Frailing the Guitar: Unleashing the Clawhammer in Guitar Fingerpicking

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Mel Bay, Jan 1, 2001 - Music - 32 pages
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The Travis pick revolutionized guitar picking in the 20th century, and frailing stands poised to do so in the 21st. This simple technique in which the thumb is employed on an upbeat, instead of on its usual downbeat, creates a driving groove reminiscent of Appalachian banjo. Frailing is a very versatile pattern that works as well with singer-songwriter guitar accompaniment as it does with fingerpicking blues and old time fiddle tunes. This is the first book ever published on the subject. Written in notation and tablature for intermediate to advanced guitarists.

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