In this vintage Homespun video series, you’ll learn to play five easy songs that should be in every fingerpicker's repertoire, including the necessary techniques so you can create your own arrangements and styles!
Happy Traum is your instructor and plays each tune ("Railroad Bill," "My Creole Belle”, "Cocaine Blues”, "Freight Train”, and “Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor”) in its simplest form, then moves the appropriate notes off the beat (while the bass maintains its steady, on-the-beat rhythm) so you can clearly understand where the syncopated notes go.
Finally, you'll add important techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bass runs, jump notes, walk-ups, and turnarounds to make your playing come alive. You'll then be ready to create your own arrangements to any fingerpicking tune!
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Submitted 1 year ago
Well-taught; simple but fun. Learned that Happy studied with Brownie McGhee, which made me tune in even more.
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