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Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos
with Scott Nygaard
Live Workshop
Live Workshop
Live Workshop
 
 
About This Workshop
 
Learn to create interesting solos with this applied theory workshop. You’ll learn how to use scales and arpeggios to create melodic lines, about thematic soloing and improvising, how to create lines with a sense of forward motion, how to combine the melody of a song with fills, melodic variations, arpeggios, and more.
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Scott Nygaard
 
 
For the last 30 years, Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard has been one of the most inventive and influential flatpicking guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings and his accompaniment is always intriguing, supportive, and propulsive. In addition to two Rounder recordings and four self-produced collaborations, Scott was the guitarist on a number of recordings that have been extremely influential on the contemporary acoustic music scene: Chris Thile’s Leading Off, Tim O’Brien’s Red on Blonde, Jerry Douglas’s Slide Rule, and the Republic of Strings’s Generation Nation. Downbeat magazine called him “a phenomenally talented stylist.”
 
 
 
The Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos Workshop Includes:
  • Eight one-hour live Zoom sessions, held every other Tuesday, from 6 pm to 7 pm Pacific Time starting January 18, 2022
  • High-quality video recordings of each session so you can review what you've learned and revisit them after the workshop has concluded
  • Notation and tab for guitar, mandolin, and fiddle
  • An applied theory approach to creating and improvising solos for bluegrass and roots music
 
 
Sign Up for Live Workshop
 
Workshop fee of $200, participate live or view recordings on your own schedule.
 
 
 

Have you learned a few scales and arpeggios, but can’t figure out how to turn them into music? In this workshop, you’ll learn to turn scales and arpeggios into solos that sound great, whether you’re improvising or playing a composed solo. You’ll learn about thematic soloing and improvising, how to create lines with a sense of forward motion, how to combine the melody of a song with fills, melodic variations, arpeggios, and more.

 
 
Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos Workshop
 
Welcome to Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos
 

Scott talks about what he’s going to cover in Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos.

 
Session 1: The Major Scale
 

In the first session of Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos, Scott gives you an overview of what he’ll be doing in the workshop and then talks about the wonders of the major scale, showing you all of the scales, chords, and arpeggios that can be extracted from the major scale. He also gives you a lot of ideas about practicing the major scale in different ways.

 
 
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