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.
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Starting with History, Nick will cover many aspects of Bluegrass techniques, the role of Bluegrass instruments, then move into some great Bluegrass songs.Begin the Course
Nick Amodeo introduces the Bluegrass Series and explains what to expect in the following lessons.
Nick discusses the history of bluegrass and the influence it has had on other styles of music.
Nick explains the musical role that each instrument plays in a bluegrass band.
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.
Welcome to a right hand "boot camp" with Nick Amodeo! In this lesson, Nick demonstrates several picking and strumming exercises that will whip your right hand into shape.
Nick Amodeo continues his discussion of picking technique in this installment of right hand "boot camp."
Nick presents several exercises that develop string skipping and crosspicking technique.
Nick covers some exercises and scales that develop left hand technique.
Nick explains how to play various slurs such as slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Also included are some common bluegrass licks that utilize these techniques.
Nick covers some basic bluegrass strumming patterns.
Nick covers some of the most commonly used scale patterns in bluegrass.
Nick applies fundamental guitar techniques from previous lessons to the song "Nine Pound Hammer."
Nick demonstrates his interpretation of "Texas Gales." You might say this one will blow you away!
Nick teaches the song "Home Sweet Home" and uses it to demonstrate cross picking techniques. Nick also covers the chords, and a chord with melody version to correspond with a picked version he has created.
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Very good explanations Thanks mike
Diggin' it, buuddy!!!
I enjoy the teaching. Clear and concise. I have trouble at times improvising bluegrass solos, but I was able to learn this quickly and can now apply the licks and scale play to other melodies to make new melodic solos. Thanks!
Looking forward to learn more as a newbie to Bluegrass!! Thanks for excellent intro & history...lays a good foundation for me anyways. :-) Bear