Acoustic Guitar Styles

Acoustic Guitar Styles

By: Larry Sandberg (author)Paperback

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"Acoustic Guitar Styles" introduces the most popular traditional styles for the acoustic guitar. The step-by-step approach, using a small repertoire of well-known songs, enables the student to explore various styles that can be adapted to play personal favorites. Although a basic knowledge of the guitar is assumed, even the beginner will benefit from this progressive approach.

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Larry Sandberg has been teaching guitar for over forty years. He is the author of the Acoustic Guitar Guide (2001) and co-author of the Folk Music Sourcebook. He is a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as other guitar publications. He teaches guitar as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado and is on the faculty of the Denver Folklore Center.


American Roots Guitar Styles * Introduction * Acknowledgments Part I: Preliminaries 1. How to Use This Book Basics * Notes and Tablature * Setting Your Pace * Finding Your Place and Using the CD * Listening * Tuning 2. Basic Chord Shapes 3. Chord Progression Practice Chord Progressions * Making Chord Changes * Practicing Chord Progressions * Chord Progressions for Practice 4. Basic Picking and Plucking Patterns 5. Using Alternating Bass Notes to Vary Picking and Strumming Patterns Hammering 6. Songs to Work With Transposition * Singing * The Songs 7. More Flatpicking and Fingerpicking Patterns Brushing and Strumming * Pattern Picking Part II. Guitar Styles 8. Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Early Country Styles Carter Style Melody Playing * Breaking the Rules with Bass Notes * Conclusion to Carter Style Playing 9. Melodic Fingerpicking Preparation for Melodic Fingerpicking * Playing Melodies * Conclusion to Melodic Fingerpicking 10. Country Blues The Blues Sound * The Blues Form: 12-Bar Blues * Transposing the Blues * Blues Tracks *Conclusion to the Blues 11. Song Gallery Crawdad Song-Carter Style * On Top of Old Smoky-Carter Style * This Little Light of Mine-Carter Style * Railroad Bill-Carter Style * Hello Blues-Fingerpicked * Crawdad Song-Fingerpicked * This Little Light of Mine-Fingerpicked * Generic Rag * Saint James Infirmary

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/05/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415937276
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780415937276
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0415937272

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