Bluegrass Jamming Essentials from AcuTab

AcuTab Publications has released the fifth DVD in their Power Pickin’ series designed to help serious students of bluegrass music improve their craft, and get more enjoyment from the time they spend with their instrument.

Bluegrass Jamming Essentials – Play With The Pros is just what the title implies. The 2.5 hour video starts with an overview of the basic roles of the bass, mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle in the band setting, and address such crucial topics as tuning, choosing keys and tempos, proper capo use and more. Other concepts covered include backup and fills, soloing, playing with drive, a variety of song formats, and communication within a band while playing.

But unlike similar titles on the market, this DVD features top touring professionals doing the demonstrations, and providing an all-star rhythm section with whom you can play along. Here, Bill Evans and Megan Lynch lead an all-star band through both basics and more advanced material using bluegrass standards and songs from recent recordings.

It features Adam Steffey on mandolin, Tim Stafford on guitar, David Thomas on bass, with Bill on banjo and Megan on fiddle.

Here’s a look at the video trailer…

Bluegrass Jamming Essentials sells for $35 on DVD, or via download at Instant Bluegrass, AcuTab’s new online digital video distribution service.

Share this:

About the Author

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.