Featured as part of the Mel Bay Stefan Grossmans Guitar Workshop Audio Series RAGTIME GUITAR delivers and lives up to its name as an excellent textbook. There is also an explanation of the Tab System for guitarists which is of special merit and usefulness.
Explanations and examples highlight this book. There are 3 CDs which accompany the text divided into 3 lessons. Lesson 1 features performance of "Mabel's Dream" including an old classic recording from the 1920s of King Oliver and Louis Armstrong performing the song. Lesson 2 will be a delight to all those wanting to feel the power of ragtime guitar for it features an invigorating performance of "Powder Rag" as performed by Ton Vn Bergeyk followed by the use & explanation of "Dallas Rag." Lesson 3 is about "Soldier's March" with a lively performance by the Rev. Gary Davis with discussions and a performance of "Buck Dance."
Grossman's RAGTIME GUITAR is one of the finest ragtime guitar textbooks on the market today. If you want to learn the joys of performing ragtime guitar this is your starting place to learn from a master!'With a set of 3 CDs featuring note-by-note and phrase-by-phrase instruction, guitarist Stefan Grossman has created a remarkable textbook to playing ragtime guitar. RAGTIME GUITAR is enjoyable musically and historically.