for Vocal Bluegrass Tunes - Teaching the solos to the Vocals
Many people want to know how to figure out those great instrumentals that the top pickers play between verses of a song. Steve Kaufman's third set of popular lessons for Parking Lot Pickers teaches you how to work out the guitar breaks that dress up favorite bluegrass and country songs, and how to take a great solo. The vocals, ably performed on these CDs by singers Donnie and Debbie Barbra, provide just the right setting for practicing your technique.
As in his other "Parking Lot" lessons, Steve guides you through three picking levels--beginner, intermediate and advanced--while teaching 20 more repertoire tunes and the finer points of becoming an excellent flatpick guitarist. He first teaches the basic melody to familiarize the novice flatpicker with the tune in its most basic form. He then gets the intermediate players started on a series of great licks and runs that will dress up the tune and add spice to this or any other piece you are playing. Finally, he develops a complete bluegrass solo using advanced techniques for the more experienced pickers, making each tune a real showpiece!
EXTRA! Turn off Steve's lead guitar on your stereo and play along with the rhythm tracks. Perfect practice for a "live" picking situation.
You'll soon add these tunes to your repertoire: Nine-Pound Hammer, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Cabin In Caroline, Dark Hollow, Down The Road, Foggy Mountain Top, Gold Watch And Chain, How Mountain Girls Can Love, I Am A Pilgrim, In The Pines, Jimmy Brown, Keep On The Sunny Side, Little Maggie, More Pretty Girls Than One, Mountain Dew, Mr. Engineer, Old Home Place, The Wreck Of The Old '97, You Don't Know My Mind.
I attended your workshop in Avon, NC in January.
I purchased "Bluegrass Guitar Solos Vol 3" while I was there. Initially I thought the price was a bit steep. However, when I compare it to the price of lessons ($40/week) and the fact that it takes me about a week to really learn one of the intermediate arrangements, it's a real bargain!
I gave up my lessons soon after the workshop, and have been using your material exclusively.
While I doubt I'll ever be a performer, the sense of accomplishment that I feel when I am able to play a new arrangement is immeasurable.
Thank you for producing all this great learning material.