Dobro Classes

David Hamburger - Fingerstyle Guitar
Tim May - Guitar / Dobro

Dobro is no longer the red headed stepchild of bluegrass and country music. Dobro classes will give you a foundation for traditional and modern styles of lap-style slide guitar in G major tuning, including:

  • Easy-to-play vintage Dobro licks based around the straight-bar major chords, and how to use them to build a solo or play backup—all the tricks of the trade that would have made a Grand Ole Opry audience go wild in the 1950s!
  • Extensive right and left hand exercises to improve your picking, sliding, intonation, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and rolls.
  • Strategies for finding chord tones (and hence the melody) within the scale, but away from the straight-bar chords, which will improve your ability to construct a solo in a modern bluegrass Dobro style that incorporates open strings, hammer-ons, pull-offs, etc.
  • How to add some blues licks.
  • How to find minor chords in G major tuning, and how to use that knowledge to help you play effective melodies over minor chords.
  • What to do when you’re not soloing or filling: a few different ways to play rhythm and add texture.
  • A few great Dobro tunes to add to your repertoire
  • And plenty more!

2016 Teachers


Tony Trischka

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Jim Hurst

Dix Bruce

Tim May


Dix Bruce

Nate Lee


Gretchen Priest

Nate Lee


Finger Style Guitar

Dave Hamburger

Sam Swank

Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas



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