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Kentucky Thumbpicking Blues for Guitar

Guitar (Fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by Tommy Flint. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Country. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20126BCD).

Item Number: MB.20126BCD
ISBN 9780786670338. Country. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of 15 intermediate level thumbstyle blues guitar solos in the style developed and played by some of the coal miners of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and surrounding areas in the early to mid-20th century. Jim Mason and Amos Johnson were two of the early players. The style was picked up and streamlined by Mose Rager and Ike Everly and was the forerunner of the Travis Style. This style can be heard on Merle Travis' blues recordings. The music is presented in notation and tablature with chord symbols. The performance / demonstration recording is excellent for listening. It contains all 15 tunes with rhythm guitar accompaniment.

  • Black-Jack  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Kentucky Blues  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • The Rats Won  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Frogtown Shuffle  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Blake's Tavern Blues  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • L & N Blues  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • My Last Ride Home's in the Baggage Car  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Dingfod Kadiddy  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • A Bloody Night in Mannington  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Sportin' House Blues  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Hoochie Kooch  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Goin' to Bullhead City  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Rattlesnakin' Daddy  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Kick Around Rag  Performed by Tommy Flint
  • Tywhoppity  Performed by Tommy Flint

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  • March 30, 2012 Blues you can use!

    Most of these are fairly short, but do provide a great introduction to thumbstyle blues and the culture behind them. Lots of great licks for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist to learn and assemble into other tunes as well. Some are played rather slowly, which helps with learning them. Many tunes...

    are pretty short, but provide good starting points to develop them with variations.

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