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Flatpicking Carter Style
Flatpicking Carter Style

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Flatpicking Carter Style - 200 page book with 165 audio tracks (in mp3 format)

This book is the second in our Flatpicking Guitar Magazine archival book series. All of the material in this book has been taken from articles that appeared in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine during our 20 years of publication. In putting together this collection of articles from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, we have selected articles that not only directly presented the basic Carter Style technique, but we have also presented articles with arrangements that embellish or, to quote our columnist Orrin Star, “super-charge” this technique. Many of our guitar heroes, such as Doc Watson, Clarence White, and Norman Blake would implement Carter style strums in their solos, but embellish them with other techniques, such as crosspicking, scale runs, slurs, double-stops, and syncopated timing. In this book you will find many examples of tunes that include elements of the Carter style mixed in with a variety of other flatpicking techniques. So, there is material in this book for everyone from the beginner to the advanced player.

From the Editor, Dan Miller: "With over 40 years of experience playing the guitar (starting in 1979) and having interviewed nearly 300 guitar players during the 20 years that I published Flatpicking Gutiar Magazine (1996-2016), and having taught hundreds of students at workshops, camps, clinics, and private lessons, I am convinced that the best way to learn the flatpicking style of acoustic guitar is to first learn how to play solid bass/strum (boom/chick) rhythm that incorporates the use of bass runs, and then learn to play solid Carter style lead. Gaining experience with these two skills will give the student a very strong foundation from which to build all other skills and techniques."

The songs that are presented in this book are:

Banks of the Ohio

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Carter’s Blues

Christmas Time’s A Comin’

Dark Hollow

Deep Ellem Blues

Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

East Virginia Blues

Eight More Miles to Louisville

Farther Along

Freight Train (two versions)

Grandfather’s Clock

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Going Across the Sea

Hard Times

Home Sweet Home (two versions)

House of the Rising Sun

I Saw the Light

I’ll Fly Away

Jessie James

Jimmie Brown the Newsboy

John Hardy

John Henry (two versions)

Katy Daley

Little Birdie

Little Darlin’/This Land

Long Journey Home


Molly and Tenbrooks

Molly Put the Kettle On

More Pretty Girl Than One (two versions)

Muleskinner Blues

Nine Pound Hammer

Red River Valley

Roving Gambler

Sail Away Ladies

Sandy River Belle

Shady Grove

Shenandoah Waltz

Storms Across the Ocean (two versions)

Sweet By and By

Sweet Sunny South

The Crawdad Song

The Cuckoo

The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Spinning Wheel in the Parlor

The Sweet Sunny South

Under the Double Eagle (two versions)

Way Downtown (two versions)

Wayfaring Stranger (two versions)

What A Friend We Have in Jesus (two versions)

Where the Soul of Man Never Dies

Wildwood Flower (two versions)

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Worried Man Blues (two versions)

You Are My Flower

You Are My Sunshine

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