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Vocal & Vocal Harmony Classes

Vocal segments will feature many aspects of
singing, especially singing with other people:

  • How to sing without hurting yourself or others
  • Great duet singing
  • How to find the parts
  • Bluegrass tenor, alto & bass parts – what that really means
  • Gospel-style harmony

Dobro Classes

  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


Clawhammer Banjo

Clawhammer Banjo classes will feature all aspects of clawhammer playing, including: How to use your left and right hands more efficiently


Mandolin Classes

Dix Bruce and Keith Yoder will alternate teaching mandolin and guitar.Mandolin classes will feature all aspects of playing, including: Pick direction How to incorporate melody into your breaks Chords 101 Monroe style Playing up the neck How to learn by ear more efficiently Fundamentals of backup How to pick out tunes Creating your own solos