First you get the incomparable Bryan Sutton!
This extraordinary DVD lesson is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his "tricks of the trade" to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship.
Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and passes along tips on how to keep your picking hand and arm tension-free and your fretting hand supple and quick. He provides drills and exercises, teaching an arsenal of licks, bends, double stops, slides and other devices that will help you build powerful and memorable solos.
In a special section on rhythm playing, Bryan plays backup to Cody Kilby's lead solos and shows how, by varying his chords and bass runs, he builds a groove and enhances the tune. He breaks down, in detail, famous bluegrass jam session tunes - Daley's Reel, Texas Gales, Wild Bill Jones
and Beaumont Rag
- each of which shows a different aspect of the flatpick experience.
"Once your technique and fundamentals are down you can just play and let the ideas take over." -- Bryan
Bryan takes the student through pitfalls and problems to techniques that will help your playing be tension-free. His emphasis is on relaxed playing that will improve tone. But he doesn't just say, "Play with a lot of tone." He shows you how to get there through exercises and techniques.
Then renowned flatpicker Russ Barenberg will help you play like the pros!
Get more out of your guitar playing! Here's an intensive course designed to help you achieve good tone production, keep solid time, understand accenting and articulation, improvise freely and creatively and more. Russ covers hammers and pulls, melodic ornamentation, slides, variations, vibrato, damping, syncopation, practice techniques, dynamics, fingering, composing solos and other techniques that will add style and musicality to your playing! In addition, you'll learn to play a variety of great tunes, including For J.L., Old Joe Clark, Dominion Reel, Prince Charlie, variations on Oh! Susannah
, and Cowboy Calypso