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Angeline the Baker

Lesson ID: A0145

Angeline the Baker“, also known as “Angelina Baker”, is an old traditional song that was written by Stephen Foster and published in 1850. Foster was one of the first commercial pop composers and he wrote “Angelina Baker” for a group called Christy Minstrels. Since 1850, this song has been recorded by several artists and it’s become a standard for country and bluegrass jams. In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn two flatpicking breaks for “Angeline the Baker” along with tips for playing the rhythm guitar part.

Lesson Overview

Arrangement 1

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Lesson Breakdown

Arrangement 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Lesson Breakdown

Chord Progression

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Backing Track

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Noah
Noah(@noah)
4 years ago

Great one!!

flatpik tom
flatpik tom(@tomlee1958hotmail-com)
4 years ago

This is just awesome!!!! Love that dropped d tuning.

Martin
Martin(@martinfan)
4 years ago

This lesson is worth your membership fee alone. Very nice, Devin!

emmanuel.ouellet
emmanuel.ouellet(@emmanuel-ouellethotmail-com)
4 years ago

Excellent lesson! May I suggest a lesson on the song ‘Turkey In The Straw’? Would be great!

Carl
Carl(@carl)
4 years ago

I really love the style you added to this song. fantastic arrangements and instruction. I told one of my guitar playing friends about your website yesterday. I think he will be joining up soon. Keep up the good work!

Mark
Mark (@guest_1268)
4 years ago

One of my favorites!

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
4 years ago

I am going to dig into this lesson today!

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
4 years ago

nice! i suppose i can’t save the pdf tab file to my computer but i suppose i can just learn it while here!

Terry
Terry(@terry)
4 years ago

Really nice lesson! I hear this song a lot and your arrangement is one of the best,, the drop D adds a nice layer.

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
4 years ago

Fun AND VERY REWARDING,,MELODIC,, i CAN’T SING but I can understand what you mean humming along

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
4 years ago
Reply to  Devin

take your time Devin ..I know even the slow Beaumont rag intermediate is more than a enough for me ,, I been trying in between these lessons some free sample versions on youtube but it is really all going to take me time .. this is a great lesson for me.. I finally got it rolling almost good as you or close enough…been taking breaks between but it is finally sticking !

mikepyburnsr
mikepyburnsr(@mikepyburnsrcfl-rr-com)
4 years ago

RED HAIRED BOY and ANGELINE THE BAKER, are full of 1/8, 1/16, slides and pull offs, just the type of songs I can handle as a beginner cross picker. Not so fast that I can’t play it and still enjoy the tune. I don’t know the Bluegrass song library so I can’t request anything in particular, but if you can come up with similar Bluegrass songs I know it would help me tremendously in my journey to play Bluegrass.

Tim
Tim(@tim)
4 years ago

NICE SOUND! Going to get into this now. This lesson and your version of East Tennessee Blues are instant favorites. Thanks Devin!

Justin
Justin(@infoyounggloves-co-uk)
3 years ago

One great song.
Check this version by English Band Sam Kelly and the Lost boys.
They are from Bristol, just heard them on the radio.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ufSgYU3M_24&index=1&list=RDufSgYU3M_24

naskorhan
naskorhan(@naskorhanlive-com)
3 years ago

Great lesson.

Jocelyn Beauregard
Jocelyn Beauregard(@jocelyn)
3 years ago

Gréât job Devin…two thumbs up!

Kate
Kate(@kate)
2 years ago

gorgeous version of Angeline The Baker played by Kenny Smith:
https://youtu.be/3ORE0FDcB_0

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
2 years ago

Devin trying to make sense of the picking pattern and wondering how critical it is to follow your down – up selection. I can’t seem to find an order to it? Random or pure personal choice?

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
2 years ago

What is The strum pattern on your back up?

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

When I first tried this it was beyond my skills but after practicing Wheel Hoss in the style of David Grier, I came back to it and found the building block to bye start learning one of my fav.s. CGO brilliant in providing the steps to confidence !