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Art of Solo Fingerpicking

For Intermediate and More Advanced Fingerpickers

by Mark Hanson

This book and CD thoroughly describe the intermediate-to-advanced picking techniques associated with some of today's greatest fingerpicking professionals. There are fourteen solo instrumentals: originals and arrangements from Mark Hanson, plus pieces from John Renbourn and Martin Simpson. All exercises and tunes are played at half- and full- speed on the CD. You'll be able to add hot techniques and pieces to your repertoire with this package.

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Table of Contents
What You Need to Know
The Music and CD
Right-Hand Position
Left-Hand Position
Alternating-Bass Fundamentals
How To Practice
"Red, White & Blue Rag"
Beyond Pattern Playing
Freeing the Fingers
Rearranging Finger Notes
Variations on Rearranging
Deleting Finger Notes
Adding Finger Notes
"Devil's Dream"
"Freight Train"
Freeing The Thumb
"Fishin' Blues"
"White House Blues"
Alternating Bass In Other Meters
Quarter-Note Meters
Eighth-Note Meters
"Over The Waves"
Additional Thumb Techniques
Thumb Plays Melody
Overlap Of Right-Hand Thumb And Fingers
Right-Hand Rolls
Three-Note Rolls
Four-Note Rolls
"Bill Bailey"
"Dedicated to Mississippi John Hurt"
Five-Note Rolls
"Golden Valley"
Left-Hand Damping
"Good Time Blues"
Right-Hand Damping
Rest Stroke
Combining Left- and Right-Hand Damping
"Twin Sisters"
Gaining Speed: Left-Hand Articulation
"Strawberry Curl"
Appendix A: Tablature
Appendix B: Glossary; Guitar Information
Appendix C: Contemporary Travis Picking Pieces

Art of Solo Fingerpicking

Art of Solo Fingerpicking

Cat# AM-2044

Standard Notation & Tablature


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