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Bluegrass 1

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LEVEL: beginner–intermediate

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Wicklund

Try out free SAMPLE LESSONS 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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  • Learning Tips
  • Practice Tips
  • Using a Metronome
  • Using the Backing Tracks 


  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Learning the Melody
  • Backup Chords
  • Backup Chops


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

CORE 10 BLUEGRASS SONGS with beg/intermediate skillsI

  • 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 skillsI

  • 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