Instructional Books

  • My First Bluegrass Guitar Picking Songs

    My First Bluegrass Guitar Picking Songs

    Book with CD

    Level: Very Beginner

    Steve Kaufman, the World's Guitar Teacher, brings us his starter kit for learning the acoustic guitar.

    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.

    A Simplified method of learning Bluegrass Guitar and music theory from one of the world's most experienced guitar instructor and Three-Time National guitar champion.
    Learning to read notation and chord charts using easy methods and songs
    Proven method of learning bluegrass guitar for a "no experience wannabe guitar player
    18 songs and dozens of techniques discussed and learned
    A Perfect introduction to the acoustic guitar which opens the door to thousands of instructional materials

    Table of Contents:
    Introduction, Holding Your First Guitar, Holding the Pick
    Fretting the Notes
    Your First Notes
    Our First Song
    Strumming Our First Songs
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    New Notes: G, A, B and F; New Chords: D and F; Aura Lee
    She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
    New Notes: Lower E and F; New Chords: The Full C and G7
    New Notes: D, E and Low C; Alternating Rhythm; Camp Town Races
    The Natural Sign; Introducing Eighth Notes; Alternating Bass for D and D7; The Capo
    Old Joe Clark; Cripple Creek
    Soldier's Joy
    Golden Slippers
    Flop-Eared Mule
    Reading Tablature and the Notes on the Guitar
    The Hammer On; Wildwood Flower
    Wabash Cannonball
    Playing in a New Key; The Eighth of January
    Cotton-Eyed Joe
    Arkansas Traveler
    Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - The Rhythm
    Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - The Lead
    Cripple Creek
    Lester's Blues

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