Classic Americana Songs

Live Guitar Course: Learn Some Classic Americana Songs with Tyler Grant

Learn a new classic Americana song or instrumental tune each week. Learn the simple melody, the chord changes, and then move on to a fun Folk or Bluegrass arrangement. Expand your vocabulary of Campfire Sing-alongs and American Roots Music in this course.

Classic Americana Songs

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Date Topic

Week 1

04/14/2020 at 6pm

Lil Liza Jane

Learn the simple melody and changes to this classic folk song, then build on that with a simple bluegrass solo which will open up many ideas on how to jam.

Week 2

04/21/2020 at 6pm

The Ballad of Casey Jones

This is the classic turn of the century song about a brave engineer, Casey Jones. Join Tyler as he teaches us the basic melody and changes, followed by a basic solo and ideas for improvising.

Week 3

04/28/2020 at 6pm

Leather Britches

Join Tyler for a lively Appalachian fiddle tune standard with roots in the old world. Learn the simple version then expand on some cool variations.

Week 4

05/05/2020 at 6pm

Hard Times

A memorable standard by the great American composer Stephen Foster. A timeless song of empathy for those who are struggling.

Week 5

05/12/2020 at 6pm

Arkansas Traveler

Another standard from the Appalachian fiddle tune tradition. A tune you probably know, but didn’t realize quite how cool it really is!

Week 6

05/19/2020 at 6pm

Shady Grove

This week Tyler leads us through a traditional old-time courting song with roots in Appalachia, which has become a standard for Bluegrass pickers.

Week 7

05/26/2020 at 6pm


Join Tyler for a fiddle tune standard that is really fun to play on the guitar in C position, capo 2. All the old timers know this one, do you? Let’s learn it!

Week 8

06/02/2020 at 6pm

Sweet Bye And Bye

We’ll get back into flatpicking techniques like melody/strum and crosspicking with this sweet hymn from the olden days. Simple melodies make the best flatpicking arrangements!

Week 9

06/09/2020 at 6pm

Red Wing

Don’t know Red Wing? Well now is the time to learn it! Another powerhouse traditional number that you have heard before, whether you know it or not.

Week 10

06/23/2020 at 6pm

Back Home Again in Indiana

Expand your flatpicking and chord vocabulary with this standard from the American swing/jazz songbook.

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