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As we approach the holiday season, we are thrilled to bring out a classic American tale; Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. This is an example of a ragtime fingerpicking progression acting as the background for a long story. This style of talking blues is frequently credited to Arlo's dad, Woody Guthrie. The lesson goes over a slightly simplified arrangement as well as one that addresses more complex ornamentation and variation.