Soloing and Improvisation
Learn to play a variety of fabulous tunes as you master essential playing techniques! The late Stacy Phillips provides detailed instruction on the use of picks, the bar, hammer-ons, pull-offs, right-hand rolls and a variety of chord positions. His in-depth examination of major scale patterns, applicable to almost any song, allows you to create your own melodies, licks, improvisations and solos. Stacy shows you how, starting with the old-time classic Little Rosewood Casket.
The traditional blues Trouble in Mind gets you into blues notes, licks and scales. Stacy shows you how these blues techniques apply to many bluegrass tunes, including Buck Graves' Foggy Mountain Rock.
Nine Pound Hammer, taught in G, A and Bb, illustrates how various keys inspire different licks. Here Stacy features a series of dynamic solos, complete with a multitude of playing ideas. Dixie Hoedown, a real showpiece, integrates all you've learned so far with contemporary break-down style licks.
This intermediate-level lesson in resonator guitar will have you picking better than you ever dreamed you could!