Posts In: Bluegrass Standards

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Man of Constant Sorrow

July 27, 2019 59

“Man of Constant Sorrow” was first published by Dick Burnett in 1913 and later made popular by the Stanley Brothers in the 1950s. In this guitar lesson, we’ll show you how to play “Man of Constant Sorrow” in the style of The Soggy Bottom Boys. This song will turn some heads at your next jam…


Black Mountain Rag

July 25, 2019 7

Lesson ID: A0173 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the traditional fiddle…


Salt Creek

June 13, 2019 6

Lesson ID: A0171 “Salt Creek” is a popular bluegrass flatpicking tune that you’ll hear at…


Little Sadie

May 10, 2019 7

Lesson ID: A0169 In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Little Sadie” in…


Banks of the Ohio Crosspicking Guitar Lesson

April 5, 2019 4

Lesson ID: A0167 “Banks of the Ohio” is a traditional 19th century ballad that has…


St. Anne’s Reel

February 20, 2019 9

“St. Anne’s Reel” is a traditional French-Canadian tune in the public domain that was made popular by Joseph Allard in the 1930s. This song was originally played on the fiddle but it has become a favorite flatpicking tune of guitarists at bluegrass jams. In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a traditional melody for “St. Anne’s Reel” on guitar…

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Worried Blues

January 22, 2019 10

“Worried Blues” is an old song from the early 1900s written by a country blues musician named Frank Hutchinson. Hutchinson was best known for playing slide guitar with the guitar held in his lap. His song “Worried Blues” has been recorded by several artists over the years, including a popular fingerstyle arrangement by Doc…

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Build-a-Break Flatpicking Guitar Licks for Cripple Creek

January 13, 2019 3

Lesson 9 – Bluegrass Guitar Solo Improvising Course Lesson ID: A0163 This is part two…


Cripple Creek Traditional Guitar Breaks

December 16, 2018 8

This is Part One of a two-part lesson series where we’ll work on lead guitar improvising in a country & bluegrass style. In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play two guitar breaks for “Cripple Creek” using the song’s traditional melody…