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Bluegrass Basics

Live Guitar Course: Live Course: Bluegrass Basics

Bluegrass music is filled with guitar that is fast, melodic, fun and requires an excellent understanding of technique; that doesn't mean it has to be hard to learn, though! With this 7 week, step-by-step course, players of all skill levels will be able to hone their technique and gain a true understanding of how rhythm and lead play into the genre. It won't be boring either, each week features real music to play, as well as fun homework to practice between sessions. Follow this course to the end and you'll be able to showoff your new technique, play several songs and be ready for your first Bluegrass jam!

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Bluegrass Basics Guitar Course

About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

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Download guided practice videos to accompany your practice routine. Keep them for life regardless of your membership status. Just a simple, effective and purpose-driven way to learn the material.

Filmed in 4k

In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams!

Tabs & Tracks

Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

Interact Live

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Week 1

01/05/2016 at 8pm

Intro to Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

A solid rhythm is the cornerstone for any Bluegrass player. This week Tyler talks about common chords in Bluegrass, introduces the Boom-Strum, and guides you through both a song and a tune and explains the difference.

Week 2

01/12/2016 at 7pm

Intro to Melody and Lead Breaks

When thinking of Bluegrass guitar, many think of blazing flatpicking leads. This week Tyler starts you on your first steps down this path. He introduces the major scale, talks about playing simple melodies by ear, and shows how to play the melody portions from last weeks song and tune.

Week 3

01/26/2016 at 8pm

Jamming and Soloing over Bluegrass Songs

This week is all about jamming and soloing! Tyler Grant will introduce the pentatonic and blues scale, teach four common licks, and then demonstrate a lead guitar solo in the context of a song.

Week 4

02/02/2016 at 8pm

Jamming and Soloing over Bluegrass Tunes

Tyler talks all about soloing over a Bluegrass tunes. Remember, in the context of Bluegrass, a song and a tune can be considered different things.

Week 5

02/09/2016 at 8pm

Return to Rhythm Guitar

Tyler returns to the world of rhythm guitar. This time around he shows the power of the bass note and demonstrates how it can be used to add variety, and even melody, to a song.

Week 6

02/16/2016 at 8pm

Bluegrass Strum Patterns

Tyler talks about common strum patterns in the Bluegrass genre.

Week 7

02/23/2016 at 8pm

A New Tune

It's time to learn another Bluegrass tune. This one is more difficult and incorporates many of the skills from the previous sessions.

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