Bluegrass for the Curious Guitarist
What you'll learn
- 10 popular bluegrass songs.
- Bluegrass-style chord strumming.
- All guitar basics.
- Bluegrass lead melodies (tabs).
- Solo over any bluegrass song.
- Bluegrass rhythm guitar.
- Bluegrass lead guitar.
- Play solo or with friends.
- This course is for everyone - including complete beginners.
- You only need a guitar - any kind of guitar with six strings.
Welcome to Bluegrass for the Curious Guitarist! This is a complete bluegrass guitar course for all levels to get you playing & jamming real bluegrass guitar.
This course is in two sections: Bluegrass Guitar Basics & Songs.
In Bluegrass Guitar Basics, we'll get you up to speed with your basic skills such as reading tabs, basic chords, basic strum patterns, open scale shapes, solo techniques, jam etiquette, & bluegrass history.
You don't need to read music - or even learn how to - for this course. Everything in this course is in tab form. (There is a lesson on how to read standard music notation, but it's not a requirement for this course.)
Any kind of six-string guitar will work well for this course - electric, acoustic, or classical guitar.
Every lesson video has PDFs attachments. Download these, print these, & keep these. Each song in the Songs section has two PDFs - one with the melody & chords, the other with just the chords. Be sure to get all the PDFs.
The Songs section has 10 of the most commonly played bluegrass songs. I'll play through each song for you, chord at a time, strum at a time, and note at a time. I'll show you a few methods for playing the chords & melody, then I'll teach you how to jam (solo) over the chord changes.
By the end of this course, you'll be playing real bluegrass guitar. You'll be ready to jam with other bluegrassers for fun or performance. You'll have every tool you need to learn any bluegrass song you want.
I'm glad you're here - let's begin.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn bluegrass guitar.
- Advanced & intermediate guitarists.
- Bluegrass guitarists of all levels who love bluegrass, old-timey, traditional, or folk music.
Hi, I'm Dan Dresnok - I’m your guitar teacher. I've been teaching guitar lessons for over 30 years and I've taught over 50,000 students both online & in-person. I want you to know everything that I know about guitar & music.
I’ve worked as a session guitarist for recording studios, performed countless times, & moderated over 100 group guitar clinics. I’ve written several guitar method books & created over a dozen online guitar courses.
I specialize in jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock, music & guitar theory.