"This comprehensive text covers the spectrum of fingerpicking technique and styles. Performance and stylistic notes, fingerstyle guitar solos and a listening guide are presented for each section of the book. Sections include; Gospel Songs, Country Blues, Ragtime Blues, Rags and Dances, Appalachian Fiddle Tunes, Celtic Airs, Jigs and Reels, Classic Rags, Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar, and Fingerstyle Guitar Duets. All solos are in notation and tablature and are written by noted fingerpicking guitarists Stefan Grossman, Elizabeth Cotten, Dean Sires, Ton Van Bergeyk, David Laibman, Rev. Gary Davis, Duck Baker, Seth Austen, Steve Tilston, John Morris, Sid Percy, Tom O'Farrell, Jim McLennan, Leo Wijnkamp Jr., Lasse Johansson, and Claes Palmqvist. Free audio files available."