For Intermediate and More Advanced Fingerpickers
Included in the recent book 50 Greatest Guitar Books, this 30th Anniversary Edition of The Art of Solo Fingerpicking includes four cool new compositions and arrangements from Mark Hanson, plus numerous updated and expanded features.
The digital book and online recording thoroughly describe the intermediate-to-advanced picking techniques associated with some of today’s greatest fingerstyle professionals. There are 14 solo instrumentals, 12 are originals and arrangements from Mark Hanson. All exercises and tunes are played at half- and full-speed on the recording. You’ll be able to add hot techniques and pieces to your repertoire with this title!
A hardcopy edition of this product is available for mail order.
This complete digital download is available through an external site, Platform Purple. For more information on our digital downloads, see About Digital Downloads.
Listen to an audio preview of “Golden Valley,” from the instructional CD:
Table of Contents
What You Need to Know
The Music and CD
How To Practice
“Red, White & Blue Rag”
Beyond Pattern Playing
Freeing the Fingers
Rearranging Finger Notes
Variations on Rearranging
Deleting Finger Notes
Adding Finger Notes
Freeing The Thumb
“Cast Away” NEW
“Easy Virtue” NEW
Alternating Bass In Other Meters
Additional Thumb Techniques
Thumb Plays Melody
Overlap Of Right-Hand Thumb And Fingers
“Hesitation Blues” NEW
“Dedicated to Mississippi John Hurt”
“Good Time Blues”
Combining Left- and Right-Hand Damping
Gaining Speed: Left-Hand Articulation
Appendix A: Tablature
Appendix B: Glossary; Guitar Information
Appendix C: Contemporary Travis Picking Pieces EXPANDED