Bryan introduces and breaks down the American folk classic Wildwood Flower, made popular by the Carter family. He demonstrates with a performance at 70 beats per minute. Walking bass, picking patterns, boom chuck, hammer-ons and pull-offs are all used thr
- I've got a Carter family classic here,…a standard for guitar players all over the world,…The Wildwood Flower, for the basic curriculum here.…I'll play it at 70 beats a minute,…and then we'll talk through a couple things to look for.…One, two, three.…(acoustic guitar music with metronome)…Repeat.…
All right, great old number here.…What I'm doing here in this basic version,…to sort of bring it around to a lot of the things…we've talked about in the basic curriculum,…with the boom chuck rhythm, the picking pattern,…some walking bass, hammer-ons and pull-offs.…We're going to use a lot of that here.…Even though this is a, you know, a fairly simple tune,…we can sort of bring it back into this idea…of good bluegrass technique, and think about…how we're playing it, and what we're playing.…So I'll just sort of talk through the tab here.…
Sort of got an alternating way…of playing melody and strumming at the same time,…sort of, so this is kind of a solo piece.…So that's kind of your first phrase,…and some things to look through there,…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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