Bluegrass Kickoffs for Flatpicking Guitar

Live Guitar Course: Step inside the world of Bluegrass Flatpicking by learning how to kickoff a song or tune!

In this course you will learn a new instrumental introduction or “kickoff” each week in the Bluegrass style. Tyler will review the melody and chord changes to a series of classic songs and arrange practical kickoffs that include common licks and Flatpicking techniques such as melody/strum & crosspicking. Get prepared for your next Bluegrass Jam session by learning how to kick off some cool songs on guitar!

Bluegrass Kickoffs for Flatpicking Guitar

Begins January 5th at 2pm

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Bluegrass Kickoffs for Flatpicking Guitar Guitar Course

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And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with the teacher and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

01/05/2022 at 2pm

Worried Man Blues in G

Let’s get things started with a song that you will get plenty of mileage out of at the Bluegrass Jam. We’ll lay down the foundations of how to arrange a good guitar kickoff for one of the most standard traditional songs in the friendly Bluegrass key of G.

Week 2

01/12/2022 at 2pm

East Virginia Blues

Building on the techniques we explored in week 1, we’ll continue with this classic Appalachian song that is common in Bluegrass circles.

Week 3

01/19/2022 at 2pm

Wreck of the Old 97

Moving on to the key of C with this good old train wreck number, originally recorded by Vernon Dalhart in 1925 and covered by many popular country and bluegrass artists since.

Week 4

01/26/2022 at 2pm

Banks of the Ohio

You can’t get too far down a Bluegrass setlist without a murder ballad. Here’s a happy melody to a tragic tale of jealousy and tragic romance.

Week 5

02/02/2022 at 2pm

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning

Bluesing it up in the key of B with this gospel-influenced standard. We’ll be in G-position with the capo on the 4th fret for that punchy Bluegrass sound.

Week 6

02/09/2022 at 2pm

John Henry in G

An American folk tale arranged as Bluegrass as we can pick it. Though this song has many different lyric versions, it is often performed as an instrumental.

Week 7

02/16/2022 at 2pm

Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane

No Bluegrass setlist is complete without a Cabin song! We’ll put this major-scale melody to work in the key of G.

Week 8

02/16/2022 at 2pm

Prisoner's Song

We’ll unlock a solid kickoff to this high & lonesome Bluegrass standard in the key of A.

Week 9

02/23/2022 at 2pm

Take This Hammer

Bringing it back to the bluesy Bluegrass pickin’ when we kick off this one in the key of B.

Week 10

03/02/2022 at 2pm

Unclouded Day

This classic gospel number will bring a smile to your face, especially when you get the kickoff worked up in the less-common Bluegrass key of E.

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