stitched, Methods. Grossman Audio. Blues. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/3-CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.98514BCD).
ISBN 9780786650217. Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Contains solos that will challenge intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists. These arrangements show the broad musical textures, fingerstyle techniques, and styles available to fingerstyle guitarists. Right hand rhythmic patterns, counterpoint lines, single-string runs, and alternating bass techniques are used throughout the arrangements. Many of the tunes are Stefan's original compositions, however, the arrangements of music by Big Bill Broonzy, Reverend Gary Davis and other fingerstyle guitar gurus are showcased. All of these arrangements are presented in standard notation and tab. A thorough explanation on how to read tab is included in this text. An essay by Dale Miller in Stefan Grossman's colossal role in world of fingerstyle guitar is included in this text. This book comes with three CD's which contain performances of these arrangements. Fingerstyle guitarists will enjoy playing and listening to these challenging, but workable, arrangements.