Beginning Country Guitar Handbook
by Dix Bruce

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The Beginning Country Guitar Handbook (Mel Bay Pub.) by Dix Bruce teaches the basics of flatpicking country guitar: chording, backup, bass runs, leads, bluegrass picking, lead flatpicking, introductory music theory, soloing and improvisation, backing up singers, how to use a capo, how to transpose and much more. Virtually every aspect of beginning country, bluegrass and folk flatpicking is covered in this 104-page book & CD set. The stereo CD demonstrates every song, strum and lick from the book at both slow and regular tempo. You can practice and jam along with the split-track stereo CD and by adjusting the balance of your stereo, you can hear just backup or just lead while you practice rhythm, leads and soloing! You can easily isolate either part for extensive study. It's a wonderful way to learn, by teaching yourself at your own speed! Eighteen great selections, (seven of them fiddle tunes arranged for guitar), including Worried Man Blues; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; Late Last Night; Corrina, Corrina; New River Train; Under the Double Eagle; I Never Will Marry; Salt Creek; Sally Johnson; Bury Me Beneath the Willow; Arkansas Traveller; Billy in the Lowground; Sally Goodin; Beaumont Rag and Temperance Reel. Order now and you'll be picking country before you know it!

Click here to go to "Downloads" & download a sample page of music: "Billy in the Lowground."

Beginning Country Guitar Handbook & CD set $13.95 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

“…an excellent job…contains a wealth of information… hits home with basic suggestions for holding the pick, who to listen to, what to listen for, and (offers) good common sense…well worth it just for the simple theory he presents.” (Singout)

“A thorough, clearly written book that if followed will produce a competent flatpicker. Especially helpful is the accompanying tape. I heartily recommend this book and tape.”
(Bluegrass Breakdown)

Note: The Beginning Country Guitar Handbook and You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar book and CD sets cover different material and topics: You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar is written especially for beginners with little or no guitar experience who want to learn chords and techniques used in current popular Country music. The Beginning Country Guitar Handbook focuses on lead and accompaniment flatpicking and is aimed at players who know some chords and strums and who are interested in learning bluegrass and old time backup and flatpicked lead guitar. The Beginning Country Guitar Handbook was originally titled Flatpicking Handbook but was changed to its current title by the publisher.

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar

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