Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar by Dix Bruce book and downloadable audio set with 15 all-time great bluegrass, old time, and gospel hits. Play along with the band, practice, and learn back up rhythm, leads, solos, vocals. We’ll jam all night long!

Book with downloadable audio – $19.99

If you’d also like a CD version of the audio, click below to order the CD. $6.00

Additional Details

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!

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’re 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.

The 15 songs are all 100% “must know” selections from the legendary and mammoth Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, (book and audio set) a collection of over 215 bluegrass, old time, and gospel songs. All the songs 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 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!

 

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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 included in the book’s accompanying audio. 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!

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
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