Piedmont Style Country Blues Guitar Basics



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The Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo is pleased to offer this guitar Instruction Book, written by Valerie Turner, which focuses on the Piedmont style of fingerpicking in the context of many early blues and traditional songs.

Songs in this Book span a variety of keys, tunings, and timings, and are represented using a combination of chord charts, tablature, and standard notation.

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More About the Book

Using her 1929 Art-i-So guitar (a type of Stella guitar), Valerie recorded each arrangement in the audio download files that accompany the Book. These recordings will be an invaluable tool when tackling the timing for syncopated passages.

Short descriptions preceding each song give a bit of history and also describe the specific techniques and challenges presented in that particular lesson.

This Book includes a good variety of simple arrangements, as well as arrangements that are more syncopated and challenging. In other words, there's something for everyone!


Song Titles: Buck Dance, Candy Man, Coffee Blues, Do Lord Remember Me, Freight Train, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, Goodnight Irene, I Shall Not Be Moved, I've Got the Blues and I Can't Be Satisfied, I Will Turn Your Money Green, Just As Well Get Ready You Got to Die, Key to the Highway, Louis Collins, My Creole Belle, Nobody Cares for Me, Railroad Bill, Richland Women Blues, Shake That Thing, Spike Driver Blues, Stagolee, Sugar Babe It's All Over Now, Walkin' Blues, and When Death Come Creeping in Your Room.




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