20 Essential Bluegrass Licks DVD from Guitar World

20 Essential Bluegrass LicksThe good folks at Guitar World magazine, who specialize in rock music, have a new DVD title in their Essential Licks series for bluegrass pickers – or guitarists who want to give it a try.

20 Essential Bluegrass Licks is just that, along with some performance tips and bluegrass rhythm basics, and a tab booklet. Like the other titles in this series, the new DVD is designed for folks with some background in guitar, ideal for someone who already plays, but may be new to flatpicking.

Topics covered include:

  • Standard Strum
  • Alternating Bass Lines
  • Walk-ups
  • Hammer-On, Offs
  • Flatpicking Melodies
  • Banjo-Style Forward and Backward Rolls
  • Irish Fiddle-Style Licks

The material is taught by Michael Penque, a multi-instrumentalist with experience playing and teaching both bluegrass and jazz. He is a former member of the band Cletus and the Barnburners.

20 Essential Bluegrass Licks is available from the Guitar World web site for $9.99.

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