Here are some of the dobro lessons covered in the Andy Hall Bluegrass Dobro School. Each comes with associated tab, where appropriate. It's the first time Andy has put it all together - in order - for beginning to advanced dobro players.

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Andy Hall Dobro Lessons

Beginner Dobro Lessons

  • Introduction To Basic Dobro
  • History of The Dobro
  • Parts of The Dobro
  • How To Hold The Dobro
  • Picks, Capo, and Gear
  • Names of the Strings and Tuning
  • Changing Your Strings
  • How To Wear The Picks
  • How To Read Tabs
  • Basic Right Hand Technique
  • Under The Bar
  • Basic Left Hand Technique
  • Getting The Hands Working Together - Part 1
  • Getting The Hands Working Together - Part 2
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb - Part 1
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb - Part 2
  • The Key of G - Part 1
  • The Key of G - Part 2
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Part 1
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Part 2
  • Slides - Part 1
  • Slides - Part 2
  • Introduction To Chords
  • C Major Scale - Open
  • C Major Scale - Closed
  • Wildwood Flower - Key of C - Part 1
  • Wildwood Flower - Key of C - Part 2
  • Basic Chord Progressions - Part 1
  • Basic Chord Progressions - Part 2
  • The Camptown Races - Part 1
  • The Camptown Races - Part 2
  • Basic Rhythm Chops - Part 1
  • Basic Rhythm Chops - Part 2
  • Beginning Forward Rolls
  • Beginning Reverse Rolls
  • D Major Scale - Open
  • D Major Scale - Closed
  • Midnight On The Stormy Deep - Part 1
  • Midnight On The Stormy Deep - Part 2
  • Playing Standing Up
  • Using a Capo - Part 1
  • Using a Capo - Part 2
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 1
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 2
  • Learning The Neck
  • How To Learn Songs By Ear
  • Amazing Grace
  • Maiden's Prayer
  • Aloha Oe
  • Poor Boy's Delight
  • The Little Girl I Left Behind Me

Intermediate Dobro Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Efficiency of Motion
  • Rolls Part 1
  • Rolls Part 2: "Salty Dog Blues"
  • Picking Patterns: Alternating Bass Strings
  • Expanding The Key Of D
  • Expanding The Key Of D Part 2
  • "Angeline The Baker"
  • Closed Position D Minor
  • Open and Closed G Minor
  • Octaves
  • Intonation
  • Sound Quality
  • Playing Over 12 Bar Blues
  • The Blues
  • The Blues: Rhythmic Elements
  • The Blues: Vocabulary, Riffs, and Licks
  • The Blues: Vocabulary and Expression
  • The Blues: 7th Chords
  • "12 Bar Blues"
  • Chopping: The Next Step
  • Chopping: Minor Chords
  • Chord Backup
  • "Wildwood Flower" Chord Melody
  • Reducing Excess Noise
  • Minor Chords: Other Open Chord Options
  • Minor Chords
  • Expanding the Key of G: 2nd Position Major Pentatonic - Part 1
  • Expanding the Key of G: 2nd Position Minor Pentatonic - Part 2
  • "Cluck Old Hen"
  • Hammer-ons and Pull-offs
  • Harmonics
  • "Silver Bells"
  • Slants: Two Note, Forward Slants
  • Slants: Three Note, Forward Slants
  • Slants: Reverse Slants
  • Slants:"Wildwood Flower"
  • Old School Dobro
  • "Wabash Cannonball"
  • Embellishments
  • A Blues Open Positions
  • E Blues Exercises
  • "Deep Ellum Blues"
  • A Minor Scale
  • "Shady Grove"
  • E Minor Scale
  • B Minor Scale
  • Playing in 3/4 or Waltz Time
  • "Dead Cedar Waltz"
  • Metronome: The Next Step
  • "May The Circle Be Unbroken"
  • Major Arpeggios
  • Minor Arpeggios
  • "Wayfaring Stranger"
  • Left Hand Efficiency Over Chord Changes
  • How To "Dobroify" A Melody If Needed
  • "Kentucky Waltz"
  • Rake Scales
  • Increasing Feel & Emotion
  • Making Rolls Musical
  • “Salt Creek”
  • Maximizing Practice Time
  • Breaking Free From Scales
  • Guiding the Chord Changes
  • Harmonizing a Melody
  • Introduction to Weissenborn
  • “Down in the Willow Garden” on the Weisssenborn

Advanced Dobro Lessons

  • Pick Blocking
  • Behind The Bar
  • Chicken Pickin
  • "Forked Deer"
  • Low String Bass Notes
  • Playing With Intent
  • Rolls: The Final Frontier - Banjo Style
  • Melodic Style Playing
  • "Arkansas Traveler"
  • Fiddle Tunes On The Dobro
  • "St. Annes Reel"
  • Swing Tunes and using The 6th Note
  • More Rhythm Techniques
  • Open B Position
  • "Angeline The Baker" (in open D)
  • "Black Rock"
  • Alternate Tunings Part 1: Open D
  • Alternate Tunings Part 2: Pedal Steel Sound
  • Alternate Tunings Part 3: E Minor and G 6th
  • Alternate Tunings Part 4: D6
  • Theory and Chord Scales
  • Improvising and Writing
  • Right Hand Dynamics
  • Hammer-ons and Pull-offs: The Next Step
  • Diminished Scales and Chords
  • Passing and Chromatic Notes
  • Ear Training: The Copycat Exercise
  • Building Solos
  • Solo: "Always You"
  • Kickoffs and Endings
  • The Mental Game of Performance
  • Advanced Right Hand Technique
  • "Soldiers Joy"
  • Major 7 Arpeggios
  • Chord Substitutions
  • Alternate Picking
  • “Bill Cheatham”
  • “Greensleeves”
  • “Lucky Shuffle”
  • Getting Drive in Closed Position
  • Advanced Passing Notes

Special Guests

  • Andy Hall with Sally Van Meter
  • Andy Hall with Ned Luberecki
  • Andy Hall with Mike Marshall
  • Andy Hall with Ferrell Stowe

Performances & More

  • The Infamous Stringdusters Live at The Independent
  • Andy Hall Chats with Sally Van Meter
  • Set with Scott Law
  • Set with Mike Marshall