Bluegrass Guitar 1-2

Bluegrass guitar has a distinctive sound all it’s own and we’ll explore the essential elements. We’ll cover finding melody by ear, playing out of chord forms while adding in standard bluegrass embellishments, . We’ll look at the mechanics of pick technique and how to practice to improve speed, accuracy and tone. Also included will be an intro to bluegrass rhythm guitar and what makes it unique from other styles. Some tablature will be used.


Students should be able to play chords with steady rhythm in standard keys and be able to play simple melodies.


A tuner, flatpick, capo and recording devise (smartphone?). Some tablature will be used, so a music stand could be helpful.

Taught by:

Jack Tuttle (visit Instructor page)