Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar: Solid Back-ups for Any Picking Situation

Overview

Steve Kaufman is considered an exceptional guitar flatpicker among his peers and fans who have enjoyed his performances and recordings for years. In this program, he demonstrates ways to play complex chord progressions, add "bass walks," and even master the famous Lester Flatt "G run." Kaufman also discusses how viewers can develop what he calls "muscle memory" that allows them to keep up with other musicians when the performance tempo increases. He plays a variety of tunes, including "Wabash Cannonball," ...
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Overview

Steve Kaufman is considered an exceptional guitar flatpicker among his peers and fans who have enjoyed his performances and recordings for years. In this program, he demonstrates ways to play complex chord progressions, add "bass walks," and even master the famous Lester Flatt "G run." Kaufman also discusses how viewers can develop what he calls "muscle memory" that allows them to keep up with other musicians when the performance tempo increases. He plays a variety of tunes, including "Wabash Cannonball," "Blackberry Blossom," and "Sally Goodin," while carefully explaining how he elicits such incredible bluegrass sounds from his guitar.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • UPC: 073999642490
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hal Leonard
  • Time: 1:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,384

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Kaufman Instructor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro [1:09]
2. Tuning [2:05]
3. Rhythm [3:00]
4. Muscle Memory [1:10]
5. "Down in the Valley" [2:17]
6. "Wabash Cannonball" [4:12]
7. "Wabash Cannonball" Performance [1:48]
8. Using Upswings [2:43]
9. G7 Chord [2:09]
10. Bass Walks [4:25]
11. "Wabash Cannonball" Played With Bass Walks [:51]
12. Bluegrass Ending [2:22]
13. Lester Flatt Runs [2:27]
14. "Blackberry Blossom" [3:43]
15. "Blackberry Blossom" E Minor Section Variation [2:19]
16. "Blackberry Blossom" Played Faster and Broken Down [6:27]
17. Playing Fast [6:51]
18. "The New River Train" [2:39]
19. "The New River Train" Fast Version [3:03]
20. Playing With a Bass Player [:55]
21. "Sally Goodin" [3:32]
22. "Sally Goodin" Variation [2:19]
23. "Sally Goodin" In the Key of A [:56]
24. "Soldier's Joy" [3:13]
25. "Soldier's Joy" Variation [1:18]
26. Study Tips [3:20]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Song Menu
      "Down in the Valley"
      "Wabash Cannonball"
      "Blackberry Blossom"
      "The New River Train"
      "Sally Goodin"
      "Soldier's Joy"
   Chapter Points Menu
   Web and Contact Information
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