Dobro - A Guide To Repertoire And Technique 1
Learn to play a variety of fabulous tunes as you master essential playing techniques! Stacy Phillips provides detailed instruction on the use of picks, the bar, hammer-ons, pull-offs, right-hand rolls and a variety of chord positions. His in-depth examination of major scale patterns, applicable to almost any song, allows you to create your own melodies, licks, improvisations and solos. Stacy shows you how, starting with the old-time classic Little Rosewood Casket.
The traditional blues Trouble in Mind gets you into blues notes, licks and scales. Stacy shows you how these blues techniques apply to many bluegrass tunes, including Buck Graves' Foggy Mountain Rock.
Nine Pound Hammer, taught in G, A and Bb, illustrates how various keys inspire different licks. Here Stacy features a series of dynamic solos, complete with a multitude of playing ideas. Dixie Hoedown, a real showpiece, integrates all you've learned so far with contemporary break-down style licks.
This intermediate-level lesson in resonator guitar will have you picking better than you ever dreamed you could!
Dobro - A Guide To Repertoire And Technique 2
Move into more advanced territory as Stacy Phillips continues his exploration of several important Dobro essentials. He helps you build up your repertoire of rolls, drones, scale patterns, hammer-ons and pull-offs, but now the emphasis is on bar slants and string pulls. These powerful techniques give you the ability to play more complex chords and allow you to create distinctive effects, including beautiful and compelling pedal steel-like licks.
You'll learn four tunes in detail. These include Cherokee Shuffle and Bill Cheatham, which emphasize the skills you need to arrange fiddle tunes for Dobro. The great Bill Monroe tune Kentucky Waltz focuses on working forward and reverse slants into your solos, and offers new ideas for using them in the rest of your repertoire. Stacy's original composition, Last Rose of Autumn (featured on “The Great Dobro Sessions”), covers everything you've learned in a heart-felt and complex instrumental.
Stacy's presentations extend beyond the tune being taught. You'll amass a full arsenal of techniques to create your own solos, improvisations and variations.
Dobro® Variations - Explorations in Minor, Swing and Rockabilly Styles
"The tunes are not ends in themselves but vehicles for Cashdollar - a clear and engaging teacher - to impart a greater matrix of techniques and tips. From the creation of open tunings and minor scales (with some useful music theory dropped in) to barring and picking strategies, these are lessons the serious resonator guitar player will want to revisit again and again. You'll glean something new with each viewing." - Bluegrass Unlimited.
Essential Techniques For Dobro® - 2 DVDs
2 h 10 min
Award-winning instrumentalist Rob Ickes has created a comprehensive course to help you master all aspects of the resonator guitar, from bar technique to fingerpicking rolls. He covers everything you’ll need to hold your own in a bluegrass band, from fine-tuning the strings to achieving good tone, timing and volume control.
Bar technique is the key to good slide playing, and Rob shows hammer-ons and pull-offs, string muting, "tilting" technique for cleaner sounds and the special hand positions necessary to play forward and reverse bar slants. Banjo-like forward and reverse rolls provide important workouts for developing a smooth right hand, enabling you to play a basic melody along with added notes to fill out the arrangement.
With Jim Hurst on guitar and vocals, you’ll learn how to play back-up rhythm and fills behind a vocalist, create effective solos and a myriad of other important topics. His demonstration performances of Reuben and Flat Lonesome bring all the elements of this superb lesson together.
Whether you want to play bluegrass or explore country, blues, Hawaiian or other styles, these DVDs will get you on the right track – fast.
Jerry Douglas' Dobro Techniques
"A few years ago, I realized I hadn't become the guitar player I wanted to be when I was starting out, so I got really busy and that's when I found Jerry Douglas. He's the Buddha that I pray to every day. He has long been the mentor that I'm living up to." -John Fogerty.
Learning Bluegrass Dobro®
"These lessons are set up so that anyone studying at home can play a couple of choruses on their own. (Cindy) does a fine job, and Homespun should seriouslyconsider not only having her do an advanced Dobro video, but also a much-needed course in the Western swing lap steel she plays with Asleep At The Wheel." - Country Music Magazine.
Learn to Play Country Bluegrass Dobro®
Dan Huckabee. This video will get your skills started off right! Includes detailed study of: Bar technique • pick technique • chimes • trills, bending strings • hammer-ons • pull-offs, slants • rhythm chops • using the cassette recorder • slow songs, fast songs • and much more. The DVD contains on-screen tablature one easy phrase at a time and sheet music tablature inside the package. Solos taught: Cripple Creek, Fireball Mail, Great Speckled Bird, Red Haired Boy.
More Dobro - a Lesson in lap-style Dobro playing
Take a private lesson with Doug Cox! There's no better way to start from scratch on this expressive instrument than with this master instructor. Teaches notes and major chords; common I, IV, V chord progressions in all keys; chucking (back-up playing); tone and damping tips; and easy versions of the songs: The Water Is Wide • Worried Man Blues • St. Anne's Reel. Includes a transcription booklet. 60 min.