Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
23 Bluegrass Guitar Solos
Welcome to Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar! This book is a collection of 23 guitar solos or "breaks" plus 16 introductions or "kickoffs" in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. The solos are aimed at advanced beginner to intermediate guitarists looking to expand their repertoire of lead guitar solos. All the solos are recorded in split-track format at two speeds and are available online.

This book includes:
Easy Carter-style solos with the melody played on the bass strings, punctuated by chord str ...more
Product Number:
96862MEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
64
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1534-4
ISBN13:
978-16191-1534-7
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/22/2015
Welcome to Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar! This book is a collection of 23 guitar solos or "breaks" plus 16 introductions or "kickoffs" in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. The solos are aimed at advanced beginner to intermediate guitarists looking to expand their repertoire of lead guitar solos. All the solos are recorded in split-track format at two speeds and are available online.

This book includes:
Easy Carter-style solos with the melody played on the bass strings, punctuated by chord strums.
More advanced Carter-style solos with hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more.
Hot flatpicking solos with lots of eighth notes, played with up and down picking.
Essential fiddle tunes for every modern bluegrass lead guitar player.
Crosspicking solos played with two different crosspicking patterns.
Solos using the "real dropped D" and the "faux dropped D" tunings.
A variety of kickoffs, generic and for specific songs.
Extensive notes on the breaks and the techniques used to play them.

The breaks in this book are based on are some of the most performed bluegrass, old-time, and gospel songs - songs that you're sure to hear played at jam sessions, picking parties and on stage. Includes access to online audio.
Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar

Introduction......................................................................................................... 3
Jesse James Carter-style....................................................................................... 9
Handsome Molly Carter-style............................................................................ 12
Amazing Grace Carter-style waltz...................................................................... 13
When You and I Were Young Maggie Carter-style & transposing...................... 15
John Hardy Carter-style..................................................................................... 18
Down in the Willow Garden Carter-style waltz................................................ 19
Crying Holy Hot Flatpicking solo...................................................................... 22
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Dropped D tuning............................................... 24
New River Train Straight Flatpicking solo......................................................... 26
Feast Here Tonight Hot Flatpicking solo........................................................... 27
Roving Gambler Flatpicking solo...................................................................... 30
In the Pines Faux Dropped D tuning................................................................. 31
Where the Soul Never Dies Advanced Carter-style........................................... 34
Bound to Ride Advanced Carter-style............................................................... 35
Give Me Oil Crosspicking solo........................................................................... 37
Mike’s Marathon Advanced flatpicking solo..................................................... 40
St. Anne’s Reel Fiddle tune................................................................................ 42
All the Good Times are Past and Gone Crosspicking solo................................. 44
This Little Light of Mine Solo #1: Carter-style.................................................. 46
This Little Light of Mine Solo #2: Flatpicking solo ......................................... 48
The Train that Carried My Girl from Town Flatpicking solo............................. 50
Grandfather’s Clock Crosspicking solo.............................................................. 52
Whiskey Before Breakfast Fiddle tune............................................................... 54
Kickoffs............................................................................................................... 56
Index.................................................................................................................. 64
 
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