'Thumbstyle Guitar' is a term that describes the guitar playing style that grew up around 1920 in western Kentucky. It is identified with the music of its most well known creators, Mose Rager, Kennedy Jones and Merle Travis. In this lesson. Pat Kirtley teaches the basics of this style, and shows you how to play five repertoire-building tunes which will illustrate various aspects of the style. The tunes range from the basic and essential 'I Am A Pilgrim' to a contemporary thumbstyle arrangement of the 1970 country hit 'Ready For The Times To Get Better'. A detailed 44 page tab/music booklet is included.