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12-String Guitar as Played by Lead Belly

12-String Guitar as Played by Lead Belly

Pete Seeger teaches the 12-string guitar as played by the virtuoso Lead Belly through a detailed breakdown of both the instrument itself (how to tune it, steel vs. silk strings etc.) and step-by-step explanations of Lead Belly’s songs. Here, Pete Seeger pays homage to his friend and mentor Lead Belly by teaching us his songs. Liner notes include detailed instructions and song notation.

Track Listing

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INTRODUCTION: We Shall Walk Through the Valley Pete Seeger 5:42
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WALKING BASS, D POSITION, THUMB AND INDEX FINGER PLAYING THE MELODY: by Leadbelly: Good Morning Blues, Hitler Song Pete Seeger 3:28
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WALKING BASS, D POSITION, THUMB AND INDEX FINGER PLAYING THE MELODY: by Leadbelly: Green Corn and others Pete Seeger 12:59
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KEY OF A (A7), RUNS, PLAYING THE BASS STRINGS: by Leadbelly: Old Riley, Skip to my Lou, and others Pete Seeger 11:53
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USE OF THE FINGERS; SYNCOPATED BASS, OPENING PATTERNS, BEAT ON THE 5th STRING: by Leadbelly: Leaving Blues, others Pete Seeger 7:50
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C POSITION, WALKING BASS, 1st AND 2nd STRING IN UNISON: by Leadbelly: National Defense Blues, Salty Dog, and others Pete Seeger 6:42
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OPEN D TUNING, USE OF CAPO: by Lead Belly: Roberta and other s by Pete Seeger: Bells of Rhymney and others Pete Seeger 3:26
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Transposing, D Tuning, Capa on 6-String, Freight Train Pete Seeger 10:32
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DEMONSTRATION AND EXPLANATION OF TABLATURE Pete Seeger 3:35
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RHYTHM AND TIME VALUES Pete Seeger 4:21
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4/4 TIME Pete Seeger 2:34
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UNDERSTANDING LETTERS Pete Seeger 1:19
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THUMB AND INDEX FINGER Pete Seeger 1:17
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ADDING THE MIDDLE FINGER, SLIDES Pete Seeger 1:46
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ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF TABLATURE, TRIPLETS, RESTS Pete Seeger 2:24
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