The Legacy of Doc Watson

The Legacy of Doc Watson Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781609741945
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 152
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The first authorized compilation of Doc Watson's life and music is meant to serve not only as a biography, but also as a unique instructional book. A running dialogue with Doc reveals the story behind each tune, while Steve Kaufman provides additional performance tips. Here's your opportunity to learn from the best! the obvious rapport between the author and his subject produced a formula that fittingly captures the 50-year legacy of a remarkable musician. Written in notation and tablature for the intermediate level flatpicking guitarist with a few nods to fingerstyle technique. Includes an insightful illustrated essay by Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.



North Carolina String Music Masters

North Carolina String Music Masters Author Elizabeth A. Carlson
ISBN-10 9781625846877
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 176
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The roots of American music are deeply grounded in North Carolina’s music history. North Carolina musicians pioneered and mastered the genres of old-time and bluegrass music. Doc Watson played mountain fiddle tunes on guitar. He emerged as the father of flatpicking and forever changed the role of the guitar in American music. Charlie Poole created techniques that eventually defined bluegrass, and folks around the state heard his banjo on some of the most important old-time recordings. Rising star Rhiannon Giddens keeps the music alive today through new interpretations of classic old-time and bluegrass songs. Elizabeth Carlson profiles these and other masters of string music in this fascinating record of North Carolina’s musical past, present and future.



Play Like a Legend Doc Watson

Play Like a Legend  Doc Watson Author JOE CARR
ISBN-10 9781619114333
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 64
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Play Like a Legend: Doc Watson features transcriptions of his great guitar flatpicking recordings from the early 1960s until the 1990s. In addition, detailed explanations of special techniques such as Carter Plus soloing, using three notepatterns (3NPs) and numerous crosspicking patterns are included. Exercises are designed to isolate specific licks and patterns, making them easier to learn. Moveable phrases and licks are identified so that players can introduce Doc's unique sound into their own playing. Accompanying downloadable audio is included online.



Blind But Now I See

Blind But Now I See Author Kent Gustavson
ISBN-10 9781933918877
Release 2011-02-07
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Blind But Now I See has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Blind But Now I See also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Blind But Now I See book for free.



Steve Kaufman s Favorite 50 American Traditional Fiddle Tunes

Steve Kaufman s Favorite 50 American Traditional Fiddle Tunes Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610653626
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 80
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This collection of fiddle tunes originally appeared in Kaufman's Collection of American Fiddle Tunes for Flatpicking Guitar (MB 95748) but the book was so large and heavy that they couldn't put all the songs on CDs to include with the package so it was divided into four great, melody packed volumes. Each book now includes a CD that holds all the songs in the volume.Steve Kaufman says he can't emphasize enough the importance of developing a large repertoire of tunes. Fiddle tunes give us melodies that eventually allow us to begin to improvise. Sometimes without even knowing it. the more tunes you know, the more melodies and intersecting melody lines you know. This allows you to eventually cut and paste portions of the melody line into another song. In the beginning you will probably unknowingly replace and ending run. These are the last two measures of the section of a tune. Many of them in the same key are interchangeable, unless they are specific to the melody of the song. After a while you will cut out measures in the middle of the song and then you will be able to take the snips of melodies and play them in another song in a different key thus beginning to improvise. All of this is possible because you built up your repertoire of tunes.



Steve Kaufman s Favorite Fiddle Tunes

Steve Kaufman s Favorite Fiddle Tunes Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781619110885
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 76
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This collection of fiddle tunes originally appeared in "Kaufman's Collection of American Fiddle Tunes for Flatpicking Guitar" (MB 95748) but the book was so large and heavy that they couldn't put all the songs on CDs to include with the package so it was divided into four great, melody-packed volumes. This third volume contains delightful American fiddle tunes brilliantly arranged for flatpicked guitar. All of these tunes are written in guitar-friendly keys in notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty, the book includes an explanation of the guitar tablature system and the execution and notation of essential techniques such as bends, slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. the tunes are thoughtfully printed in alphabetical order and include both standards and lesser-known fiddle melodies. Teachers take note- this book is a great source of sight-reading material as well as a departure point for improvisation. Companion audio downloads are available for use with this title.



Band in a Book Gospel Vocal Tunes for Bluegrass Ensemble

Band in a Book  Gospel Vocal Tunes for Bluegrass Ensemble Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610658591
Release 2010-12-17
Pages 160
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The idea here is to help coordinate the pickers so you all have solos to play and they can be played in the same key. What a concept - a Band in the Book. Within these pages you will find solos for the entire band: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass. the mandolin and fiddle share the same tunings so their solos are just written once for both. If you are just starting out and you are having difficulty-finding solos for your level - look no more. These solos are written for the beginner level student assuming you can already play a few simple solos or lead breaks. This series will help you to learn solos on multiple instruments, help organize ensemble play, help develop a steady sense of timing and give you hours of enjoyment as well.View the lyrics for this book.



Steve Kaufman s Favorite 50 Mandolin Tunes S W

Steve Kaufman s Favorite 50 Mandolin  Tunes S W Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610652698
Release 2015-09-08
Pages 72
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Steve Kaufman takes his favorite American fiddle tunes for the mandolin and puts them alphabetically in four volumes. Steve plays the mandolin exactly as it is written so the student can hear the melody and dynamics just as he would play it. Accompanying the large set of books are CDs with guitar rhythm accompaniment included. Build your repertoire, right and left hand skills and have fun playing at jam sessions with your friends. This 4 volume set written specifically for the mandolin also has a sister series for guitar.



Flatpicking the Rags and Polkas

Flatpicking the Rags and Polkas Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610659031
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 96
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This is a brilliant collection of ten favorites arranged for flatpicking guitar from top to bottom by three-time National Flatpicking Champion Steve Kaufman, with some tunes running 10 to 12 pages. These extensive and exciting arrangements are designed for the intermediate through advanced student who is looking for a real challenge. Performance of this type of tune will increase your awareness of concentration and build your stamina. Flatpickers generally play a two-part tune or AABB tune. These tunes are AA BB AA CC AA DD AA and possibly with an EE AA section. These electrifying arrangements will soon become favorites of yours and those around you through Steve's clear and precise arrangement notes and comprehensive text.



My First Country Guitar Picking Songs

My First Country Guitar Picking Songs Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781619111264
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 44
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My First Country Guitar Picking Songs is an ideal book for beginners interested in learning country-style guitar and basic reading skills. Author Steve Kaufman uses his award-winning method to teach principles of flatpicking, basic chord fingerings and notation, within the context of classic country songs. This book emphasizes the versatility of the country guitarist as a lead instrumentalist and rhythm accompanist, from lyrical melodies to swinging strumming techniques.



Steve Kaufman s Favorite Celtic Hornpipes for Mandolin

Steve Kaufman s Favorite Celtic Hornpipes for Mandolin Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781619110434
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 100
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Steve Kaufman, three-time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installmentof a four-part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic hornpipes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of hornpipes that will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies.



Steve Kaufman s Favorite Celtic Hornpipes for Guitar

Steve Kaufman s Favorite Celtic Hornpipes for Guitar Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781619110632
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 104
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Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. the third installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite hornpipes transcribed for guitar. Though the title says Fifty hornpipes, there are actually a few more. This large collection of hornpipes will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.



My First Bluegrass Guitar Picking Songs

My First Bluegrass Guitar Picking Songs Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610652285
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 36
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This fun and easy book and CD takes you from the very beginning. Learning right and left-hand techniques, learning your first chords, 18 great songs AND you painlessly learn them by reading notes. Anyone can do it. Steve's method and approach to learning to read notes is so simple that 4 year olds have done it. You will start with 4 simple notes. Steve then teaches songs using just those four notes. He systematically adds a few more notes at a time bundled with easy to understand instructions and songs so that in a short time you will know all the notes, chords, strumming patterns to play hundreds of songs. This is a perfect primer for many of Steve's best sellers and other author's books. Audio CD included.



My First Mandolin Picking Songs

My First Mandolin Picking Songs Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610652292
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 36
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This fun and easy mandolin book and CD takes you from the very beginning. Learning right and left-hand techniques, learning your first chords, 18 great songs AND you painlessly learn them by reading notes. Anyone can do it. Steve's method and approach to learning to read notes is so simple that 4 year olds have done it. You will start with 4 simple notes. Steve then teaches songs using just those four notes. He systematically adds a few more notes at a time bundled with easy to understand instructions and songs so that in a short time you will know all the notes, chords, strumming patterns to play hundreds of songs. This is a perfect primer for many of Steve's best sellers and other author's books. Audio CD included.



Band in a Book Bluegrass Vocals

Band in a Book  Bluegrass Vocals Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610651752
Release 2010-12-17
Pages 152
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The idea here is to help coordinate the pickers so you all have solos to play and they can be played in the same key. What a concept - a Band in the Book. Within these pages you will find solos for the entire band: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass. the mandolin and fiddle share the same tunings so their solos are just written once for both. If you are just starting out and you are having difficulty-finding solos for your level - look no more. These solos are written for the beginner level student assuming you can already play a few simple solos or lead breaks. This series will help you to learn solos on multiple instruments, help organize ensemble play, help develop a steady sense of timing and give you hours of enjoyment as well.View the lyrics for this book.



Championship Flatpicking Guitar

Championship Flatpicking Guitar Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781619115354
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 64
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The author, three-time national flatpicking guitar champion, has compiled this rousing collection of dazzling flatpicking guitar solos. A companion audio featuring Steve's foot-tapping rendition of each arrangement is included. The book is in notation and tablature. All the songs in the book are performed on the audio. Onthe video, Steve plays both slow and fast versions of each solo. Steve's performance on the up-tempo versions of the challenging solos is absolutelyastonishing. Includes access to audio and video online



My First Banjo Picking Songs

My First Banjo Picking Songs Author STEVE KAUFMAN
ISBN-10 9781610659833
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 38
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This fun and easy bluegrass banjo book and audio download takes you from the very beginning. Beginning with an introduction to the instrument, the book teaches you basic banjo technique such as three-finger rolls, how to read banjo chord charts, playing back up, and hand placement, setting the foundation for the repertoire found in the book. Featuring classics such as Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek and Tom Dooley, this book will get you playing in no time! Music presented in tablature.