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Chet Atkins

    Chet Atkins is the best known, most influential and versatile fingerstyle guitarist of all times! Volumes have been written about him and his accolades are numerous. The following summary is by no means complete.

    Born in Tennessee in 1924, Chet Atkins grew up on a farm surrounded by musical relatives. He picked up mandolin, fiddle, and guitar very early in life. At the age of 18, Chet landed a job as staff guitarist at Knoxville powerhouse KNOX radio. In 1946, after marrying Leona Johnson, Chet worked briefly in Nashville with Red Foley at the Grand Ole Opry.

    After several other short-lived jobs in various cities, Atkins returned in 1948 to Knoxville to work with Homer and Jethro. This was followed by associations with The Carter Family and Fred Rose. Chet quickly became one of Nashville's most respected session musicians.

    By 1953, Chet Atkins was doing a lot of session work for RCA. In 1954 Chet's first LP, "Gallopin' Guitar", was released and that same year he was given his own radio show on WSM. The following year, Gretsch invited Atkins to design his own signature guitar.

    In 1957, RCA opened its own stand-alone recording studio in Nashville and put Chet Atkins in charge of finding talent as well as producing and playing on records. He stayed in this position through the '60s while also recording many of his own albums. After helping create many hits for others, Atkins finally had his own Top-Five single in 1965 with "Yakety Axe."

    In the 1970's, Chet relaxed his duties with RCA and focused on developing musical relationships. Through the rest of his life Chet collaborated with a number of well-known players including Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Les Paul, Mark Knopfler, and Lenny Breau among others.

    Chet left RCA and signed with Columbia in 1982. In 1997, diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, Chet underwent surgery. Thereafter, he would only play with friends on occasion or make brief, non-playing public appearances at local events. Chet Atkins passed away on June 30, 2001. He will be sorely missed by all.

Chet Atkins - Get Started On Guitar - Book and DVD
Chet Atkins teaches you all the guitar basics including tips on tuning, changing chords and fingerpicking plus you'll have fun learning to play "Yesterday, Jambalaya, Country Roads, New Guitar Blues, In Tunisia, On Top Of Old Smokey, Playing For Scale, Greensleeves, Pickin Produce, A Quick Picker, Yankee Doodle Dixie". For each song you'll learn the chords, the melody, plus some of Chet's hottest licks - all carefully explained. Split-screen close-ups let you see exactly how each phrase is played!
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $26.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $21.95

Chet Atkins - The Guitar Of Chet Atkins - DVD
In this outstanding instructional DVD, Chet Atkins ( Mr. Guitar ) performs and teaches in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his unique solo guitar fingerstyle arrangements! Split-screen techniques allow you to carefully study both his left and right hand techniques and fingerings. Here is your chance to study with and learn from the most versatile fingerstyle guitarist in history! Songs include: "Maybelle, Petite Waltz, Happy Again, When You Wish Upon A Star, Londonderry Aire (Danny Boy), Young Thing, Bye Bye Blackbird, Mr. Bojangles and Lover Come Back".
(84 min) Booklet included......................................................Price - $29.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $23.95

 Chet Atkins Plays "Mr. Bojangles"

Chet Atkins - Pickin' Like Chet - Vol 1 - 2 DVD Set
Chet Atkins was a true master of the guitar. One of his greatest skills was his uncanny ability to discover songs that would "work" as fingerstyle arrangements and then use his musical genius to turn them into superb guitar masterpieces. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Pat Kirtley has assembled a unique collection of favorites from Chet's "Golden Era" and teaches you all the secrets of how to play them as well as how to duplicate the sound of the original recordings in this exciting DVD set! Pat carefully dissects each and every song and then puts them back together - step by step - so that you not only learn how to play them, but also get a sense of the feel and history of each unique solo guitar piece. Split-screen viewing allows you to study both the left and right hands in great detail. Tunes include: "Hidden Charm, Mystery Train, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, St. Louis Blues, Oh By Jingo, Chinatown My Chinatown".
(173 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $39.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $31.95

 "Hidden Charm" As Played By Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins - Pickin' Like Chet - Vol 2 - 2 DVD Set
Chet Atkins was a true master of the guitar. One of his greatest skills was his uncanny ability to discover songs that would "work" as fingerstyle arrangements and then use his musical genius to turn them into superb guitar masterpieces. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Pat Kirtley has assembled a unique collection of favorites from Chet's "Golden Era" and teaches you all the secrets of how to play them as well as how to duplicate the sound of the original recordings in this exciting DVD set! Pat carefully dissects each and every song and then puts them back together - step by step - so that you not only learn how to play them, but also get a sense of the feel and history of each unique solo guitar piece. Split-screen viewing allows you to study both the left and right hands in great detail. Tunes include: "Alice Blue Gown, Down Home, Drive In, Makin' Believe, Rose Ann, Say Si Si, Side by Side, Somebody's Knockin' The Poor People of Paris, Trambone, Villa". Bonus performance by Chet for the following songs: "Makin' Believe, Say Si Si, Side by Side, The Poor People of Paris, Villa".
(122 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $39.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $31.95

 "Down Home" As Played By Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins - Guitar Thumb Picking, Musicianship & Technique - DVD
The legendary Chet Atkins conferred the title "C.G.P." (Country Guitar Picker) on his close friend and Nashville pickin' buddy Steve Wariner. On this highly detailed instructional DVD lesson, Steve pays tribute to his mentor teaching ear-catching compositions and arrangements which demonstrate important elements of Chet's guitar styles and techniques! Songs include: "John Henry, Leaving Luttrell, I'm Already Taken, Holes In The Floor Of Heaven, Two Tear Drops and Reeding Out Loud (a special tribute tune for Jerry Reed)". Printable PDF file on DVD includes notation and tab!
(90 min)..................................................................................Price - $29.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $23.95

Chet Atkins - In Three Dimensions: 50 Years Of Legendary Guitar - Vol 1 - Book
This book presents 22 of Chet's greatest pieces (19 solos and 3 duets). It includes rare photographs, great music and interviews from the people who loved him the most, such as Chet's daughter Merle Atkins Russel, Jerry Reed, Eddy Arnold, Harry Warner and Vince Gill. Songs include: "Caravan, Black Mountain Rag, Minuet (J.S. Bach), Heartaches, Streets of Laredo, Lagrima, Take Five, Going Home, Music to Watch Girls By, Avalon, Minute Waltz, Mainstreet Breakdown, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Drive In, Jerry's Breakdown, Choro da Saudade, Recuerdos de La Alhambra, When You Wish Upon a Star, Oh By Jingo, Nashtown Ville, La Vie en Rose, Vincent (Starry Starry Night).
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $39.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $31.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Vincent"

Chet Atkins - In Three Dimensions: 50 Years Of Legendary Guitar - Vol 2 - Book
Here is the much-anticipated second book in the highly acclaimed series that showcases personal insights into the life and music of "Mr. Guitar." Chet Atkins was a man of many layers: producer, record executive, friend and one of the greatest all-round guitarist in music history. This book is dedicated to the musicians and songwriters that meant so much to him. Interviews include: Dolly Parton, Steve Wariner, John D. Loudermilk, Mark Knopfler, Paul Yandell, Jerry Byrd, Janis Ian, Boots Randolph, Wayne Carson and many more of Chet's closest friends. Volume 2 provides definitive transcriptions (many for the first time) of 26 of  Chet's greatest solos and duets including: "Liza, Muskrat Ramble, Smile, Frankie and Johnny, La Madrugada (The Early Dawn), Embraceable You, Estudio Brillante, Black Mountain Rag, Flop-Eared Mule and Other Classics, Gallopin' On The Guitar, Winter Walkin', Sweet Georgia Brown, The Entertainer, Long Long Ago, Stump Water, Autumn Leaves, Levee Walking, Alice Blue Gown, Dark Eyes, Little Music Box, Rainbow, Canned Heat, Cancion del Viento (Song of The Wind), Mister Sandman" and the tour de force piece- Jerry Reed's "Lightning Rod" (a work recorded by Jerry Reed and produced by Chet Atkins). Rare photographs, loving tributes and great music are the heart of this wonderful 375 page volume - a must for all fans of the guitar!
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $49.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $39.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Mr. Sandman"

Chet Atkins - Almost Alone - Book
Songs include: "Big Foot, Waiting For Susie B, A Little Mark Musik, Jam Man, I Still Write Your Name In The Snow, Pu, Uana Hulu, Happy Again, Sweet Alla Lee, Maybelle, Mr. Bojangles, Cheek To Cheek, You Do Something To Me, Ave Maria".
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

 Chet Atkins Plays "The Stars & Stripes Forever"

Chet Atkins - Best Of Chet Atkins - Book and CD
A step-by-step breakdown of the guitar styles and techniques of  "Mr. Guitar" taught by Chad Johnson. Explore the groundbreaking styles of one of the world's most legendary guitarists - Chet Atkins! Each piece is accompanied by full performance notes and explanations and all are included in the accompanying CD. Songs include: "Big Foot, Blue Angel, Cascade, Chinatown My Chinatown, Country Gentleman, Galloping On The Guitar, A Little Mark Music, Mister Sandman, So Soft Your Goodbye, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Yakety Axe, You Do Something To Me".
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $22.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $18.95
Click To Hear Audio Samples

  Chet Atkins Plays "Country Gentleman"

Chet Atkins - Contemporary Styles - Book
Songs include: "Alisha, Avalon, Blue Angel, Cascade, Chinook Winds, Cosmic Square Dance, Imagine, Jethreaux, Knuckle Busters, Mockingbird Variations, My Song, Please Stay Tuned, Which Way Del Vecchio, Windy And Warm".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

 Chet Atkins Plays "Beatles Medley"

Chet Atkins - The Chet Atkins Guitar Method - Book and Online Audio
Contains numerous picking studies, chord etudes, and great Atkins style guitar solos. Written by Chet Atkins and Tommy Flint, this method book features transcriptions of some of Chet's finest recorded solos including: "Long, Long Ago, The Marine Hymn, Martha, Tiptoe, Our Boys Will Shine, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, The Blue Tail Fly, Bicycle Built For Two, Oh My Darling Clementine, My Mountain Home, The Wayfarin' Stranger, America The Beautiful, Old Folks At Home, Home On The Range, Red River Valley, Waltz in E Minor, March Majestic, Prelude in D Minor, Mist In The Valley, The Streets of Laredo, Smoky Mountain Lullaby, Drink To Me Only With My Eyes, Love Song, Tenting Tonight, Careless Love, Ode To Bob, Chopin's Prelude, Spanish Fandango, Just As I Am, John Henry, Me And  Merle, Wimoweh, Liebestraum, Czardas".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $24.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $19.95

 Chet Atkins Plays "Autumn Leaves"

Chet Atkins - Vintage Fingerstyle - Book
Songs include: "Arkansas Traveler, Blue Echo, Chinatown My Chinatown, The Claw, Lady Madonna, Lover Come Back To Me, My Little Waltz, Oh By Jingo Oh By Gee You're the Only Girl For Me, Slinkey, Trambone, When You Wish Upon a Star, Wobegon (The Way It Used To Be), Yankee Doodle Dixie".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Arkansas Traveler"

Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler - Neck And Neck - Book
Songs include "I'll See You In My Dreams, Just One Time, The Next Time I'm In Town, Poor Boy Blues, So Soft Your Goodbye, Sweet Dreams, Tahitian Skies, Tears, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Yakety Axe".
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Yakety Axe"

Chet Atkins - Off The Record - Book
Songs include: "I'll Say She Does, Me And Merle, Yankee Doodle Dixie, Mr. Bojangles, Walk Don't Run, Wheels, The Odd Folks of Okracoke, Yellow Bird, Windy and Warm, Just As I Am, John Henry, Spanish Fandango, Wimoweh, Liebestraum, Czardas".
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Yellow Bird"

Chet Atkins - Plays Back Home Hymns - Book
Songs include: "Take My Hand Precious Lord,  Amazing Grace, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, In The Garden, When They Ring The Golden Bells, Just As I Am, Further Along, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, The Old Rugged Cross, Lonesome Valley, God Be With You, Were You There".
Notation and tab....................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

 Chet Atkins Plays "Humoresque"

Chet Atkins - Guitar Play Along - Book and Online Audio
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the online audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The online audio is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! This volume includes 8 songs: "Country Gentleman * Dizzy Fingers * Down Hill Drag * Galloping on The Guitar * Mr. Bojangles * Mister Sandman * Trambone * Yakety Axe".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $16.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $13.95
Click To Hear Audio Samples

  Chet Atkins Plays "Dizzy Fingers"

Chet Atkins - Play Like Chet Atkins - Book and Online Audio
Study the trademark songs, licks, tones and techniques that made Chet Atkins a legend! This collection book comes with a unique code that will give you access to audio files of all the music in the book online. This compilation looks at 14 of Chet Atkins' most influential solo guitar pieces including: "Alabama Jubilee, Black Mountain Rag, Blue Angel, Cannon Ball Rag, Cascade, Chinatown My Chinatown, Dizzy Strings, Down Hill Drag, The Entertainer, Galloping On The Guitar, Mister Sandman, Trambone, Windy And Warm, Yakety Axe".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $19.95 
ON SALE NOW! - $15.95

  Chet Atkins Plays "Black Mountain Rag"

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