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Traditional and Contemporary Guitar Finger-Picking Styles by Happy Traum

Traditional and Contemporary Guitar Finger-Picking Styles



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Traditional and Contemporary Guitar Finger-Picking Styles Happy Traum ebook
Publisher: Music Sales Corp
Format: pdf
Page: 72
ISBN: 0825601037, 9780825601033


Originally formed as a duo with Amanda Blied on guitar and Shanti Bremer on banjo, they were joined by fiddle player Miriam Sonstenes in 2010. Some traditional players get around this by using a thumbpick for the bass notes, freeing three fingers for the lead parts; when they have to break into a single note line without a bass part, the thumbpick plays part of the flatpick. She plays in both the Scrugg's three finger picking style and the old time clawhammer style. When I was learning to play the guitar, my teacher—who could play an impressive range of genres with equal talent—spent time teaching me the basic picking patterns of piedmont and delta blues both as a way to give depth to my But modern music has lost some of the verve and desperation of blues, which also draws on the field-working song, the holler, and traditional laments. All three They wrote 10 of the 12 tracks on this CD and cover two traditional tunes, Reuben's Train and Sail Away Ladies. They describe their music as rooted in old time folk and bluegrass, albeit with some contemporary twists. Talents to pull a crowd and keep them there. Doc was great at clawhammer banjo, harmonica, singing, electric guitar (apparently -- I never heard this), Travis-style acoustic fingerpicking, and a spectrum of flatpick styles that prominently included fast fiddle tunes, Alton Delmore-style . With his rich and powerful voice, Evan Mathieson accompanies his easy listening finger picking style on either the autoharp or guitar. Now nearly grown up, they have fine tuned their 5 part harmonies and unique style for their original and traditional repertoire that roves from bluegrass, old-time jazz, and country blues to whatever else they happen to fancy. Although the style originated among pure fingerpickers like Merle Travis, Ike Everly, Chet Atkins, and Joe Maphis, contemporary players (such as Eric Johnson and the late Danny Gatton) also use the pick-and-fingers method. But blues is not all finger-picking, harmonica-playing and guitar-blasting music.

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