Carter Scratch Guitar

Cheyenne Mize

Carter Scratch Guitar

$ 180.00

Learn the Carter Scratch with Cheyenne Mize

This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout

With roots in blues fingerpicking and banjo frailing, Maybelle Carter had a unique style that combined both rhythm and lead guitar playing. Maybelle’s style is one of the most influential and emulated styles in all of country, bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, and is super fun to play! This online class will introduce the basics of the “Carter scratch” technique, while exploring the Carter Family repertoire both well- and lesser-known. If you play bluegrass or old-time and are tired of the same old “boom chuck,” this is the class for you! 
Students will learn:
  • Origins of “Carter scratch” guitar style
  • Alternating-bass accompaniment on basic guitar chords
  • How to incorporate melody into alternating-bass accompaniment
  • 4-6 songs from the Carter Family repertoire
Students will need:
    • Guitar, capo, tuner
    • Ability to play all basic guitar chords: G / D / A / E / C / F / Am / Em / Dm
    • Picks: 2 methods will be taught using both
      • 1 thumb pick and 1 finger pick together 
      • 1 pick (your choice of thumb or flat pick)

This class is appropriate for intermediate to advanced guitar players.