Learn to play in the Key of G on any Bluegrass Instrument
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Learn to play in the Key of G on any Bluegrass Instrument

Chuck Millar, Multi award winning guitarist, mandolin and fiddle player - 50,000+ Students
4.4 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
545 students enrolled
Created by Lesson Pros
Last updated 8/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to understand how to improvise in the Key of G on any instrument
  • Easy step by step instructional guide to unlock the secrets of bluegrass improvisation.
  • By the end of the course you will be able to improvise at different speeds in the key of G on instruments such as guitar, mandolin, fiddle, melodic banjo, bass, dobro, and others instruments such as harmonica, ukulele plus many more.
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Requirements
  • You can be a beginner, intermediate or advanced player
  • You will need an instrument
  • Practice is key - the more you practice the better you will be
Description

This course is designed to help you improvise on any instrument in the Key of G.  We use bluegrass as a sample for the music and a mandolin for teaching, however you can apply this to many different musical genres (like Rock, Blues, Jazz, Etc) and what ever instrument you use. 

By the end of the course you should be able to play on the fly in the Key of G on any instrument.  

Also you should be able to increase your speed by playing along with 14 backing tracks from 50 Bpm to 180 Bpm.  

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner to advanced players
  • For students wanting to get better at improvisation and play better bluegrass
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
02:18:18
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How to improvise in the Key of G on any Bluegrass Instrument Introduction
1 Lecture 01:18
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Examples
22 Lectures 48:40
Introduction to the G Scale
04:19


Example: G Scale
01:04

Bi linear playing
03:20

Example: G Scale with Bi Linear playing
01:00

Mixing up your Rhythm while playing Bi Linearly
01:53



Understanding the Tonic, and Musical Phrases
03:29

Fun with Intervals
02:04


Scale Based Arpeggios
03:04

Example: Scale Based Arpeggios
06:13

7 Mixing it Up
03:50

Example: Mix it up - Play Everything
01:10

G Major Pentatonic Scale - Getting rid of 4 and 7
01:19



G Major Pentatonic - Getting rid of 2 and 6
01:52

Example: G Major Pentatonic - Eliminating 2 and 6 with backing track
01:38

G Minor Pentatonic Scale
02:19

G Minor Pentatonic Scale Example
01:19
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Bluegrass Backing Tracks Key of G 50 BPM to 180 BPM
14 Lectures 01:28:20
50 BPM Bluegrass Backing Tracks Key of G
06:15

60 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
05:13

70 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
05:51

80 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:20

90 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:41

100 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:59

110 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:20

120 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
05:49

130 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:51

140 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:21

150 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:35

160 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:10

170 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:22

180 BPM Bluegrass Backing Track Key of G
06:33
About the Instructor
Lesson Pros
4.8 Average rating
86 Reviews
5,642 Students
14 Courses
Award Winning Musicians & Instructors, 50,000+ students

Chuck and Sandi Millar, Founders of Lesson Pros, started as performing artists, playing all over the United States at festivals, private & corporate parties, coffee houses & theaters. Being played on radio stations all around the world, their success has won them a place in the hearts of millions. They have been featured in numerous newspapers articles, television (WCCO 4), and magazines. 

They have won many competitions for their music, including Chuck’s countless 1st place titles in fiddling and trick fiddling, Chuck and Sandi's band No Grass Limit have won countless awards, here are some of the most recent ones: Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year - Sandi Millar, Bluegrass Album of the Year -“Originals” – No Grass Limit – Universe Unlimited, Guitar Performer of the Year - Clint Birtzer (Guitar Player for NGL), Mandolin Performer of the Year - Chuck Millar, Bluegrass Band of the Year (Contemporary) - No Grass Limit and Vocal Group of the Year - No Grass Limit.

After spending most of their lives on the concert stage, Chuck and Sandi felt a strong need to give back to musicians of all ages. In 2002, they came up with an idea to start a music lesson program. Chuck’s multi-instrumental talent and experience teaching, and Sandi’s innate business sense made them a perfect fit to create a wonderful music lesson program. The result was Lesson Pros a group of teachers offering private and group music lessons to students of all ages and abilities at the Lesson Pros studios, online and through Community Education & Churches. Lesson Pros has helped more than 50,000 students between the ages 4 to 98 find and nurture their musical talent to date.