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Getting into Bluegrass Guitar

A Crash Course into Bluegrass and Flatpicking Guitar Styles

By Joe Carr

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Guitar (Flatpicking) - Beginning-Intermediate
A Crash Course into Bluegrass and Flatpicking Guitar Styles. Composed by Joe Carr. Perfect binding, Methods. Getting Into. Bluegrass. Book/CD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20290BCD).

Item Number: MB.20290BCD
ISBN 9780786670642. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

In this addition to Mel Bay's popular 'Getting Into' series, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist Joe Carr presents an overview of the exciting flatpicking style in tablature and in music notation. Beginning with basic chords and strum patterns, this book/CD combination covers Carter style, fiddle tunes crosspicking, floating, improvisation and much more! Special sections address pick direction, pentatonic scales, dropped D tuning and how to read standard music on the guitar. Included are the 'Top Ten' flatpicking favorites and a section on Irish ornamentation.

  • Carter Style - Wildwood Flower 
  • Rodgers Style - Jimmie's Blues 
  • Bass Boogie 
  • Flopped Eared Mule - Quarter Notes 
  • Flopped Eared Mule - All Eighths 
  • Arkansas Traveler - All Eighths 
  • Soldier's Joy In C 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • 45 Trains 
  • Sally Goodin 
  • Doc's Rag 
  • White Rice 
  • The Old Spinning Wheel 
  • Floating - Old Joe Clark 
  • Wagoner 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Miller's Reel 
  • Ragtime Annie 
  • Saint Anne's Reel 
  • Forked Deer 
  • Flatpicker's Mountain Breakdown 
  • Bill Cheatem 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Billy in the Lowground 
  • Beaumont Rag 
  • Flat Brokedown 
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Red Haired Boy 
  • Black Mountain Rag 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Tripping Upstairs 
  • John Doherty's Mazurka 
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine 

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  • 5

    North Iowa
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    Early intermediate
  • February 28, 2008 Great Book

    Was exactly what I was looking for. Well Done. The CD is an excellent learning tool.

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