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Ultimate Beginner: Bluegrass Guitar Basics

Overview

For bluegrass music fans who want to do more than just listen to their favorite music, multi-talented bluegrass guitarist Dennis Caplinger is joined by fellow musicians Bill Bryson, John Moore, and Kenny Blackwell in offering an easy-to-follow lesson in the basics of the style, specially designed with the beginning-level musician in mind. Beginning with the classic bluegrass guitar techniques, Caplinger offers instruction on left-and-right-hand techniques before instructing viewers on the finer points of ...
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Overview

For bluegrass music fans who want to do more than just listen to their favorite music, multi-talented bluegrass guitarist Dennis Caplinger is joined by fellow musicians Bill Bryson, John Moore, and Kenny Blackwell in offering an easy-to-follow lesson in the basics of the style, specially designed with the beginning-level musician in mind. Beginning with the classic bluegrass guitar techniques, Caplinger offers instruction on left-and-right-hand techniques before instructing viewers on the finer points of composing back-up parts, solos, and performing with a band. Revealing camera angles offer a clear and concise look at playing techniques, and the option to performing with two separate play-along tracks help to instill the confidence needed to play with other musicians and continue developing crucial skills.
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Special Features

Printable tab PDF files; Demonstration and play-along tracks; bonus perfromance footage; Special concert feature
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • UPC: 654979081845
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Brothers Pub.
  • Region Code: 0
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,296

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Moore Instructor
Dennis Caplinger Instructor
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play All
   Chapter Selection Menu
      The Basics: Introduction
      The Basics: Flatpicks
      The Basics: Tuning
      The Basics: Right Hand Basics
      The Basics: Left Hand Basics
      The Basics: The G Scale
      The Basics: Right Hand "Shuffle" Pattern
      The Basics: Bluegrass Rhythm Strum
      First Bluegrass Songs: Boil the Cabbage Down
      First Bluegrass Songs: Skip to My Lou
      Left Hand Techniques: Slides
      Left Hand Techniques: Boil the Cabbage Down (Version 2)
      Left Hand Techniques: Hammers
      Left Hand Techniques: Cripple Creek
      Left Hand Techniques: Pulls
      Left Hand Techniques: Old Joe Clark Intro
      Left Hand Techniques: Old Joe Clark
      Left Hand Techniques: The "G" Run
      Left Hand Techniques: The Capo
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Intro to Play-Along
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Boil the Cabbage Down
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Cripple Creek
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Old Joe Clark
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Key of D
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Soldier's Joy Intro
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Soldier's Joy
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Salt Creek Intro
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Salt Creek
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Key of C
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Carter Family Style
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Wildwood Flower Intro
      Bluegrass Classics for Play-Along: Wildwood Flower
      Advanced Techniques: Endings
      Advanced Techniques: Developing Your Right Hand
      Advanced Techniques: Developing Your Left Hand
      Advanced Techniques: Blackberry Blossom Intro
      Advanced Techniques: Blackberry Blossom
      Bonus Songs: Foggy Mountain Breakdown
      Bonus Songs: Sally Goodin
      Bonus Songs: Bill Cheatham
      Bonus Songs: Closing
   Song Selection Menu
      Boil the Cabbage Down: A.) Solo Performance
      Boil the Cabbage Down: B.) Band Performance
      Cripple Creek: A.) Solo Performance
      Cripple Creek: B.) Band Performance
      Old Joe Clark: A.) Solo Performance
      Old Joe Clark: B.) Band Performance
      Soldier's Joy: A.) Solo Performance
      Soldier's Joy: B.) Band Performance
      Salt Creek: A.) Solo Performance
      Salt Creek: B.) Band Performance
      Wildwood Flower: A.) Solo Performance
      Wildwood Flower: B.) Band Performance
      Blackberry Blossom: A.) Solo Performance
      Blackberry Blossom: B.) Band Performance
   Special Features Menu
      The History of Bluegrass Music
      Concert Feature
      Bonus Performances
         Foggy Mountain Breakdown
         Sally Goodin
         Bill Cheatham
      Play With the Band: Mix-Minus-One Feature
         Boil the Cabbage Down
         Cripple Creek
         Old Joe Clark
         Salt Creek
         Soldier's Joy
         Wildwood Flower
         Blackberry Blossom
      Parts of the Guitar
   DVD-ROM Features
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