This lesson by a legendary gigure in the world of country and old-time music is perfect for the intermediate picker who wants to explore a wide variety of flatpicking techniques. Norman Blake's teaching is clear and concise, and his choice of songs and instrumentals come from the heart of his repertoire. You'll learn Whiskey Before Breakfast, Gray Coat Soldiers, Prettiest Little Girl in the County, The Wreck of the Old'97, Ginseng Sullivan and Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine. Alternating strokes Flatpick rolls Cross-picking Single-string/rhythm-chord combinations Slides, pull-offs, hammer-ons Chord positions Melody playing
Norman's emphasis is on flatpicking fundamentals such as:
Joined by his wife and musical partner Nancy Blake on second guitar, Norman Blake discusses back-up technique, as well as invaluable tips on the use of the capo, getting the most from open strings, special tunning techniques and lots of more.