A Master Picker Analyses His Pioneering Licks and Solos
A challenge and delight for intermediate and advanced flatpickers! Tony Rice passes on his brilliant improvisation, powerful soloing and the secrets of his left- and right-hand technique.
Tony Rice is perhaps the most influential living acoustic guitar player in bluegrass, country and progressive “newgrass” styles. His spectacular technique, brilliant improvisation and powerful soloing are admired throughout the world. Tony has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
With this unique instructional book, Tony personally teaches the skills he pioneered during decades as the top bluegrass guitarist of his generation. Aspiring flatpickers will learn the secrets of his left and right hand technique, including rhythm technique, cross-picking, improvisation and variations on the popular “G Run,” as well kickoffs, endings, licks, riffs and complete solos to classic fiddle tunes and country songs. The solos to tunes he teaches should be in every good picker’s repertoire: Red Haired Boy, Little Sadie, Your Love is Like a Flower, Blue Railroad Train, Home From the Forest, Wildwood Flower, Wild Horse and Jerusalem Ridge.
Along with the music and TAB, the accompanying audio download allows you to hear Tony, himself, teaching and demonstrating his inimitable guitar style.
Note: Now includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left to right.
*This book is an edited compilation of the six-cassette series, "New Acoustic Guitar" and the single cassette lesson, "Tony's Choice."