The Essential Clarence White Bluegrass Guitar Leads - 9780982114629
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The Essential Clarence White Bluegrass Guitar Leads

This book/CD set presents Clarence's early but fully realized acoustic guitar style, as demonstrated in the recordings he made at home in 1962.  These songs were included in the  "33 Acoustic Guitar  Instrumentals" CD.  The book focuses on the core elements of his early style.  Our intent is to provide an entry point for intermediate players to understand and begin to play in this style, and to impart the flavor of Clarence's early musical environment.


  • 14 songs and tunes with variations, in notation and tablature
  • Detailed instruction with tab examples and exercises
  • 30 page biography with photos 
  • Disc 1: Clarence’s original recordings plus CD-ROM video of Clarence playing two tunes close-up
  • Disc 2: Rhythm tracks: Play along at slow or fast tempo with Roland  White on guitar and Missy Raines on bass


Song list: Songs:  Shady Grove, Sally Goodin, Flop-eared Mule, Banks of the Ohio, Wildwood Flower, Billy in the Lowground , Black Mountain Rag,  Pretty Polly, Under the Double Eagle, Footprints in the Snow, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Nine Pound Hammer, Farewell Blues, In the Pines