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Essential Flatpicking Tunes

Live Guitar Course: Must-Know Flatpicking Tunes

You're heading off to a Bluegrass or Flatpicking jam with your buddies, when suddenly a thought hits you: do I know enough songs to really play along? This entire course is dedicated towards ensuring that you know enough to hold your own in almost any jam.

Essential Flatpicking Tunes

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Course available for instant access with guided practice, tabs, and JamTracks where needed.

  • Hone Flatpicking Technique
  • Learn Common Songs
  • Rhythm Playing Tips
  • Lead Playing Tips
  • Be Ready to Jam
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Essential Flatpicking Tunes 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.

Guided Practice

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

01/31/2018 at 6pm

Auld Lang Syne

Learn the melody and chord changes and expand to arrangement ideas and solos for this classic song.

Week 2

02/07/2018 at 6pm

Jesse James

This week we will learn the melody and chord changes for the classic song Jesse James. Tyler will also talk about arrangement ideas and solos.

Week 3

02/14/2018 at 6pm

Camptown Races

We will explore the classic song “Camptown Races.” Chord Changes, melody, arrangements and solo ideas will all be covered.

Week 4

02/19/2018 at 8pm

Yellow Rose of Texas

This week we will cover the rhythm section of “Yellow Rose of Texas.” This is a must-know for any flatpicker.

Week 5

02/28/2018 at 6pm

Down Yonder

The rhythm section of “Down Yonder” is a sound to behold. This week we cover it in detail.

Week 6

03/06/2018 at 4pm

Worried Man Blues

Don’t worry; in this weeks lesson we will have you playing “Worried Man Blues” in no time!

Week 7

03/14/2018 at 6pm

Turkey in the Straw

We will devour the rhythm to "Turkey in the Straw" in this week's lesson.

Week 8

03/21/2018 at 6pm

John Henry

Tyler covers the classic song John Henry in all of its' flatpicking glory!

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