A.P., Sara and Maybelle Carter, collectively known as The Carter Family, have been a driving force in the history of Country music recording since 1927. In this unique lesson, Mike Seeger, along with Jeanette Carter, shows how even near-beginners can incorporate these characteristic sounds into their own playing. He carefully demonstrates the picking techniques and famous 'Thumb-lead' employed in songs such as Wildwood Flower
. Discover the characteristic differences between the Hawaiian, Country Blues and Flatpick styles, that you can then incorporate to develop your own sound.
The film also includes Jeanette Carter, daughter of A.P. and Sara, performing on the Autoharp and Guitar, as well as offering vivid reminiscences of her family and their incredible and inspiring career.