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The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle (book)
The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle (book)

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Charles Sawtelle is one of the most innovative guitar players in bluegrass history. His bluesy syncopated solos with the popular bluegrass band Hot Rize proved true the famous saying 'less is more.' Charles is a true master of tone, timing, and taste in bluegrass guitar playing and his exciting and innovative solos have thrilled bluegrass fans around the world. This comprehensive book provides you with a Sawtelle biography, an extensive interview with Charles, a section on Charles' rhythm style, 27 transcriptions of Sawtelle solos in both standard notation and tablature, with notes accompanying each solo transcription and dozens of photographs of Charles and Hot Rize. All fans of Hot Rize will love this book. Here is the song transcription list and the albums they were transcribed from:

From Hot Rize: Hot Rize (Flying Fish FF 70206)

Blue Night transcribed by Mike Perry

Empty Pocket Blues transcribed by Dix Bruce

Nellie Kane transcribed by Joe Carr

Durham’s Reel transcribed by Steve Pottier

From Hot Rize Radio Boogie (Flying Fish FF 70231)

Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow transcribed by Beppe Gambetta

Wild Bill Jones transcribed by John McGann

No Brakes transcribed by John McGann

The Sweetest Song I Sing transcribed by Adam Granger

From Hot Rize Hot Rize in Concert (Flying Fish LP FF 315 and CD FF 107)

Goin’ Across the Sea transcribed by Joe Carr

Sally Goodin transcribed by Mike Perry

Sugarfoot Rag transcribed by Adam Granger

Shady Grove transcribed by Beppe Gambetta

From Hot Rize Untold Stories (Sugar Hill SH-CD-3756)

Are You Tired of Me My Darlin’ transcribed by Steve Pottier

Bluegrass Part Three transcribed by Mike Maddux

Don’t Make Me Believe transcribed by Mike Maddux

Shadows in My Room transcribed by Rob Bulkley

From Hot Rize Traditional Ties (Sugar Hill SH-CD-3748)

If I Should Wander Back Tonight transcribed by Rolly Brown

Frank’s Blues transcribed by Rolly Brown

Lost John transcribed by Scott Nygaard

Leather Britches transcribed by Scott Nygaard

From Hot Rize Take It Home (Sugar Hill SH-CD-3784)

Rocky Road Blues transcribed by Charles Sawtelle

A Voice on the Wind transcribed by Dan Miller

Gone Fishing transcribed by Rob Bulkley

The Bravest Cowboy transcribed by Slim Edelman

The Old Rounder transcribed by Dix Bruce

From John Rossbach Never Was Plugged (Alcazar ALC 126)

The Tennessee Wagoner transcribed by Steve Palazzo

East Virginia transcribed by Steve Palazzo

The Rhythm Style of Charles Sawtelle by Dan Miller and Joe Carr

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