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September Guitar Classes

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Building Bluegrass Guitar Breaks 

2:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM EST 

September 11, 18, and 25 

Level: Intermediate


Do you struggle to create a convincing break for a bluegrass vocal tune? In this class, you'll learn how to create bluegrass guitar breaks that:

  • Are more interesting than a basic melody
  • Have a few cool runs or fills in them
  • Could work in a bluegrass song in a jam or on stage
  • Are playable with a bit of practice
  • Still sound like the song

Each week, we'll take a different bluegrass vocal standard, and step-by-step, create a guitar break. Starting with the melody and the chords, we add double-stops, fills, runs, etc, to create a great-sounding bluegrass guitar break, taking suggestions from the class along the way.

Note: While these are all Larry Sparks tunes, we will not be learning Larry's exact breaks. Each class, we will build up our own break from the melody and chords.

Week 3: "These Old Blues"

After each class you'll receive:

A PDF tab of our completed break

A brief video recap of what we did in class*

A video performance of the completed break


Cost: $75 for all 3 classes, or $30 for any 1 class.

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Any 1 Class - $30

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You can see some of Andy's teaching style in the YouTube video below. The difference between a class and the video is your interaction! Andy takes questions and suggestions from the class along the way, and writes it all down in TAB as we go.



 


October Guitar Classes

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Building Bluegrass Guitar Breaks 

2:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM EST 

October 9, 16, and 23 

Level: Intermediate

Do you struggle to create a convincing break for a bluegrass vocal tune? In this class, you'll learn how to create bluegrass guitar breaks that:

  • Are more interesting than a basic melody
  • Have a few cool runs or fills in them
  • Could work in a bluegrass song in a jam or on stage
  • Are playable with a bit of practice
  • Still sound like the song

Each week, we'll take a different bluegrass vocal standard, and step-by-step, create a guitar break. Starting with the melody and the chords, we add double-stops, fills, runs, etc, to create a great-sounding bluegrass guitar break, taking suggestions from the class along the way.

October 9: "No Mother or Dad"

October 16: "It Takes One to Know One"

October 23: "Dig a Hole in the Meadow"

After each class you'll receive:

A PDF tab of our completed break

A brief video recap of what we did in class*

A video performance of the completed break


Cost: $75 for all 3 classes, or $30 for any 1 class.


All 3 Classes --$75

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Any 1 Class -- $30add to cart 1.png