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Getting into Bluegrass Guitar - A Crash Course into Bluegrass and Flatpicking Guitar Styles



Guitar-Flatpick/Plectrum - Bluegrass.

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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.





Symbols Used In This Book

Basic Chords

Basic Rhythm

G Bass Rhythm Strum

Bass Strums

Alternating Bass Strum

Upstrums With Alternating Bass

Walkups and Walkdowns

Carter Style "Wildwood Flower"

Rodgers Style "Jimmie's Blues"

Bass Boogie

"Flopped Eared Mule" Quarter Notes

Pick Direction

Pick Direction Exercises

"Flopped Eared Mule" All Eighths

"Arkansas Traveler" All Eighths

"Soldier's Joy" in C

Joe Maphis

"Fire on the Mountain"

Dropped-D Tuning

"45 Trains"

"Sally Goodin"

"Doc's Rag"

Improvisation with Pentatonic Scales

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

Major and Minor Pentatonic Blues

Pentatonic Licks

Clarence White/Tony Rice Style

"White Rice"


"The Old Spinning Wheel"

Floating "Old Joe Clark"


"Fisher's Hornpipe"

"Miller's Reel"

"Ragtime Annie"

"St Annes Reel"

"Forked Deer"

"Flatpicker's Mountain Breakdown"

"Bill Cheatem"

"Cripple Creek"

Top Ten

"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"

World Picking Styles

Irish Ornamentation

"Tripping Upstairs"


"John Doherty's Mazurka"

Reading Music

Open Strings

Natural 1st Position Notes

All Sharps and Flats

"Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine" Reading Exercise

"Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine" With Guitar Tab


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