Song Lesson Library

If Bluegrass is more your speed, you'll find a variety of bluegrass songs to learn in this unique style here. Bluegrass can be identified by it's plethora of acoustic instruments involved including not just the guitar but also the mandolin, upright bass, fiddle and others. With songs from greats like Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, even the famous Soggy Bottom Boys, there's a lot to sink your teeth and your guitar into with this list.

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Mike will show you this song in a Made Easy format, breaking down the progression to open chord shapes with a capo, and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade

Anders will show you all the classic bluegrass moves from the dramatic sounding single note intro, to the melody, the solos and the rhythm guitar plays the classic boom-chick strumming with lots of little embellishments and cool bass movement.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade

Mike will show you the acoustic guitar part tuned to dropped D with a capo on the third fret to get some awesome sounding delta blues licks that combine bass notes with upper register chords.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade

Tom will show you all the parts to this iconic bluegrass standard: the banjo intro, the rhythm guitar, the slide solo, and the outro.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade

Tom will show you all the great moves in this iconic acoustic, bluegrass tune by a legend in the genre. He covers the swingy blues rhythm and licks along with a fast double-time feel and some very fancy Travis-style finger picking.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade

In this set of bluegrass song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "Get Up John", by Emmylou Harris. After setting up the song and talking about gear and tone, Mike will cover the main strumming rhythm and chorus rhythm on acoustic. Next up is are the mandolin fills adapted to electric: first the intro leads, then the two re-intro leads, then the outro leads. We'll do full and single guitar performances, and end with a jam along.

Published: 06/19/2013 Upgrade

This bluegrass standard is a treasury of hooks and driving rhythm combined to make one of the most memorable songs ever recorded. We'll walk slowly through the hooks and song parts until you've become a dueling master, never again to be bothered by those pesky banjo types! We'll look at the call-and-response format of the song, the G, C, and D chords and how to strum them, and of course the famous melody line.

Published: 12/12/2009 Upgrade

Several subscribers have indicated an interest in learning more about the Chet Atkins thumb and finger style, so this tutorial has been created to go into quite a bit of detail to show the learner how to learn it.

Published: 05/30/2009 Upgrade