Building a Bluegrass Guitar Solo
Welcome to the Building a Bluegrass Solo Class with Martin Gilmore, brought to you by Swallow Hill Music Association.
This class is an in-depth look at methods to develop a simple melody and incorporate guitar techniques to create a solo in the bluegrass flatpicking style.
This class is fairly fast-paced, and we cover a lot of material. However, learn the materials at your own speed. This eight week class should provide you with materials and ideas for months worth of practice. Do not feel pressured to keep up, this class is just meant to present you with ideas that you can use to develop your own playing. I realize that people who take this class are often at different levels of playing ability, and there should be something for everyone in this course.
Please feel free to ask questions at any time, even if the course is over. I am always happy to help former students with questions about materials I have presented.
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Class Session Videos
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Find the Phrase Recordings
Learn a Tune Phrase by Phrase
Congratulations, now you can play "Red Prairie Dawn"
Fiddle Tune Videos
Here are some videos of great guitar players playing familiar fiddle tunes.
Red Haired Boy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVNYHBUmTrM
Soldiers Joy - 0:55 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7eFB2b_Tmk
Beaumont Rag – 1:00 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNOYjyNyc2c
Cherokee Shuffle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdq6Nw1Qc8U
Beaumont Rag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FmljTK66fQ
Red Haired Boy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZJZrOhwEQA
Beaumont Rag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRlUwaooWUE