Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1

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22-068-01
  • Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1
  • Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1
  • Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1
  • Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1
  • Old-Time and Bluegrass Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1
$17.99

Description

The 72 songs in this 240-page songbook form Volume One of a collection of some of the best traditional tunes from the mountains, farms and woods of America - Old-Time and Bluegrass favorites that have been a mainstay of down-home American music for generations. These songs were chosen by author Ben “Gitty” Baker from amongst his personal favorites, the sort that you’d be most likely to hear around a camp fire at a bluegrass or old-time music festival. Each song arrangement includes 3-string tablature, chord names and forms, lyrics and additional verses. A short snippet of background and history is also provided, as well as multiple arrangements in different keys and styles, to accommodate varying skill levels and vocal ranges. The book also includes supplemental instructional sections on how to read tablature, play chords and more!

This listing is for the professionally printed and glue-bound edition of this book.

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Cigar Box Guitarist Shaq Collins writes:

In each book Ben will first give you an introduction not only to the book but the history of the songs within. It sets a scene of the world at the time of these songs. You get an idea of why the songs were written to begin with. Ben then goes on to give a lesson on how to read these songs. Some people may know very well how to read chords and tablature but somewhere out there these books may be someone's very first song book so I find it a very nice touch. Another thing I do like, which I have seen other books be guilty of in the past, is the larger type size. Ben has ensured that these books be very easy to read and follow. One thing I will say is a huge plus in each of his books is the page layout. Although there are chord charts in the beginning of each book, each song will have not just the chords displayed that you will need to play them but diagrams of how to play them so there is no need to flip back and forth to make sure you're fingers are where they’re supposed to be. If you’re umming and ahing about getting one of Ben's books, you’d be wise to do so because there are few better feelings than learning how to play a song you love then absolutely nailing it.

Includes these songs and many more:

  • All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • The Ballad of Casey Jones
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down
  • Black-Eyed Susie
  • Blue-Tail Fly
  • Bound To Ride
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
  • Camptown Races
  • Church in the Wildwood
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • Cripple Creek
  • Crying Holy
  • Deep Elem Blues
  • Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
  • East Virginia Blues
  • Foggy Mountain Top
  • Footprints In the Snow
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  • The Great Speckled Bird
  • Green Pastures
  • Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
  • Handsome Molly
  • Hills of Roane County
  • Home On the Range
  • Honey In the Rock
  • I Know You Rider
  • I’m Working On A Building
  • In the Pines
  • Jesse James
  • John Hardy
  • John Henry
  • Keep On the Sunny Side
  • Let Me Rest At the End of My Journey
  • Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
  • Long Journey Home
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