A completely new way of learning
Folk & Country Fingerpickin' guitar
 Learn Folk & Country Fingerpickin' with Doug Turner's Revolutionary New Method. The June 2002 edition contains new arrangements of some great favourites - ”Freight Train”, “Streets of London” and “San Francisco Bay Blues”

Who is this book for?

   It's for anybody who can strum a few basic chords who would love to learn to play the sophisticated solo fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Doc Watson in a way that will get you playing immediately and help you to progress quickly to advanced fingerpicking because it’s written in Doug’s special method which is much easier to read than conventional tablature.
   But it's equally intended for the more experienced guitarist who would like to play country fingerstyle.
   Click here for an example of Doug's special fingerpickin' guitar tablature and a couple of sound clips!

There is also a special LEFT- HANDED version which however does NOT include Freight Train, Streets of London or San Francisco Bay Blues. Note that the right handed version will be sent unless you specify otherwise.

 

About the author - Doug Turner
   Doug Turner has been playing the guitar for over forty years and is a brilliant exponent of many different guitar styles, but his favourite has got to be Country Fingerpickin' as played by his hero Chet Atkins, with whom Doug has had the pleasure and privilege of jamming during one of Chet's visits to the UK. Doug was a founder member of the Chet Atkins Guitar Society in Great Britain
   In the early 60's Doug spent several years demonstrating Gibson guitars for Selmers, the UK Gibson importers. At the age of 19 he was the tutor on the Advanced Guitar Course at Cecil Sharp House in London. He went on to play fingerstyle guitar with Houston Wells and the Marksmen who were England's first professional recording country band and he also played lead guitar with other recording artists in the 1960' s. In recent years Doug has taught at
Andy's Guitar Shop in London's Denmark Street, the centre of the UK music scene.
   During his many years of playing and writing fingerstyle guitar music, Doug has worked out a revolutionary new method which puts on paper what actually goes on in a guitarist's mind as he plays. Conventional tablature does not show the whole picture, whereas Doug's method shows the left hand as well as the right hand so that all the information you need is clearly and simply presented. After a page or two of straightforward explanation you start playing right away.
   The book contains Doug's own arrangements of sixteen different tunes, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated:
Plaisir d’amour, Banks of the Ohio; Freight Train; The Saints; East Virginia; Red River Valley; Grandfather's Clock; Streets of London; Michael, row the boat ashore; I’m on my way to Canaan Land; Wabash Cannonball, Wildwood Flower, I’ve been working on the railroad; Deep River Blues; San Francisco Bay Blues and a version of "Danny Boy" that will bring tears to your eyes!

So how do I get my fingerpickin' hands on a copy?

Price: £14.00 inc postage (US$ 30; Euros 20.00)