Complete Carter Song Texts, click here
In 1975, Peter
Feldmann released what is still considered the seminal instruction package
for Maybelle Carter's style of guitar playing. Originally issued as an
Lp with instruction booklet, this long out of print material is now being
made available on a CD in what is called "CD Extra" format -
(a complete instruction booklet is included
on the CD).
To view or print the booklet, which contains instructions
plus tablature ("TABS") of all the original tracks of tunes,
songs and exercises, you will need access to a computer whch can read
standard CD-ROM discs.
(Now in shrinkwraped chipboard packaging for best value)
This CD is designed to teach
Maybelle Carter's wonderful thumb-lead guitar style by ear. It contains
17 tracks with 18 exercises, including 12 complete songs, plus an ad-
ditional sample song illustrating the style. Besides the music tracks,
a booklet containing tablature ("TABs") to all the exercises
is included on the CD for you to print out and study.
System requirements - please READ this before ordering!
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to drop you a line and tell you I think "How To Play Carter Style
Guitar" is fantastic! It's exactly what I've been looking for.
I started playing guitar 3 years ago and have been looking for some
instruction on Carter style but never anything that worked
I'm now ordering a second copy for my guitar teacher who
loves it! Thanks again."
I just received the Carter picking book in the mail today. It is absolutely
fantastic. I knew most of the basics before but I could never put them
together and arrange them into a song they way I hear other people do.
I have been taking lessons for two years and I could never get my teacher
to show me about the things that are in this book. I have already mastered
worried man blues after a half hour. Hopefully, I will be able to sing
while playing this style after awhile. I feel like I have have jumped
to a new level of playing in just one day. Not bad considering I paid
$30 an hour for lessons and wasn't getting anywhere after I learned the
chords, scales and other basics. So much for music theory, if you are
unable to apply it. I am so glad that I stumbled onto Carter picking and
your web site.
Thanks a million!"
goal is to be able to play from memory which will take some time and your
contribution has made that possible. My sincere appreciation goes to you
for helping me play Carter Music, especially You Are My Flower,
which is my favorite song. You have made me very happy,
- Ken (Kenneth Neukom).
Contents: 18 tracks of exercises
and sample songs, broken down into short phrases with pauses. This time-proven
teaching technique allows you to play along with the sample in "answer
mode", one phrase at a time, and quickly build up your playing skill.
The "Carter Brush" explained
Notes with the Left hand: "Hammering-On" and "Pulling-Off"
Worried Man Blues
Can The Circle Be Unbroken
East Virginia Blues
You Are My Flower
Oh, Take Me back
On-line Purchases accepted
via PayPal (below) or by check or money order, payable to "Blue Dalmatian
Price is $19.50 plus $2.50
shipping / handling. Calif. residents, please add $1.51 sales tax.
orders, our address is: Peter Feldmann, P.O. Box 614, Los Olivos,
CA 93441. If you include your e-mail address, we'll send you a note when
your order is received.
Rear view of new packaging