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The Flat-Picker's Guitar Guide: An Advanced Instruction Record

The Flat-Picker's Guitar Guide: An Advanced Instruction Record

Guitar player and instructor Jerry Silverman offers an intriguing instructional album with The Flat-Picker’s Guitar Guide, one of four instructional albums he produced for Folkways Records in the 1960s. He provides spoken word instruction and musical examples of various guitar strumming techniques. Among the songs performed is the artist’s arrangement of the traditional folk song “Cindy,” the Carter Family classic “Wildwood Flower,” and the traditional folk standards “In the Pines” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow.” Liner notes from this 1966 recording augment the spoken word instruction with illustrated tips regarding how to hold the guitar pick and different playing techniques such as hammering-on, the church lick, and the bluegrass run.

Track Listing

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The Pick and How to Hold It Jerry Silverman 1:56
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102
Church Lick; Johnson Boys(4/4), I Never Will Marry (3/4) Jerry Silverman 4:20
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Hammering-on; I am a Man of Constant Sorrow (4/4) Brown Eyes (3/4) Jerry Silverman 5:07
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104
Church Lick with the Blues Wrinkle; Crawdad Jerry Silverman 2:13
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105
Typical Bluegrass Run; My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains Jerry Silverman 2:22
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106
Barre Chords: The Muffle; Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Jerry Silverman 2:22
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107
Barre Chords; the Shuffle; Bill Bailey Jerry Silverman 1:14
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201
Carter Family; Wildwood Flower, Bright Shines the Moon, In the Pines Jerry Silverman 6:27
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202
Single String; Everyday Dirt (Doc Watson), Mountain Dew (George Shuffler), Red Rocking Chair(Charley Waller), Cindy Jerry Silverman 3:07
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203
Cross Picking; Jesse James Jerry Silverman 2:16
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204
Syncopation in the Carribean; Que Bonita Bandera, Love Alone Jerry Silverman 3:59
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Fancy Stepper - The Unorthodox Church Lick: Na Kone Voronom (On a Raven-Black Horse) Jerry Silverman 3:32
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