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The Big Book of Crosspicking
The Big Book of Crosspicking

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The Big Book of Crosspicking - 120 page book with 2 audio CDs (80 tracks of audio)

Welcome to the first book in the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Archival Book Series! Flatpicking Guitar Magazine was published bi-monthly for twenty years, from November/December 1996 through September/October 2016. During that time we featured hundreds of articles that focused on specific flatpicking guitar skills. In this archival series, we will group these specific techniques together so that those flatpickers who are interested in learning a certain skill will not have to wade through 120 back issues to find the articles that are of interest to them.

Crosspicking is one of the skills that all flatpicking guitar players should eventually learn. In bluegrass and folk music the technique dates back to George Shuffler’s work with the Stanley Brothers starting in the 1950s. It has been subsequently utilized by nearly every flatpick style guitar player since, including heroes such as Doc Watson, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and many more.

During our twenty years of publication, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnists produced 40 articles that specifically related to this technique. All of those articles are included in this archive book and appear exactly as they appeared in the magazine. We also include transcriptions of a few of the tunes whereby George Shuffler famously employed this guitar technique (the last three pages of the book).

Included in this volume are articles by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnists Dix Bruce, Joe Carr, Orrin Star, Dan Miller, Mike Maddux, John McGann, Dan Crary, Dan Huckabee, Kathy Barwick, Brad Davis, Adam Granger, Steve Kaufman, Jeff Troxel, and guests Adam Schlenker, James Alan Shelton, and George Shuffler.

In addition to articles on crosspicking technique and many crosspicking practice exercises, this book also presents the following tunes arranged in the crosspicking style:

Angeline the Baker

Arkansas Traveler

Banks of the Ohio

Beaumont Rag

Billy in the Lowground (backup)

Blackberry Blossom

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Dixie Hoedown

Evening Prayer Blues

Farewell Blues

Fireball Mail

Gold Watch and Chain

Golden Slippers

Home Sweet Home

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome

June Apple

Nine Pound Hammer

Nine Pound Hammer (backup)

Red River Valley

Salty Dog Blues

Sandy River Belle

Stone Walls and Steel Bars

The Last Thing On My Mind

This Little Light of Mine

Wildwood Flower

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Will You Miss Me (excerpt)

Will You Miss Me

You Are My Sunshine

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