Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 2: Learning How to Solo – Carter Style and Beyond by Dan Miller

19 Nov 2018 | PDF + MP3 | 168 MB

You CAN learn how to take a guitar solo on ANY vocal tune! The founder and editor of flatpickin’ guitar’s hippest magazine teaches you how to get inside of a song, understand it and make it your own, and how to build snappy, idiomatic guitar solos: Carter style, double stops, crosspicking, tremolo, the works – and lots of familar songs to work on, too.


Table of Contents for “Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 2”:


Arranging Solos for Vocal Tunes (Overview)
• Step One: Select a Song
• Step Two: Find the Chords
• Step Three: Find the Melody (“You Are My Sunshine” Examples)
• Step Four: Basic Carter Style
•Step Five: Simplify the Melody (“You Are My Sunshine” Examples)

Practicing the Steps:
• “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
• “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain”

• “Nine Pound Hammer”
• “Jesse James”
• “Red River Valley”
• “Old Joe Clark”

Waltz Time

Waltz Time Exercises
• “Down in the Valley”
• “Amazing Grace”

Practice with Carter Style
• “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy”
• “Grandfather”s Clock”
• “Old Spinning Wheel”
• “Uncloudy Day”
• “Home Sweet Home”
• “John Hardy”
• “John Henry”
• “Buffalo Gals”
• “Lonesome Road Blues”
• “Wildwood Flower”
• “Cripple Creek”
• “Banks of the Ohio”
• “East Virginia Blues”
• “Keep On The Sunny Side”
• “Bury Me Beneath the Willow”
• “Yellow Rose of Texas”

• “Twinkle, Twinkle Tremolo”

Tremolo Exercise
• “You Are My Sunshine” Tremolo
• “Worried Man Blues” Tremolo
• “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” Tremolo
• “You Are My Sunshine” Spiced-up Tremolo
• “Boogie-Woogie Blues”

Double Stops
• “Bile the Cabbage Down” Double Stops

Finding Double Stops in Chord Shapes
• “You Are My Sunshine” Double Stops
• “Buffalo Gals” Double Stops
• “Cripple Creek” Double Stops
• “Wildwood Flower” Double Stops
• “Worried Man Blues” Double Stops
• “Streets of Loredo” Double Stops

Crosspicking Patterns
Crosspicking Exercise
• “Banks of the Ohio” Crosspicking
• “Wildwood Flower” Crosspicking
• “Home Sweet Home” Crosspicking
• “Oh, Susanna” Crosspicking

Alternate Crosspicking Patterns
Pioneer Techniques Summary
Neighboring Notes, Scale Runs, and Drones
Clarence White Excerpt
• “Salty Dog Blues”

Doc Watson Excerpts and Drone Strings
• “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain”
• “Buffalo Gals”
• “Wabash Cannonball”
• “You Are My Sunshine”

Licks and Soloing C and G Licks
• “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy”
• “The Crawdad Song”
• “Nine Pound Hammer”
• “Storms Are On The Ocean”
• “Old Spinning Wheel”

Fiddle Tunes and Carter Style
• “Arkansas Traveler”
• “Red Wing”

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