Some of the most unforgettable popular songs in American musical history were written in the early years of the 20th century. Guitar ace Ernie Hawkins has made arrangements of four classic pop songs that are perfect for the alternate-thumb fingerpicking method known as Piedmont Style.
Working through each of these wonderful songs - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along (Harry Woods), The Charleston (James P. Johnson), Rockin' Chair (Hoagy Carmichael) and Glory of Love (William Hill) - will increase your knowledge of the guitar and provide hours of fun.
Ernie takes apart each of these songs, note-for-note and measure-for-measure, showing the chord shapes, bass and melody lines, licks and rhythms that bring each one to life. By picking these with the traditional steady bass and syncopated melody technique, you'll develop a style that will be great for solo performances or jamming with other players.
Ernie builds on the techniques he developed on his hugely successful C-A-G-E-D System DVD lessons, and these wonderful arrangements will add immeasurably to your skills and repertoire.