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A sub-genre of country music which blends improvising with folk-like melodies. Pioneered by Bill Monroe in the 1930s in the "bluegrass" state. Nick will present flatpick techniques.
Nick Amodeo introduces the Bluegrass Series and explains what to expect in the following...Length: 2:27
Nick discusses the history of bluegrass and the influence it has had on other styles of...Length: 27:44
Nick explains the musical role that each instrument plays in a bluegrass band.Length: 17:01
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.View This Full Lesson!
Welcome to a right hand "boot camp" with Nick Amodeo! In this lesson, Nick demonstrates...Length: 24:48
Nick Amodeo continues his discussion of picking technique in this installment of right...Length: 24:33
Nick presents several exercises that develop string skipping and crosspicking technique.Length: 23:35
Nick covers some exercises and scales that develop left hand technique.Length: 33:15
Nick explains how to play various slurs such as slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Also...Length: 30:54
Nick covers some basic bluegrass strumming patterns.Length: 12:23
Nick covers some of the most commonly used scale patterns in bluegrass.Length: 31:45
Nick applies fundamental guitar techniques from previous lessons to the song "Nine Pound...Length: 31:39
Nick demonstrates his interpretation of "Texas Gales." You might say this one will blow...Length: 38:30
Nick teaches the song "Home Sweet Home" and uses it to demonstrate cross picking techniques....Length: 57:24