Lessons

Feb 24, 2021 – Vocal coach Dede Wyland teaches the basics of breath support to help you improve your singing abilities.


Feb 16, 2021 – In this video the fiddle player for the award-winning bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy, Chris Sexton, shows you very helpful details about holding your fiddle bow and bowing technique.


Feb 9, 2021 – In this video award-winning songwriter Mark “Brink” Brinkman explains how to find rhyming words when writing your songs. He teaches you how to keep the message of your song the priority, not the rhyme…and he gives you some hints on how to do that.


Feb 3, 2021 – In this video Kenny Smith from kennysmithguitar.com teaches how to play a lick on the guitar.


Jan 26, 2021 – In this video Bronwyn Keith-Hynes teaches how to play a very nice Vassar Clements lick on the fiddle. She then demonstrates how to use the lick in the song “Paddy On The Turnpike.”


Jan 19, 2021 – In this video Stephen Mougin explains and demonstrates bluegrass harmony singing using “Lonesome Road Blues” as his example tune. This informative and entertaining video will help you understand the basics of singing harmony in bluegrass music. For more information about Stephen and his guitar, vocal and band lessons, visit: www.stephenmougin.com


Jan 12, 2021 – In this video lesson from Tristan Scroggins you will learn how to read guitar chords if you are not a guitar player and want to watch a guitar player to learn the chord changes in a jam session. A very useful tool!


Jan 5, 2021 – How you go about learning a tune will determine how far you can take it and how well you actually know the melody. Tabs can be great resources for ideas but they can also keep you from seeing the bigger picture if you aren’t careful. It this video I discuss and demonstrate my method for learning a tune and point out some things to watch out for using Billy In The Lowground as the reference tune. You’ll also find some arpeggios that will help you map out the fretboard for common chords/keys.


Dec 29, 2020 – Megan Lynch Chowning provides fiddle players with some great ways to kick off, or lead into, a fiddle solo on a bluegrass song.


Dec 21, 2020 – In the first video, Casey Henry demonstrated how to play “Suns Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday” on the 5-string banjo. She played the song up to speed and slowed it down. In this video (2 of 2) she breaks down the song into its component licks and teaches you how to play it by ear.


Dec 16, 2020 – Joe Wilson discusses how to play “Go Tell It On The Mountain” of the resonator guitar. This is video 1 of 3 in this lesson. Video 2 of 3 shows how to play the song slow. Video 3 of 3 shows how to play it faster.

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Dec 8, 2020 – Ned Luberecki teaches how to play “Jingle Bells” on the banjo.

Dec 8, 2020 – Vocal coach Dede Wyland teaches the basics of using your body and breath to improve your singing abilities.


Dec 1, 2020 – Everything you need to improve your tone! Nate Lee teaches how to make great tone by honing your skills in your picking hand and fretting hand. Master these skills and you’ll make pro level tone, even when playing easy songs!


Nov 24, 2020 – In this video Becky Buller demonstrates how to play the well-known fiddle tune “Over the Waterfall.’ Becky plays the tune at a typical jam session tempo, then she slows it down and plays it again. Finally, she breaks the song into smaller pieces so that you can study each piece separately.


Nov 16, 2020 – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine brings you this instructional video by bassist Anne Luna. She gives you tips for both the left and right hand that will help you improve your skill level on the upright bass.


Nov 9, 2020Ned Luberecki gives you some valuable pointers on the execution of hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides on the banjo. Even if you’ve been playing the banjo for years, you may find Ned’s tips will help you take your playing to the next level.