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Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar edition
by Dix Bruce

• Play along with a REAL bluegrass band on full length songs!

• Learn to sing and play 15 great Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs from The Parking Lot Pickers’ Songbook!

• Practice playing and singing some of the most played songs in Bluegrass music!

• Learn and practice chord progressions, rhythm guitar parts, and solos!

• Includes tablature, chords, lyrics, solos, back up rhythm parts. Solos recorded at both slow and regular speeds!

• Great for beginners and intermediates. We’ll be YOUR band and we'll jam ALL night long!

The best and fastest way to learn a musical instrument is to play it. And play it. And then play it some more. And one of most fun ways to play music is to play it with other people in a band situation. Trading songs, interacting with other players, other instruments, and building an ensemble sound can help you learn much faster than trying to do it completely on your own. The Play-Along series of books and CD sets promotes improvement and fun while you learn by giving you a band to play along with.

Practice chords and rhythm, singing and lyrics, melodies, solos, licks, and backup playing along with a real band: Dix Bruce on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Bill Evans on banjo and vocals, Julie Cline on vocals, and Cindy Browne on string bass. The songs are recorded just as they would be played at a jam session or performance, with introductions or kickoffs, vocals, back up parts and solos.

You’ll get to experience a real-world music situation and feel like you’re part of the band. You’ll play along (rhythm backup and/or leads) and sing along with the band, have a lot of fun, and learn as you do it. The band left open solo spaces in the recordings where they back you up so that you can play the chords, solos, and back up parts from the book, work up your own improvised solos, or sing the lyrics.

All the songs, 15 of the most played and popular Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs, on the accompanying play–along CD are recorded at two speeds: slow and regular tempo. No matter what your ability level is on the guitar, you can probably play along with us at one speed or the other.

The songs are all 100% “must know” selections from the legendary and mammoth Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, (book and CDs set) a collection of over 215 bluegrass, old time, and gospel songs. All songs played wherever bluegrass, old time, and gospel musicians gather, play, perform, or jam. Separate editions of the Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook are available for guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle, and bass. Click the links for information.

The recordings offer you the advantage of infinite repetition: work on a song, tune, solo, singing, or passage for hours, perfecting it without wearing out your band mates. The opportunities for advancing your skills while expanding your repertoire are unlimited. The book includes tablature, chords, solos and more. Aimed at beginners and intermediates. We’ll jam ALL night long!

Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar 52 page book/CD set: $19.99 plus $2.92 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10).

The Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along set is also available for mandolin. Same great songs, same band. Click here.

For a special price on BOTH Play-Along sets, see "Pickin’ Buddies" offer at left.

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Author Dix Bruce
Sample Pages & Audio*:

Sample page: Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Sample page: Wildwood Flower Solo #3

Audio sample: Will the Circle be Unbroken slow

Audio sample: Will the Circle be Unbroken up-to-speed

Audio sample: Angeline the Baker slow

Audio sample: Angeline the Baker up-to-speed

Audio sample: Shady Grove slow

Audio sample: Shady Grove up-to-speed

*Note: We’ve shortened the audio examples to save space on our website. The full length slow and up-to-speed versions of each song are on the book’s accompanying CD. The band plays each song through several times with solos, vocals, and open spaces for you to fill with rhythm back up, leads, and solos. Each audio track is several minues in length so you really get a good workout on each song or tune!

Click here for a photo preview from the book.

Table of contents:

Introduction
Scale, Chord, and Transposition Chart
Bury Me Beneath the Willow key of G
Bury Me Beneath the Willow backup rhythm part
Bury Me Beneath the Willow solo
Going Down this Road Feeling Bad key of G
Going Down this Road Feeling Bad
Long Journey Home key of G
Long Journey Home solo
Old Joe Clark key of A
Old Joe Clark solo
In the Pines key of D
In the Pines backup rhythm part
In the Pines solo
Wildwood Flower key of C
Wildwood Flower solo #1
Wildwood Flower solo #2
Wildwood Flower solo #3
Little Maggie key of B
Little Maggie solo
All the Good Times are Past and Gone key of Bb
All the Good Times are Past and Gone backup rhythm part
All the Good Times are Past and Gone solo
Cripple Creek key of A
Cripple Creek solo
Angel Band
Angeline the Baker key of D
Angeline the Baker backup rhythm
Angeline the Baker solo
Nine Pound Hammer key of G
Nine Pound Hammer solo3
Boil the Cabbage Down key of G
Boil the Cabbage Down solo
Shady Grove key of D minor or D minor modal
Shady Grove backup rhythm part
Shady Grove solos
Will the Circle be Unbroken key of A
Will the Circle be Unbroken solo

Play-Along Pickin’ Buddies special offer: Save 15% when you order both Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar and Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin. Regular price: $39.98, Special price: $34.00! You save almost $6.00.

Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar plus Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin sets: $34.00 plus $3.12 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $6.52 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.87; to Europe: $14.47).

Additional play-along projects you’ll like:

Though the formats of these book/CD projects differ slightly from the Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar, they all feature great recorded bands that you can play along with and learn fiddle tunes, blues, gypsy swing & hot club rhythm, swing and jazz, early jazz, traditional jazz, jazz violin, and more. We’ll jam all night long!
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