Fiddle Lesson Big Spike Hammer
In this video Mike Mitchell teaches you how to play the break to “Big Spike Hammer” that Bobby Hicks plays on Bluegrass Album Volume 3 “California Connection”
Mark Brink Brinkman Songwriting Lesson
Songwriter Brink Brinkman presents some songwriting tips using his song “Fences” as an example.
Sally Goodin Fiddle Lesson
Brian Wicklund, of the American Fiddle Method, was featured in the April 2022 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited. Here Brian gives us a sample introductory lesson to share from his American Fiddle Method lesson series using the tune “Sally Goodin.”
Bluegrass Fiddle Lesson: Stuart Duncan – Rebecca
In the first edition of “Essential Bluegrass Solos”, bluegrass fiddle transcription class with George Jackson, we look at how to play a bluegrass fiddle solo in the key of B through a study of Stuart Duncan’s incredible solo on the tune “Rebecca”, from Jim Mill’s 1998 album “Bound To Ride”. For a full written transcription…
Bluegrass Bass – Beyond the Root and Fifth
Working with a very common I-IV-V chord progression, Anne Luna gives you some great ideas about how to spice up your bass playing beyond the standard alternating root and fifth technique.
Casey Henry provides a great banjo lesson this week teaching how to quickly keep your banjo in tune after placing your capo on your instrument. She uses a technique that she learned from Sonny Osborne.