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Bluegrass Guitar

By Tommy Flint

Guitar (Flatpicking) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Tommy Flint. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Value Line. Bluegrass. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97229BCD).

Item Number: MB.97229BCD

ISBN 9780786635115. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of traditional and Southern mountain songs progressively arranged in flatpicking guitar style. Many tunes are shown as both lyric versions with guitar chords and as flatpicking guitar solos. Selections include: This Train; John Henry; Old Smokey; The Midnight Run; Deer Lick Creek; Kentucky Hoe-down; Bill Cheatham; and many more. Written in standard notation and tab. The author also offers lead guitar solo concepts for traditional tunes like: The Galway Piper, Liberty, Billy in the Low Ground, Leather Britches, and others. A short fingerstyle segment on "How to Play Bluegrass Banjo Style on the Guitar" closes the book. Throughout, the author displays an intuitive awareness of various left and right-hand techniques and their imaginative application. With the enclosed companion CD containing all of the selections and exercises in the book, this outstanding Mel Bay Value Line book offers the beginning to intermediate bluegrass guitarist a significant value.

  • Leather Britches (:36) 
  • Skip To My Lou (:59) 
  • The Clinch Mountain Crossing (1:04)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Deer Lick Creek (1:02)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Kentucky Hoe Down (:44) 
  • The Midnight Run (:55)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • (Give Me That) Old Time Religion (:49) 
  • John Henry (:51) 
  • Wolf Creek (1:00)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Rough River Hoedown (:52)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • The Galway Piper (:47) 
  • Drop Thumb-Hook,Another Drop Thumb-Hook, & Sourwoo 
  • Liberty (:41) 
  • Big Piney Gap (1:07)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Mississippi Sawyer (1:01) 
  • A Bluegrass Ending/The Hook (:22) 
  • Hookin' The Boogie (:39) 
  • This Train (:43) 
  • Billy In The Low Ground (:44) 
  • The Hills Of Brown (:54)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Bill Cheatham (:45) 
  • On Top Of Old Smoky (1:02) 
  • Travis, Kelly, And Patrick (1:02)  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    New Zealand
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  • 2009-12-03 00:00:00.0 Poor transcriptions

    The Major flaw of this book is the guitar tab. The tab does not line up with the strings as it should, instead it sits upon the line making it very hard to read. The content of the book has the best intentions and falls somewhere from late beginner to...

    intermediate. I have a feeling there are better choices out there for a study on bluegrass guitar.

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  • 5

    Greenville, SC
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  • 2004-09-30 00:00:00.0 Good fingerstyle bluegrass book.

    I very much liked this book. Great for how to play country backup with your fingers. Not a plectum book.

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  • 3

    John Kormanik
    North Carolina
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  • 2002-07-20 00:00:00.0 Not for Beginners

    The book contains terms like"The drop thumb double strum" and "Drop thumb hook" not explained. The music difficuty is excellerated. What you get for what you pay for is good. But I don't recommend it to a beginner.

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