Back Porch Picking: An Easy Guide to Folk & Country Guitar Styles

Christopher Shaw

On Back Porch Picking, Christopher Shaw delivers a great lesson that's perfect for beginning guitarists who want to explore folk and country guitar styles. Brimming with humor and chock-full of great guitar tips, Chris is the perfect teacher for "back porch" picking and singing.

This hour-long lesson is jam-packed with Chris's tips on warming up, the "church lick," hammering-on, bass runs, chords, the Nashville number system, waltz time and much more. You'll learn complete flat picking arrangements to classic folksongs "I Ride an Old Paint" and "Red River Valley" and learn how to play a few of Chris's most-requested tunes, "Been to Town and Back Again" and "Cold River Waltz." Chris's wife, Bridget Ball, joins in for complete performances of these songs (including a special version of "Belle of the Bouquet") so you can see exactly how the songs are arranged for guitar.

Produced by guitar great Artie Traum and videotaped at the sound stage of WMHT-television, this lesson is enhanced with split screen close-ups, so you can see every technique and riff with absolute clarity. Back Porch Picking is a friendly and informative lesson with one of America's most charming performers and songwriters. It's like taking a private lesson right on your back porch, up-close and personal, with a master performer and teacher.



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