Ragtime fingerstyle guitar is one of the most satisfying ways of playing. If you love the challenge and want to try some syncopated rhythms, or move away from the normal arpeggiated fingerstyle of picking, then the tunes in this volume are just for you. There's a mix of classic tunes that I have arranged by players such as Big Bill Broonzy or Rev. Garry Davis, and a whole bunch of ditties that I've written in the ragtime style. Some tunes are more difficult than others, but well worth the effort if you want to improve your picking style and build on your repetoire.
So, put on your dancing fingers and let's get stuck into some great tunes.
Audio is available if you follow the links. Also, most pieces are supported by video.
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About the Author
Rick Payne is an established acoustic blues guitarist with many national and international tours to his credit. He has become especially well known for his authentic acoustic blues finger picking, in the many traditional styles of the blues including delta blues, piedmont, ragtime and slide and has recorded several albums of this kind. Often compared with Ry Cooder, slide guitar maestro Rick Payne’s performances have taken him to prime time TV, to festivals and theatres throughout the UK and on tour to Europe, USA, Scandinavia and Greek Islands. He has provided music to a number of major TV productions, for programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has also featured on The Paul Jones and Mike Harding's show on BBC Radio 2. Rick has recorded a number of CDs, including the noted ‘Blue River Blues’ for Bennett House Records California. New CD - Radio City Blues now available CD or download Reviewers have described his sound as: heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match. As a teacher he has written and facilitated many courses and guitar workshop style sessions, teaching the art of Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Rev Garry Davis, Django, Ry Cooder and many more.