New Bluegrass Gospel Songbook released

Bluegrass Gospel SongbookNative Ground Music has released The Bluegrass Gospel Songbook, with words, music and chords for more than 100 gospel favorites.

In addition to the lyrics and melodies, this new volume includes histories on many of the songs, an overview of how the style developed and tips on singing these songs in a bluegrass quartet style. Suggestions are offered on how to choose the best key, and how to find the right capo position to accompany yourself on guitar.

They have sprinkled the book with dozens and dozens of old photos, and have a companion audio CD available, Old-Time Gospel Favorites, with 13 songs from the book performed in the studio.

You can find a list of songs found in this book, and several MP3 audio samples from the CD, on the Native Ground Music web site.

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