Jack Tuttle's Bluegrass Guitar Primer

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Jack Tuttle's Bluegrass Guitar Primer

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Jack Tuttle's Bluegrass Guitar Primer is a lesson program for guitar containing over 80 transcriptions, with songs arranged for graduated learning. With large, easy-to-read tablature and music, rhythm guitar examples, scales and arpeggios, chord diagrams, tag endings, a commonly used bass-run page, and pick exercises. Free online mp3s available.

There are accurate transcriptions of recorded solos by guitar greats, arrangements for teaching purposes, common fiddle tunes, and bluegrass breaks to singing pieces. Some pieces also included a rhythm page for gaining ideas on how to play chords and runs in the proper bluegrass style. This book includes both standard music notation and tablature.

Spiral-bound softcover book, measuring 8.5x11 inches. 100 pages. Published by Back Studio Publications.

Songs include:

  • Cripple Creek (1)
  • Cripple Creek (2)
  • Old Joe Clark
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow (rhythm)
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Soldier's Joy (rhythm)
  • Katy Daley
  • Katy Daley (rhythm)
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
  • Jaybird
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Mountain Dew
  • Mississippi Sawyer
  • Wildwood Flower
  • Over The Waterfall
  • Liberty
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World (rhythm)
  • Swallowtail Jig
  • June Apple
  • I'll Fly Away
  • Red-Haired Boy
  • Turkey In The Straw
  • Forked Deer
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (rhythm)
  • Cherokee Shuffle
  • Cherokee Shuffle (rhythm)
  • Foggy Mountain Top
  • St. Anne's Reel
  • Bill Cheatum
  • Bill Cheatum (rhythm)
  • Billy In The Lowground
  • Molly and Tenbrooks
  • Dark Hollow
  • Dark Hollow (rhythm)
  • Salt Creek
  • Salt Creek (rhythm)
  • Short Life Of Trouble
  • Short Life Of Trouble (rhythm)
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Angeline The Baker
  • Red Wing
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Fire On The Mountain
  • Worried Man Blues
  • Ragtime Annie
  • Long Journey Home
  • Big Mon
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
  • Cattle In The Cane
  • Pretty Polly
  • I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep
  • Foggy Mountain Special
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear (rhythm)
  • It Takes One To Know One
  • It Takes One To Know One (rhythm)
  • North Carolina Breakdown
  • Little Maggie
  • Cold Frosty Morning
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Paddy On The Turnpike
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow
  • Kentucky Mandolin
  • Salty Dog
  • Toy Heart
  • Carter's Blues
  • In The Pines
  • In The Pines (rhythm)
  • East Virginia Blues
  • Gold Rush
  • Head Over Heels In Love With You
  • Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
  • Highway Of Regret
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road
  • Beaumont Rag
  • Rebecca
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home rhythm
  • Think Of What You've Done

About Jack Tuttle:
Jack Tuttle has been teaching at Gryphon for as long as we can remember. He has compiled collections of tunes for: Bluegrass Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin, and Traditional fiddle. Each one is a great reference book for the most played tunes. Get these books and impress everyone at the next jam.