Country Blues for Fingerstyle Guitar


This 66-page book presents instruction in playing techniques similar to those of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Mississippi John Hurt. The work is based on Eddie’s own personal style with the arrangements being presented in tablature form. Most songs are first presented in a basic version, before adding embellishments and more difficult right-hand techniques. The accompanying CD demonstrates all of the tunes and breaks down many difficult phrases.

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The Keys of E, A, C, F and G
Drop D Tuning
Open G Tuning
Open D Tuning
Travis Picking
Basic Blues
Pattern Picking
Left-Hand Chord Formations
Keeping a Steady Bass
Recognizing Licks
Licks in the Key of E
Moving Bass Lines
Texas Style Rhythm
Exercises in Syncopation
Right-Hand Roll Patterns
Chord Substitutions
Playing Your Own Rhythm
Creating Your Own Arrangements
Lyrics To Songs

Songs (including several of Eddie’s own compositions)

Blues Primer
Blues In E
Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor
I Am A Pilgrim
6th Street Blues
The Real Chicken Blues
Good-Bye Liza Jane
When The Saints Go Marching In
Banks Of The Ohio
The Boogie Woogie
Sally Goodin’
Red River Valley
Freight Train
Tea Time
Back Up And Push
Grandfather’s Clock
Morning Stroll
Sitting On Top Of The World
Trouble In Mind
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Low Down And Gritty
Frankie And Johnnie
Beaumont Rag
South Street Rag
Camptown Races
Dark Hollow