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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.
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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.
Nick Amodeo introduces the Bluegrass Series and explains what to expect in the following lessons.Length: 2:27 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Nick discusses the history of bluegrass and the influence it has had on other styles of music.Length: 27:44 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Nick explains the musical role that each instrument plays in a bluegrass band.Length: 17:01 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.Length: 19:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Free Sample Lesson
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.Length: 24:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Nick Amodeo continues his discussion of picking technique in this installment of right hand "boot camp."Length: 24:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Nick presents several exercises that develop string skipping and crosspicking technique.Length: 23:35 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Nick covers some exercises and scales that develop left hand technique.Length: 33:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
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.Length: 30:54 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Nick covers some basic bluegrass strumming patterns.Length: 12:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Nick covers some of the most commonly used scale patterns in bluegrass.Length: 31:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Nick applies fundamental guitar techniques from previous lessons to the song "Nine Pound Hammer."Length: 31:39 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Nick demonstrates his interpretation of "Texas Gales." You might say this one will blow you away!Length: 38:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
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.Length: 57:24 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only