The Essential Clarence White

by | 1 May, 2009

clarencewhiteRoland White Releases New Clarence White Book, is currently selling The Essential Clarence White: Bluegrass Guitar Leads. Clarence was one of the early pioneers of bluegrass guitar and a powerful influence on many of today’s top bluegrass flatpickers.

The book features 14 songs in notation and tablature along with instructional text, and a biography section which includes photos and comes with two CDs

The book/CD set presents Clarence’s early but fully realized acoustic guitar style, as demonstrated in the recordings he made at home in 1962.  The songs were included in the 33 Acoustic Guitar instrumentals CD.  The book isn’t a survey of his entire career but rather focuses on the core elements of his early style. The editor’s 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. Listen to the sample file below.

Clarence White – Shady Grove

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