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First Lessons Flatpicking Guitar

with online audio and video

By Joe Carr

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Guitar (flatpicking) - Beginning
With online audio and video. Composed by Joe Carr. Saddle-stitched, Style, Method. First Lessons. Country/Bluegrass. Book and online audio/video. 40 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #99973M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99973M).

Item Number: MB.99973M

ISBN 9780786687954. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This new book is perfect for beginners, players with a little experience and guitarists who want a good grounding in the flatpicking style. Using popular American fiddle tunes, Joe introduces the important basics of good flatpicking including pick direction, fingering, and hand position. The accompanying CD provides a clear performance of each exercise and tune. An introduction to playing up the neck in closed positions is included as well as several of Joe's own advanced arrangements of jam session favorites. Includes: Wildwood Flower, Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek and more.

  • About the Author/Introduction 
  • Equipment 
  • Tuning 
  • Capo Use Chart 
  • Choosing a Flatpick 
  • Basic Alternating Picking Rules 
  • Basic Chords 
  • Left Hand Techniques 
  • Pull Offs 
  • Bass Strum Pull-off Exercise 
  • Slides 
  • Licks and Runs 
  • The Carter Style 
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes 
  • Old Joe Clark 1, 2, and 3 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Red Haired Boy 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Developing Speed 
  • Basic Open Major Scales 
  • Fingerboard Note Chart 
  • Chords 
  • Fingering 
  • Syncopation 
  • Jam Session Favorites 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Temperance Reel 
  • Salt River 
  • Playing Up the Neck 
  • Second position "A" Scale 
  • Red Haired Boy 1 and 2 
  • Crosspicking 
  • Wildwood Flower Crosspicking 
  • Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 
  • Bill Cheatham 
  • Conclusion 
  • Advanced Arrangements 
  • Ragtime Annie 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
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