Bryan Sutton, Russ Barenberg and David Grier get you flatpicking like a pro!
First you get the incomparable Bryan Sutton!
This extraordinary 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. 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.
Then renowned flatpicker Russ Barenberg will help you get tone, timing and musicianship into your 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.
Finally, David Grier shows you how to build powerful bluegrass guitar solos and play like the pros! Here is an award-winning guitarist's blueprint for taking a successful bluegrass solo. On this excellent lesson, David Grier outlines the wide variety of techniques necessary to establish solid flatpicking style and play hot bluegrass guitar. He takes all the elements of his dazzling style - slides, hammers, pulls, crosspicking, pick-and-fingers technique, bends, double-stops, raking and other devices - and pulls them together into outstanding solo pieces. Before long, you'll be digging into arrangements of well-known bluegrass tunes: Liberty, Bill Cheatham, Nine Pound Hammer, Engagement Waltz and The Meeting.