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Bluegrass Fiddle 101

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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 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.

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BLUEGRASS FIDDLE 101 includes:

    • More than 45 lessons and 80 instructional videos
    • Concise lessons combining play-along videos, tutorial videos, sheet music and
      audio tracks
    • 22 classic bluegrass songs and instrumentals
    • High-quality video with multiple camera angles
    • Multiple speeds of backing tracks for practice
    • Proven results from years of course development
    • Special tips for adult learners

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Learning Tips
Practice Tips
Using a Metronome
Using the Backing Tracks

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 w/beginning/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 w/beginning/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