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Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery
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About This Course
 
A step-by-step approach to decoding the mysteries of the guitar neck through the lens of bluegrass, old-time, and country music.
 
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn triad inversion shapes for C, F, and G chords on the GBE string set and use them to play the traditional song “Roll On Buddy” in the key of C.

 
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Stash Wyslouch
 
 
Stash Wyslouch is a bluegrass guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Despite his heavy metal beginnings in middle and high school, bluegrass has been central to Wyslouch's life for the past 15 years touring and recording with groups such as the Deadly Gentlemen, Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, the Jacob Jolliff Band, and Tony Trischka’s Early Roman Kings. He has recorded four albums, the latest of which, Plays and Sings Bluegrass Vol. II, was released in 2021. Conceived as a gift back to the music that has framed his career, Plays and Sings Bluegrass Vol. II is a collection of zanily deconstructed bluegrass classics.
 
 
 
Peghead Play-Along Tracks
 
Peghead Nation is creating a library of accompaniment videos (and downloadable MP3s) for songs and tunes that are taught on the site, classics that you'll find at many jams and picking parties. As a subscriber, you have access to this library and can use the tracks to practice playing tunes and songs at a slow or medium tempo with guitar accompaniment. New songs will be added regularly.
 
 
The Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery Subscription Includes:
  • A systematic approach to learning the guitar fingerboard
  • Theoretical concepts applied to roots music songs and tunes
  • New lessons added every month
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see close-ups of both hands in action
  • Detailed notation and tablature for each lesson
  • Play-Along Track videos and audio downloads so you can play along with Stash
 
 
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Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery Course Outline
 
Welcome to Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery
 

Stash talks about his approach to the guitar neck and what you’ll be learning in Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery,

 
Triads and Inversions
 

In the first series of lessons in Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery, Stash shows you how to find inversions of diatonic chords on two string sets, the DGB string set and GBE string set. You’ll learn triad inversion shapes for G, C, and D chords on the DGB string set and use them to play the traditional song “Lonesome Valley” in the key of G. You’ll also learn triad inversion shapes for C, F, and G chords on the GBE string set and use them to play the traditional song “Roll On Buddy” in the key of C.

 
Triads and Inversions, Part 1: DGB String Set

In the first lesson on triads and inversions Stash begins by showing you the chromatic scale on the low A string, beginning with the open E string and moving up fret-by-fret to the 12th fret. Then he shows you the three different diatonic triad shapes for G, C, and D chords on the DGB string set and how to use them to play the traditional song “Lonesome Valley.” He also explains that these shapes are different inversions of a major triad, and how to find the three inversions up the neck for G, C, and D chords on the DGB string set.

 

Triads and Inversions, Part 2: GBE String Set

In this lesson, you’ll learn triad inversion shapes for C, F, and G chords on the GBE string set and use them to play the traditional song “Roll On Buddy” in the key of C.

 

Crosspicking Triads

Stash shows you a great way to practice the triads and inversions you’ve learned in the previous lessons: crosspicking the triads. He starts by defining and demonstrating crosspicking and then shows you a 3–3–2 crosspicking pattern you can play on the DGB string-set triad shapes, which you can use to play “Lonesome Valley.” He also shows you two other crosspicking patterns: 3–2–3 and 2–3–3.

 

 
Scale Construction - New Lesson
 

The major scale is the most used scale in bluegrass, old-time, and related music, so it’s good to really understand how it’s constructed. The major scale is made up of a sequence of whole steps (two frets) and half steps (1 fret)  in this order: whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half (wwhwwwh). Stash starts by showing you the G major scale all on the G string and then he gives you exercises to help you visualize the major scale, including exercises in octave displacement. He also shows you how to play the melody to the traditional hymn “Farther Along” in the key of C on one string.

 
 
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