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Progressions - Bluegrass Guitar
Section 1

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Week 1

A big part of being a good bluegrass musician is knowing a lot of songs!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Tuesday - Introduction

  - Repertoire - PDF

  - Fiddle Tunes

     - "Red Haired Boy"

     - "Eighth of January"

     - "Liberty"

 

  - Serving the Song

  - Practicing 

  - Reading charts, tabs, notation

  - Counting, groove, timing

  - Gear

  - Listening list

Practice

- How much should you practice?

- What should you practice?

- The three parts of practice.

       - Repertoire

       - Musicianship

       - Technical Practice

- Your musical mind

Thursday - Rhythm Guitar

Rhythm Guitar Basics

  - Pick Position

  - Strum Zones

  - Pick Grip

  - Alternating bass strum

  - Down-Up Strum

  - Phrasing

  - Song structures

Class Recordings

Tuesday

Passcode: D6ih?R*0

Thursday

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Week 2

A strong house requires a strong foundation.

Tuesday, September 5th , 2023

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Tuesday -

Rhythm Guitar - Bass Lines and Embellishments

  - Bass Lines

  - Arpeggio Picking

  - Marking Chords

  - Outlining phrases

  - Shaping the song

Thursday - [IN PERSON] - Jam at Swallow Hill

  - Meet at our normal class time at Swallow Hill Music Association: 71 E. Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (maps)

  - You must bring a song to play

  - You must try to play a solo

Class Recordings

Tuesday

Passcode: Vd9&y9cp

Thursday

Passcode:

Week 3

Good repertoire will carry you.

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Tuesday - *Martin Out* NO CLASS!!!

Music Theory - [Video Lesson]

  - The Musical Alphabet

  - Scales  - G-Scale

                   C-Scale

                   D-Scale

  - Chords, Voicings

  - Diatonic Triad Chart

Thursday - [IN PERSON] - Jam at Swallow Hill

  - Meet at our normal class time at Swallow Hill Music Association: 71 E. Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (maps)

  - You must bring a song to play

  - You must try to play a solo

Class Recordings

Tuesday
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Thursday

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Week 4

"I'm trying to relax, but it's hard."

  - Ryuichi Sakamoto

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Tuesday - Crafting a Basic Solo

-Simple Melodies

   -"Long Journey Home"

-Phrase by Phrase

-Isolate unique elements

-Kickoffs

-Big notes

-Endings

Thursday - [IN PERSON] - Jam at Swallow Hill

  - Meet at our normal class time at Swallow Hill Music Association: 71 E. Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (maps)

  - You must bring a song to play

  - You must try to play Fiddle Tune

Class Recordings

Tuesday

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Thursday

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Repertoire Recordings

Bury Me Beneath the Willow_mixdownArtist Name
00:00 / 04:02
Your Love Is Like A Flower - GArtist Name
00:00 / 03:14
Little Cabin Home on the Hill - AArtist Name
00:00 / 04:00
I Am A PilgrimArtist Name
00:00 / 06:43
John Hardy - GArtist Name
00:00 / 03:28
Way DowntownArtist Name
00:00 / 03:37
Long Journey HomeArtist Name
00:00 / 04:13
New River Train - GArtist Name
00:00 / 04:19
Nine Pound Hammer - GArtist Name
00:00 / 04:37
Blueridge Cabin Home - G_mixdownMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:33
Red haired boy - leadMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:15
Red Haired Boy - Rhythm - AMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:39
Red Haired Boy - Jam - AMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:39
Liberty - Lead - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:04
Liberty - Rhythm - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 02:46
Liberty - Jam - Key of DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 02:46
"Eighth of January"
The Eighth of January - Lead - Slow - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:19
The Eighth of January - Rhythm - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:08
The Eighth of January - Jam - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:08
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