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Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar

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    Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar

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    Hot guitar licks abound these days but simple melodies played along with chord strums on the low strings of the guitar have never lost their appeal. Pioneered in the 1920s by the great Mother Maybelle Carter, this combination of lead and rhythm guitar playing is the foundation upon which all traditional country, folk, bluegrass, and hot flatpicking guitar is based.

    Dix Bruce carefully teaches lead and backup guitar to nine great and classic country, bluegrass, and folk standards, ballads and hot breakdowns played by musicians the world over. Dix demonstrates the basic "bass note / strum" technique and shows how melodies can be easily integrated into known chord patterns.

    You'll first learn leads on the country classics Worried Man Blues, Lonesome Valley, Storms are on the Ocean and Handsome Molly in a variety of different keys. You'll also learn the all-time guitar hit Wildwood Flower and how to transpose it from the key of G to the key of C. Dix also demonstrates more complex leads on Redwing, John Hardy, Jimmie Brown the Newsboy and more on the invaluable skill of transposing a song from one key to another. The instruction in this DVD will prepare you to play flatpicked leads in virtually any country, folk, and bluegrass ensemble.

    79 minutes - Level 1/2 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD

    Review: Love It! 
    I bought this because Red Wing was on it. Glad I did. I was able to learn it quickly and correctly with this dvd. The whole dvd is really good and all the songs are easily learnable and very good for picking sessions. I've got several kaufman dvds and while I have no complaints about any of them I just prefer Dix's teaching style and Dix isn't trying to turn you into a Flatpicking Super Star, just a good solid player.. He goes through each song in detail and it's easy to follow along and get them down and nothing on this dvd is too difficult unless you maybe are very inexperienced but even then I'd recommend it. 
    I also have Dix's Swing dvd and love that as well. I'll probably be buying some of his other items in the near future. - C. Jones/ 
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