MOLLY TUTTLE
Guitar Techniques|December 2021
Stuart Ryan shows you the blistering picking of US bluegrass sensation Molly Tuttle, and explains the secrets to her incredible ‘crosspicking’ style.
Stuart Ryan

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Info Key: G Major Tempo: 108bpm CD: TRACK 55

Will improve your

Open position playing

Bluegrass crosspicking

Relaxing the picking-hand wrist

TRACK RECORD There is a long lineage of Bluegrass crosspicking masters you can learn from. Try Tony Rice’s Acoustics album or any of Molly Tuttle’s offerings. Some people just can’t get on with the bluegrass style of singing, and if this is you then all instrumental albums are a better choice – try Bryan Sutton’s Bluegrass Guitar, or mandolin player Chris Thile’s Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

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