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Bluegrass 1

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LEVEL: beginner–intermediate

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Wicklund

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Bluegrass is known for its soulful songs, lightning fast instrumentals and virtuosic improvisation.  Getting started soloing and playing backup can be intimidating.  However, Brian Wicklund is one of the few, elite bluegrass fiddlers who has the ability to make the music understandable for new learners.  He will empower you with the tools to confidently play in a bluegrass jam session after the first few lessons!

Brian’s proven, step-by-step approach guides you through learning a basic melody, adding chords and backup, and then creating your own solos using classic bluegrass fiddle techniques.  You can then apply your new skills to 20 bluegrass song and instrumental jam favorites.

BLUEGRASS 1 course includes:

  • More than 45 lessons and 80 instructional videos
  • 22 classic bluegrass songs and instrumentals
  • Step-by-step guide to beginning bluegrass improvisation
  • Concise lessons with play-along and tutorial videos, sheet music and audio tracks
  • Multiple speeds of backing tracks for practice
  • Special tips for adult learners

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BLUEGRASS 1 Course

GETTING STARTED
Learning Tips
Practice Tips
Using a Metronome
Using the Backing Tracks

LEVEL I
Learning the Melody
Backup Chords
Backup Chops

LEVEL II
Creating Your Own Solo
Classic Kickoffs
Classic Endings
Hammer-ons and Slides
Double Stops
Rhythm Variations

CORE 10 BLUEGRASS SONGS with beg/intermediate skills
Lonesome Road Blues
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
New River Train
Nine Pound Hammer
Salty Dog
Sitting on Top of the World
Cora is Gone
I’ve Been All Around this World
John Hardy
Take this Hammer
Little Maggie

CORE 10 BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTALS with beg/intermediate skills
Cripple Creek
John Henry
Amazing Grace
Little Liza Jane
Wildwood Flower
Cluck Old Hen
Sally Ann
Angelina Baker
Old Joe Clark
Soldier’s Joy
Sally Goodin