Dobro Variations

Cindy Cashdollar

Explorations in Minor, Swing and Rockabilly Styles

In this follow-up lesson to her very popular video for beginning players, "Learning Bluegrass Dobro," Cindy moves into intermediate territory with the blues, minor key and western swing styles that have become her signature sound. Cindy builds your knowledge of the Dobro step-by-step, teaching alternate tunings, music theory and invaluable bar and fingerpicking techniques. Starting with the much-requested classic Panhandle ... Read More

Ear Training For Instrumentalists

Matt Glaser
No matter what instrument or type of music you play or sing, this six-hour audio download course in musicianship, theory and ear training will develop your skills, help you create and improvise solos and expand your musical consciousness. Through a progressive series of interactive exercises, Matt Glaser teaches you to play or sing anything you hear. Over weeks and months ... Read More

Essential Techniques for Dobro

Rob Ickes
Award-winning instrumentalist Rob Ickes has created a comprehensive course to help you master all aspects of the resonator guitar, from bar technique to fingerpicking rolls. He covers everything you'll need to hold your own in a bluegrass band, from fine-tuning the strings to achieving good tone, timing and volume control. Bar technique is the key to good slide playing ... Read More

Jerry Douglas' Dobro Techniques

Jerry Douglas
A few years ago, I realized I hadn't become the guitar player I wanted to be when I was starting out, so I got really busy and that's when I found Jerry Douglas. He's the Buddha that I pray to every day. He has long been the mentor that I'm living up to." -John Fogerty Take ... Read More

Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar - Two-Video Set

Cindy Cashdollar

For Lap Steel and Non-Pedal Models

Lesson 1: Lap steel and Dobro star Cindy Cashdollar starts with the basics of C6 tuning and the proper use of the bar, picks and volume pedal. You'll learn essential techniques, such as bar slams, octave slides, palm and pick blocking and other devices, and you'll move into more advanced territory with chord inversions, back-up licks, harmony lines ... Read More

Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar - Video 1

Cindy Cashdollar

Lesson One: Learning The Basics

The eight-string, non-pedal steel guitar* lent its distinctive sound to classic recordings by Bob Wills, Hank Williams and innumerable other country stars. This video gives you all the information you'll need to play this uniquely American instrument and capture the essence of the traditional country & western sound. Cindy Cashdollar, one of today's top players, starts with the ... Read More

Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar - Video 2

Cindy Cashdollar

Lesson Two: Beyond The Basics

Continue your exploration of non-pedal and lap steel guitar* as Cindy Cashdollar moves you into more advanced territory with techniques derived from the playing of Leon McCauliffe, Joachim Murphy and other great traditional players. You'll learn to use a variety of harmonics, develop speed and accuracy with single-string scales and exercises, and expand your musical possibilities with the chord ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume Two

Steve Kaufman
You've got hours of fantastic jamming ahead of you! This project provides you with a backup band that will give you rhythmic support, encourage you to learn new material and provide invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. (Lessons 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while lessons ... Read More
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