Steve Kaufman – Complete Flatpicking Guitar
Apr 22 2014
This comprehensive study of contemporary flatpicking guitar technique presents numerous solos for the beginning through advanced flatpicking guitarist along with tips on creating your own flatpicking arrangements. The book addresses the tablature system, tuning, right and left-hand technique, use of the capo and the microphone, transposing using the Nashville numbering system, bluegrass back-up, arranging flatpicking solos and instrumentals.
If you’re into country or bluegrass music, or if you just want to develop outstanding flatpicking technique, this book is for you. Written in standard notation and tablature. The stereo play-along CD features Steve Kaufman’s rousing performance of each flatpicking solo! Also includes a DVD containing some of the solos and techniques presented in the book.
Steve Kaufman is a great bluegrass guitar player, but is better known for his instructional materials. This is an excellent package, with a book, CD and DVD. Steve begins with beginner lessons and advances to bluegrass tunes that require some developed skill. Not only is there “something for everybody” in this package, but wherever you are, you can find the lesson that will take you to the next level. The CD/DVD combination package is a great value.
This DVD is a particularly good one for anyone from beginner to advanced intermediate looking to pick up classic bluegrass flatpicking technique. Steve starts out with some basic “toolbox” topics such as accompaniment etc. and moves into the nuts and bolts of creating arrangements and solos using numerous examples that are highly musical and fun to play, based on classic tunes from the bluegrass repetoire. The section of the book on “Flatpickers who Influenced the Flatpickers”, where Steve includes versions of classic tunes as executed by Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and others. These are terrific as stylistic examples and provide some really fun additions to repetoire – jack up the tempos and they are pretty challenging for even an advanced intermediate player.
You’ll learn chords, single line flatpicking solos, accompaniments, Carter style, Flatt runs and a whole lot more. What more could you want for general guitar playing. Well if you do want more in the bluegrass flatpicking style, Steve Kaufman has an huge array of materials to help you. If you’re looking to learn Flatpicking style and you like bluegrass then Steve is a good guy to go with as you teach yourself through his books and DVDs. It will take you years to get through them all.
Running time: 84 mins
Video: 720×480 6000 Kbps 29.97 fps AR: 4:3
Audio: AC3 Dolby 2 ch 224 Kbps @ 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Mp3
Size: 4.1 Gb