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Learning Campfire Songs

Skill Building Guitar Course from Tyler Grant

This course will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge you need to whip out your guitar this summer.

21 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Whether your goal is to play around the campfire, serenade your sweetheart or attend a backyard bluegrass jam, we can help. The knowledge found within will unlock chords, progressions and strumming patterns that will quite literally allow you to play thousands of songs. In addition, you'll get the confidence and charisma you need to pull it all off.

1

Learning Campfire Songs Intro

Tyler gives a quick description of the course, who it's for, and what you can expect to learn.

1:47 Runtime

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2

Strumming Primary Chords in D #1

Tyler explores the primary chords in the key of D and the shows how to use them in playing the old tune “Michael Row The Boat Ashore.”

14:19 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Primary Chords in D #2

Tyler shows some other patterns using the D primary chords, and gives you some ideas for songs you could learn with these patterns.

10:37 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Strumming Other Common Chords in D

Tyler shows you some other chord progressions in D using a few new chords, and gives you a few ideas for songs that use these progressions.

8:35 Runtime

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5

Fingerpicking over a D progression

Tyler covers the basics of fingerpicking in D.

12:34 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Primary Chords in G #1

Tyler shows you some of the common chords in G and then uses them to show you the old standard tune “Down by the Riverside.”

13:54 Runtime

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Strumming Primary Chords in G #2

Tyler shows you more chord patterns using the primary chords of G and gives you some leads on songs to try with these patterns.

9:01 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Other Common Chords in G

Tyler Shows you more common chords used in the key of G and gives examples of songs that use these chords.

10:24 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Fingerpicking over a G Progression

Tyler shows us some fingerpicking patterns for G progressions and then suggestsa few songs to try with these patterns.

6:42 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

10

Introducing the 3minor Chord in G

Tyler shows us some patterns using the 3 minor in G.

7:56 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Primary Chords in C

Tyler goes over common chords in the key of C and uses them to teach the old standard "Old Folks at Home."

10:12 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Combinations of Primary Chords in C

Tyler shows some more common chords in the key of C and recommends more songs to try using them.

8:56 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

13

Strumming Other Common Chords in C

Tyler shows you more common chords in the key of C and lists some more songs that use with them.

8:37 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

14

Fingerpicking over Common Progressions in C

Tyler shows a few common fingerpicking patterns and progressions in the key of C and gives some ideas for more songs you can try these progressions out with.

15:14 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Primary Chords in A #1

Tyler shows us the primary chords in the key of A and then uses them to teach the old standard tune "When the Saints go Marching In."

11:17 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Strumming Primary Chords in A #2

Tyler goes over more primary chord patterns in A and mentions some songs these patterns can be used to play.

6:27 Runtime

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Strumming Other Chords in A

Tyler shows us more chords in the key of A and names more songs we can play with them.

9:27 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Fingerpicking in A

Tyler shows you some finger picking patterns in the key of A.

8:43 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

19

Primary Chords in E

Tyler shows us some common chords in the key of E and teaches the old standard "In the Sweet By and By."

5:24 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

20

Other Useful Chords in E

Tyler shows more common E patterns and names some songs that go with them.

7:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

21

Major Scale Chord Pattern and Transposing

Tyler shows us how to transpose songs using the common chords we have already learned and a capo to change the neck position of the fretting hand.

13:13 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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  • Playing since 1980
  • 75 lessons at JamPlay
Tyler Grant brings his Flatpicking expertise to JamPlay!

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.

National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical expertise. He is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with two solo albums and an impressive resume as a session musician, bandleader and sideman. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, John Oates, Steve Kaufman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Tyler showcases his powerful and original style of Flatpicking on his latest CD release, Up the Neck. His current band project, The Grant Farm, is taking root and growing fast.

Tyler graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. After moving to Nashville from Southern California in 2003 he joined Adrienne Young’s band and toured with her for nearly two years, acting as musical director and playing on her acclaimed CDs Plow the End of the Row and The Art of Virtue. In 2004 he joined Casey and Chris Henry and the Two-Stringers. In the fall of 2004 he toured China with Abigail Washburn and Friends and appeared on her Song of the Traveling Daughter CD. During the first half of 2005 he toured with phenomenal Canadian fiddler April Verch. Tyler revealed his talents as a singer and songwriter with his first solo album, In The Light, released in June 2006 on FGM Records.

From 2005 through 2010 Tyler made hundreds of appearances across the country as a member of the Drew Emmitt Band and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, featuring the frontmen from two of the world’s most popular jambands: Leftover Salmon and the String Cheese Incident. Tyler played on Long Road, the latest acclaimed Drew Emmitt release, which reached #1 on the Jam Band chart, and New Country Blues, the outstanding current release by the Emmitt/Nershi Band. In 2011 Tyler will focus his attention on solo dates, acoustic duet acts with Andy Thorn and Benny Galloway, and his latest band, The Grant Farm.

Tyler took first place honors at the Rockygrass guitar contest in 2003, the Wayne Henderson festival contest in 2005, the 2008 New England Flatpicking Championship, the 2009 Doc Watson Guitar Championship at Merlefest and became the National Flatpicking Champion for placing first at Winfield in 2008. He has been an instructor at CalArts, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Rockygrass Academy, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week and Grand Targhee Music Camp. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He lives in Lyons, Colorado, where he writes music, enjoys the outdoors, teaches lessons and records for Grant Central Records.
Reviews & Feedback 93/100 with 57 ratings
CarolK

All the above. Thanks!

EdSilva

Good for beginners

doomi3

very good

coffee_brake

I hope y'all paid Tyler well, that was a great lesson.

HeyerLifeForm

Really appreciated the background and attention to details.

LSCalgary

Tyler Grant's teaching style is great! I learned so much from his simple way of explaining the different chords in the keys and also the fingerstyle technique. I just wanted to give him a KUDOS!!