This is a basic introduction to traditional American guitar styles for the acoustic guitarist. After an opening chapter on guitar basics, the author takes the beginning player through old-time and bluegrass, country blues, bass fingerpicking and additional styles. Each chapter includes full musical examples and exercises in tablature and standard notation. Assuming a beginner's knowledge of the instrument, Acoustic Guitar Styles will appeal to any guitarist who wants to broaden his or her musical palette. This book comes with a highly useful audio CD.
Larry Sandberg has been teaching guitar for over forty years. He is the author of the Acoustic Guitar Guide (2001) and co-author of the Folk Music Sourcebook. He is a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as other guitar publications. He teaches guitar as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado and is on the faculty of the Denver Folklore Center.