Easy Fingerpicking Favorites
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May 03, 2016
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: Easy Fingerpicking Favorites

Learn to play five easy songs that should be in every fingerpicker's repertoire: Railroad Bill, My Creole Belle, Cocaine Blues, Freight Train, and Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor.

Happy Traum plays each tune in its simplest form, then moves the appropriate notes off the beat (while the bass maintains its steady, on-the-beat rhythm) so you can clearly understand where the syncopated notes go. Finally, you'll add important techniques-hammer-ons, pull-offs, bass runs, jump notes, walk-ups, turnarounds-to make all your playing come alive. You'll soon be ready to create your own arrangements to any fingerpicking tune!

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