Dobro Classes

Keith Yoder




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!