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Bluegrass Guitar (Music Minus One)


2 CDs + booklet

On one CD, just guitar in one stereo channel, and the rest of a 5-piece bluegrass band (with vocals) in the other. With your balance control, remove the guitar to play along–or turn it louder for closer study. On the second CD, the minus-guitar tracks are slowed down to moderate speed, mostly in the 102-120 beats/minute range, for easy playing along!

Performed by Country Cooking:
Russ Barenberg, guitar
Pete Wernick, banjo
Greg Root, mandolin
Kenny Kosek, fiddle
John Miller, bass
Joan (“Nondi”) Leonard (Wernick), vocals


The booklet includes words and chords for all 14 standards (see list below) plus tab for solos. Great for practicing breaks, backup, timing! Solos are typical melody-based, standard content and licks. Typical choice of keys, including G, A, B, C, and E. Many applications for all players, beginning/advanced.

Songs Include:

  • Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • Foggy Mt. Breakdown
  • It’s In My Mind to Ramble
  • Salty Dog Blues
  • Dark Hollow
  • Late Last Night (Way Downtown)
  • Dueling Banjos
  • Mountain Dew
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Little Maggie
  • All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
  • Roll On Buddy
  • Sitting On Top of the World
  • Jesse James