Buy Steve Kaufman's Comprehensive three-DVD set Learning to Flatpick plus his essential Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar DVD and save $15!
First you get Basic Bluegrass Rhythm:
Here's your chance to learn the basics of bluegrass back-up guitar! Steve Kaufman teaches you how to play solid rhythm, from playing behind the simplest two-chord song to the complex chord progressions needed to accompany Texas-style fiddle tunes.
Steve starts with the fundamentals, showing you how to hold the pick, get good tone, and play the basic bass/chord rhythm patterns solidly and accurately. Then he moves on to important embellishments, such as adding bass walks, playing the famous Lester Flatt "G run," altering your chord shapes to add moving bass lines within a song and other essential techniques. Steve also provides valuable insiders' tips, such as "how to keep up when the going gets fast," and developing "muscle memory" for more accurate chord work.
This lesson in back-up rhythm guitar is illustrated with some classic bluegrass tunes. Playing along with Steve will give you the practice you'll need to use these techniques in other bluegrass songs. You'll soon be playing solid back-ups in jam sessions or any picking situation!
Songs: Wabash Cannonball, Blackberry Blossom, Sally Goodin.
And you also get Learning To Flatpick:
Steve Kaufman's comprehensive three-DVD course in bluegrass flatpicking takes you from "Picking 101" through advanced techniques that will enable you to hold your own in any band or jam session.
On DVD #1, From the Beginning, you'll learn a variety of essential flatpicking skills: proper pick grip, down-up strokes, rhythmic strumming and song accompaniment. Only a few minutes into the first lesson you'll be starting to pick easy versions of well-known fiddle tunes.
By DVD #2, Building Bluegrass Technique, you'll have built a "runs vocabulary" and learned to cross pick, move up the neck, play bass runs and construct hot bluegrass solos.
DVD #3, Developing Speed and Style, covers the finer points of style, using slides, arpeggios, bends, accents, intros and endings, and that most challenging of subjects, building up speed.
A patient and encouraging instructor, Steve pushes you forward while allowing you to advance at your own pace. He helps you develop a solid repertoire of classic tunes, including Liberty, Salt Creek, Blackberry Blossom, Ragtime Annie, Clarinet Polka, Home Sweet Home, Cripple Creek, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Wildwood Flower, Wayfaring Stranger, Eighth of January and Bully of the Town.