Get Started on Bluegrass and Country Guitar-A Complete Lesson for Beginners
24 95 USD

Every guitarist has to begin somewhere, and Steve Kaufman, one of the world's most experienced guitar instructors, gets you started the right way.

No previous experience is necessary. All you need is this DVD plus an instrument, a flatpick, and the desire to play.

Within minutes, Steve shows you how to tune up, hold the pick, press the strings to the fretboard and play your first chords. A short time after that you'll be strumming and picking along to traditional folk, bluegrass and country songs, including Down in the Valley, Aura Lee, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Wildwood Flower and Amazing Grace.

This lesson doesn't stop at the basics. It moves ahead quickly, introducing you to all the elements of guitar flatpicking: alternating bass patterns, single-string lead (melody) notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and more. By the time you finish working through this DVD you'll have left the "beginner" label behind and will be picking a fiddle tune (Soldier's Joy) and a traditional mountain tune (Shady Grove), and you will have the tools you need to move ahead to more advanced study!



Parts of the Guitar/the Pick

Tune Up-The Electronic Tuner

Left Hand Placement G Chord

C Chord Changing Chords

D and A7 Chords

"Down in the Valley" 3/4 Time/Key of 6

"Down in the Valley" Key of D

More Chords

"Aura Lee" 4/4

Alternating Bass Pattern

"Blue Ridge Cabin Home"

Alternating Bass in 3/4 Time "Amazing Grace"

Chord Progressions

"Wabash Cannonball"

"You Are My Sunshine"

Rhythm Overview

Right Hand Technique

"Wildwood Flower" Demonstrated

"Wildwood Flower" Broken Down

Using a Capo

"Soldier's Joy" Demonstrated

"Soldier's Joy" Brokenn Down

"Soldier's Joy" Performance

Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs

Dm Chords Using Hammer-Ons

"Shady Grove" Demonstrated

"Shady Grove" Broken Down

"Shady Grove" Performance

Summary and Advice


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