Parts of a Guitar(ist); Come into the schoolhouse!; Pioneers of flatpicking guitar; The birth of flatpicking guitar; Masters of flatpicking guitar; My flatpicking heroes; Tuning your guitar; How to hold the guitar; How to hold the pick; How to play the strings; Guitar chords; Rhythm guitar on campfire songs; Wayne's new tab for ignoramuses; nearly painless music theory; The fear of scales; Finding your G scale; Playing by ear; Starting notes of popular tunes; Picking out melodies; Amazing Grace; Bill Monroe's Shady Grove; Boogie Woogie; Down the Road; Flatpicker's Blues; Goin' Across the Sea; Little Maggie; Will the Circle be Unbroken; Playing in the key of C; Black-eyed Susie; Bury Me Beneath the Willow; Cotton-Eyed Joe; Darling Corey; Deer Lake Polka; Little Rosewood Casket; Keep on the Sunny Side of Life; On Top of Old Smoky; Red River Valley; Shortenin' Bread; Where the Soul Never Dies; Wildwood Flower; Playing in the key of D; Angelina Baker; Arkansas Traveler; Cluck Old Hen; Don't Let your Deal Go Down; In the Pines; Little Willie; Soldier's Joy; Train 45; Whiskey Before Breakfast; Playing in the key of A minor; House of the Rising Sun; Muley's Daughter; Poor Wayfaring STranger; Rain and Snow; Shady Grove; Key of D minor; Little Sadie; Swannanoa Tunnel; The E minor scale; The Cuckoo; Wild Bill Jones; The key of A; Mano f Constant Sorrow; Tater Patch; Using a capo; How to jam; Figuring out what chords go where; Backing up fiddle tunes; Popular fiddle tune chords; Flatpicking listening; Chords & bass notes; Tune & CD index; Native Ground Books & Music.
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to collect, preserve and perform historic American music. An active teacher, musician, writer, and publisher, he is President of Native Ground Music, Inc. He lives with his wife Barbara and their three children near Asheville, North Carolina.
"In "Flatpicking Guitar For The Complete Ignoramus!", musician, music historian, and guitar instructor Wayne Erbsen draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to provide students of the acoustic guitar with forty 'old-time' and bluegrass guitar tunes with profusely illustrated instructions that will enable even the most novice of beginners to quickly gain proficiency in their performance of them. Enhanced with an accompanying CD that provides 91 tracks and the lyrics to all forty of the selected guitar tunes, "Flatpicking Guitar For The Complete Ignoramus!" is an 80 page compendium of material ideal for both self-instruction and as a music school curriculum instructional reference and resource. From holding the pick, to back-up chords, to tuning the guitar, and so much more, "Flatpicking Guitar For The Complete Ignoramus!" is a welcome addition to the growing library of music books from Native Ground Books & Music." -- Midwest Book Review