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Frailing the Guitar

Unleashing the Clawhammer in Guitar Fingerpicking

By Steve Baughman

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Frailing the Guitar (Unleashing the Clawhammer in Guitar Fingerpicking). Composed by Steve Baughman. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Saddle-stitched, Methods. Acoustic Music. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99739BCD).

ISBN 9780786661725. Acoustic Music. 8.5 x 11 inches.

The Travis pick revolutionized guitar picking in the 20th century, and frailing stands poised to do so in the 21st. This simple technique in which the thumb is employed on an upbeat, instead of on its usual downbeat, creates a driving groove reminiscent of Appalachian banjo. Frailing is a very versatile pattern that works as well with singer-songwriter guitar accompaniment as it does with fingerpicking blues and old time fiddle tunes. This is the first book ever published on the subject. Written in notation and tablature for intermediate to advanced guitarists.

  • Frailing on Guitar 
  • Full Disclosure Regarding Terminology 
  • Laying the Foundation 
  • A Word about OpenTunings 
  • Applying the Lubus Pick 
  • Shady Grove 
  • The Basic Frailing Pattern 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhodie 
  • Shady Grove (Orkney) 
  • Shady Grove (Standard Tuning) 
  • A Word About Repetition 
  • Bells and Whistles 
  • Double Pluck Variation on the Basic Frail 
  • Left Hand Filler Slap 
  • Honing Your Technique 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Advanced Shady Grove (with filler slap) 
  • Two Advanced Exercises 
  • The High Lonesome Riff 
  • Angeline Baker Riff 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Old Joe Clark Melody Variation 
  • Middle Finger Thwack 
  • More Tunes 
  • Hey Mcleod, Get Off Of My Ewe 
  • Glory by the River 
  • Angeline Baker 
  • Hickory Jack 
  • Frailing the Blues 
  • Frailing as Vocal Accompaniment 
  • Some Other Guy's Frailing 
  • Our Daily Dread 
  • Ten Minutes to Frailing Fluency 
  • Basic Frail (2 minutes) 
  • Basic Frail with Left Hand Filler Slap (3 minutes) 
  • High Lonesome Riff (2 minutes) 
  • Angeline Baker Riff (3 minutes) 
  • About the Author 

Frailing the Guitar

Unleashing the Clawhammer in Guitar Fingerpicking

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