Acoustic Guitar Styles

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Music - 134 pages
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"Acoustic Guitar Styles" introduces the most popular traditional styles for the acoustic guitar. The step-by-step approach, using a small repertoire of well-known songs, enables the student to explore various styles that can be adapted to play personal favorites. Although a basic knowledge of the guitar is assumed, even the beginner will benefit from this progressive approach.

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How to Use This Book
ChordProgression Practice
Basic Picking and Plucking Patterns
Using Alternating Bass Notes to Vary Picking and Strumming Patterns
Songs to Learn
More Flatpicking and Fingerpicking Patterns
OldTime Bluegrass and Early Country Styles
Melodic Fingerpicking
Country Blues

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About the author (2002)

Larry Sandberg has been teaching guitar for over forty years. He is the author of the Acoustic Guitar Guide (2001) and co-author of the Folk Music Sourcebook. He is a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as other guitar publications. He teaches guitar as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado and is on the faculty of the Denver Folklore Center.

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