Dix Bruce – Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar
Mar 24 2016
Dix Bruce carefully teaches lead and backup guitar to nine great and classic country, bluegrass, and folk standards, ballads and hot breakdowns played by musicians the world over. Dix demonstrates the basic “bass note/strum” technique and shows how melodies can be easily integrated into known chord patterns. You’ll first learn leads on the country classics Worried Man Blues; Lonesome Valley; Storms are on the Ocean; and Handsome Molly in a variety of different keys.
You’ll also learn the all-time guitar hit Wildwood Flower and how to transpose it from the key of G to the key of C. Dix also demonstrates more complex leads on Redwing; John Hardy; Jimmie Brown the Newsboy; and more on the invaluable skill of transposing a song from one key to another. The instruction in this DVD will prepare you to play flatpicked leads in virtually any country, folk, and bluegrass ensemble.
Flatpick guitar is the name given to the style of playing simple melodies on the upper strings whilst strumming an accompaniment on the lower strings, and Dix Bruce’s DVD will show you how.
Developed by Mother Maybelle Carter, this self-accomopaniment method is the foundation upon which all traditional folk, bluegrass and country techniques have been built. Bruce uses nine great country classics and bluegrass standards to give you the chance to master this special skill. He demonstrates the bass note/strum technique and shows how melodies can easily be integrated into known chord patterns. There are also sections that will help you transpose tunes into almost any other key desired – a very important and useful skill, especially in group-playing situations.
Running time: 01:19:00
Video: MPEG2 720×480 9000 kbps NTSC: 4:3 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 192 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4.2 Gb