Kenny Kosek continues his in-depth breakdown of the techniques that will help you become an accomplished bluegrass and country fiddler. You'll learn to play several well-known traditional tunes, then dress them up by adding slides, blues notes, double-stop harmonies, rhythmic patterns and other essential musical elements.
Kenny teaches licks and solos in the styles of Benny Martin, Chubby Wise and other fiddle greats, as well as percussive bowing techniques, triplets, advanced harmonies and country-western style turnarounds, rolls and drones. Before long you'll be playing bluegrass favorites Dixon County Blues, Pig in a Pen, Sally Goodin and Roll in my Sweet Baby's Arms, complete with variations and fancy endings. Finally, you'll learn the most famous showstopper in bluegrass, Orange Blossom Special, with its distinctive shuffle bowing and melodic improvisations.
This video, with its split screens and unique over-the-shoulder camera angles, will get you ready to jam with friends or start playing in a bluegrass band. It's the perfect lesson for those who already know the basics, or have completed Kenny Kosek's "Learning Bluegrass Fiddle 1."