Learn how to play bluegrass guitar with Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton. Course 2 covers major and pentatonic scales, walking bass, and hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.
(light bluegrass music) - Here in course two we're going to continue looking into the fundamentals of flat picking with a little closer look at the fretting hand. We're going to look at building strength and fingerboard awareness through some scales. We're going to look at expanding what we can do with rhythm guitar through walking base as a result of that scale knowledge. Also look at some of the more expressive sounds that we can get using hammer ons, pull offs, and slides.
Also sounding more efficient as a result of those three things. Look at using a capo and things like that. So also, I like breaking things down like I say, but we always put everything back together into actually playing songs and trying to make these songs sound as fluid, as musical, as expressive as possible. So have fun with course two.
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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