Learn to play twelve classic fingerstyle songs with one of the masters of the style, Pat Donohue. With note-for-note transcriptions in both staff notation and Guitar tablature (tab), learn to play these great American folk songs exactly as they were intended.
Drawing influences from blues legends like Robert Johnson and folk heroes like Bob Dylan, Donohue takes the best of both worlds to produce an idiosyncratic blend of warm acoustic fingerpicking and traditional American travelling songs. With the Hal Leonard Solo Guitar Library, you can learn every note and nuance from the cream of Pat Donohue’s back catalogue, with selections from his 2008 album Freewayman, going way back to his 1989 album Big Blind Bluesy.
Each song from American Fingerstyle Guitar Favorites has been expertly transcribed into both staff notation and tablature, making this book perfect for any fan of acoustic-folk music, or somebody who wants to learn the essentials of fingerpicking. Whatever your background, there is nobody better to learn from than Pat Donohue, who has been called “one of the greatest finger pickers in the world today” by none other than Chet Atkins. As if this wasn’t enough to convince you, this edition of the book also comes with free audio access to Donohue himself playing the songs. All you have to do is enter the code provided on the Hal Leonard website to download digital versions of songs like Big Blind Bluesy and Maple Leaf Rag. To see the full list of songs included in this songbook, please see below.
With an unparalleled level of precise transcription, the Hal Leonard Solo Guitar Library offers the best possible way for you to perfectly learn a dozen fingerstyle classics that come from the very hands of one of the greatest.