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Bluegrass 2

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LEVEL: intermediate – advanced

INSTUCTOR: Brian Wicklund

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If you have either completed AFM Bluegrass 1 course, have a solid classical training but are new to bluegrass, or play bluegrass but feel stuck in a rut using the most basic melody or the same old licks, this course is for you.

Using a curriculum that he developed over decades of teaching fiddle classes at bluegrass music camps, Brian Wicklund teaches you the essential skills to make your own killer solos and tasteful backup. You will learn to improvise using scales, modes and chord tones, create double and triple fiddle harmony parts, transpose a song to any key, and much more. You’ll apply your new skills to 22 bluegrass songs and instrumental jam favorites.

BLUEGRASS 2 course includes:

  • More than 80 lessons and 120 instructional videos
  • 22 classic bluegrass songs and instrumentals
  • Step-by-step guide to intermediate/advanced bluegrass improvisation
  • Concise lessons with play-along and tutorial videos, sheet music and audio tracks
  • Multiple speeds of backing tracks for practice
  • Essential music theory and harmony simply explained

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BLUEGRASS 2 COURSE

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

LEVEL III
Creating Your Own Killer Solo
Classic Kickoffs
Fourth Line Ending Riffs
Improvising Around the Melody
Turns
Double Stop Patterns
Backup Line Tags
Backup Funky Chops
Controlled Improvisation
Creating Rhythms with Slur Combinations
Twin and Triple Fiddle Harmonies

LEVEL IV
Improvising Over Chord Changes
Arpeggiation
Mixolydian Mode
Pentatonics
Blues
Advanced Backup

LEVEL V
Octave Blocks
Advanced Double Stops
Transposition
Playing Thematically

CORE 10 BLUEGRASS SONGS with intermediate/advanced 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 intermediate/advanced skills
Cripple Creek
Blackberry Blossom
Paddy on the Turnpike
Billy in the Lowground
Salt Creek
East Tennessee Blues
Cherokee Shuffle
Katy Hill
Dusty Miller
Sally Goodin
Backup and Push