Acoustic Music Source Book (Book)
Over 200 Old-Time Songs With Melody Line, Lyrics & Guitar Chords
21665
Bill Bay asked me to write a follow up book to my last book, 'The Bluegrass Pickers Tune Book (20233).' If you like Bluegrass music (232 songs) I'd recommend getting that book to add to your collection. The focus of this book, "The Acoustic Source Book" is on roots and old-time music. The book is focused on the time period from late 1800's until 1940's. There are a few songs from The Bluegrass Book that were too important to be left out. I decided not to use any patriotic and Christmas songs and came up wit ...more
Product Number:
21665
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
224
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-7838-0
UPC:
796279106764
ISBN13:
978-07866-7838-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/5/2010
Bill Bay asked me to write a follow up book to my last book, 'The Bluegrass Pickers Tune Book (20233).' If you like Bluegrass music (232 songs) I'd recommend getting that book to add to your collection. The focus of this book, "The Acoustic Source Book" is on roots and old-time music. The book is focused on the time period from late 1800's until 1940's. There are a few songs from The Bluegrass Book that were too important to be left out. I decided not to use any patriotic and Christmas songs and came up with a list of about 400 songs which eventually was cut down to over 200. During the late 1800's and early 1900's there was an important evolution in American music; the birth of jazz, ragtime, and blues. This was also the period of the phonograph and early commercial recordings. Music from the Minstrel period as well as traditional songs were used as staple for the roots musicians. In the early 1900's there were rags, blues, gospel, Tin-Pan Alley, jug band, spiritual, old-time country and popular songs. I've tried to include some of the well-known songs from every genre to give you a big slice of Americana. There are some great songs that are popular roots, bluegrass and old-time songs today that have never been published. There are also great songs that are not well known that should be played and enjoyed.

Richard Matteson with Kara Pleasants
Wildwood Flower  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO9Xde2bdwA
Paul & Silas  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv5Tmaff9HQ
Meet Me By the Moonlight  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gwzCZfnG64
Scarborough Fair   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbxMlz_DlI
Water is Wide  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hZkxWs8gs

Richard Matteson with Jessica Kaster
Barbara Allen   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX6PE80W4Pw
In the Pines  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtOL9Id5TW4
Hop Along  Peter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5kAzSQ__rU
Ain't Gonna Lay my Armor Down   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsBYRuT2_FU

 
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