Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar
by Dix Bruce

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar by Dix Bruce

Welcome to the Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar book/recording set! It's a collection of 23 guitar solos or “breaks” plus 16 “kickoffs” or introductions in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. The solos are aimed at the advanced beginner to intermediate guitarists who are looking to expand their repertoire of lead guitar solos. All of the solos are recorded at both slow and regular speeds. These recordings can be downloaded directly to your computer from Mel Bay's website. Or, if you prefer, you can get the recordings on CD.

You’ll learn:

• easy Carter-style solos with the melody played on the bass strings punctuated with chord strums

• more advanced Carter-style solos with hammer ons, pull offs, slides and more

• hot flatpicking solos with lots of eighth notes played with up and down picking

• fiddle tunes essential for every modern bluegrass lead guitar player to know

• crosspicking solos played with two different crosspicking patterns

• solos using the “real dropped D” and the “faux dropped D” tunings

• a variety of kickoffs or introductions, both generic and for specific songs

• extensive notes on the breaks and the techniques used to play them

The breaks in this book are based on are some of the most performed bluegrass, old-time, and gospel songs — songs that you’re sure to hear played at jam sessions, picking parties, and on stage. Book includes standard music notation, chords, TAB, and extensive playing tips. (See page samples at right.)

Every break or solo is recorded at both slow and regular speeds in split stereo so you can hear either the lead, rhythm, or both. Recordings can be downloaded directly to your computer. Or, if you prefer, you can have the recordings on CD.

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar book only
by Dix Bruce. $19.99
plus shipping ($6.45 for Priority Mail, $2.92 Media Mail [USA]. Other shipping rates apply outside USA. Details shown in shopping cart when you order.)

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar by Dix Bruce $19.99 (book only) $6.45 for Priority Mail, $2.92 Media Mail [USA].

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar book plus audio CD
by Dix Bruce. $21.99
plus shipping ($6.45 for Priority Mail, $2.92 Media Mail [USA].
Other shipping rates apply outside USA. Details shown in shopping cart when you order.)

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar by Dix Bruce $21.99 (book plus CD) $5.75 for Priority Mail, $2.73 Media Mail [USA].

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Dix Bruce
Sample Pages & Audio:

Handsome Molly sample pages

Feast Here Tonight sample pages

Handsome Molly slow version

Handsome Molly up-to-speed version

Feast Here Tonight slow version

Feast Here Tonight up-to-speed version

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Jesse James Carter-style
Handsome Molly Carter-style
Amazing Grace Carter-style waltz 13
When You and I Were Young Maggie Carter-style & transposing
John Hardy Carter-style
Down in the Willow Garden Carter-style waltz
Crying Holy Hot Flatpicking solo
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Dropped D tuning
New River Train Straight Flatpicking solo
Feast Here Tonight Hot Flatpicking solo in D
Roving Gambler Flatpicking solo
In the Pines Faux Dropped D tuning
Where the Soul Never Dies Advanced Carter-style
Bound to Ride Advanced Carter-style
Give Me Oil Crosspicking solo in D
Mike’s Marathon Flatpicking solo
St. Anne’s Reel Fiddle tune
All the Good Times are Past and Gone Crosspicking solo
This Little Light of Mine Solo #1: Carter-style
This Little Light of Mine Solo #2: Flatpicking solo
The Train that Carried My Girl from Town Flatpicking solo
Grandfather’s Clock Crosspicking solo
Whiskey Before Breakfast Fiddle tune
Kickoffs: 16 different intros for songs
Index
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