Welcome to Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar! This book is a collection of 23 Guitar solos or "breaks" plus 16 introductions or "kickoffs" in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. The solos are aimed at advanced beginner to intermediate guitarists looking to expand their repertoire of lead Guitar solos. All the solos are recorded in split-track format at two speeds and are available online.
This book includes:
Easy Carter-style solos with the melody played on the bass strings, punctuated by chord strums.
More advanced Carter-style solos with hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more.
Hot flatpicking solos with lots of eighth notes, played with up and down picking.
Essential fiddle tunes for every modern bluegrass lead Guitar player.
Crosspicking solos played with two different crosspicking patterns.
Solos using the "real dropped D" and the "faux dropped D" tunings.
A variety of kickoffs, generic and for specific songs.
Extensive notes on the breaks and the techniques used to play them.
The breaks in this book are based on are some of the most performed bluegrass, old-time, and gospel songs - songs that you're sure to hear played at jam sessions, picking parties and on stage. Includes access to online audio.