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Instruments > Guitar > Reverb Bryan Sutton Lessons

Flatpick Guitar
with Bryan Sutton

Bryan Sutton captures his Grammy-winning bluegrass sound in this rich library of flatpicking guitar lessons. Students have unlimited access to hundreds of video lessons, guitar tabs, backing tracks, and much more. Learn how to play bluegrass guitar from a true master.

 Guitar Improvisation  Lead & rhythm techniques

 Tons of play along tracks  Bluegrass standards tabs

Bryan Sutton online music lessons

What You'll Learn


What ultimately sets these bluegrass guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Bryan reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Bryan. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Bryan Sutton


Bryan Sutton is arguably the best flatpick guitarist since the late great Doc Watson. During his eclectic career, he has appeared as a leading session guitarist on albums from Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Rhonda Vincent, and more. He has also played in the legendary bluegrass bands Kentucky Thunder and Hot Rize. Bryan picked up guitar from his dad at the age of 8 and won his first Grammy award in 2007. He's received IBMA's 'Guitarist of the Year' eight times. Bryan joined the ArtistWorks family in 2011, launching a dedicated bluegrass guitar course for students around the globe.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons


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Basic Guitar

Introduction to Basic
Posture
Introduction to Flatpicking Flow
Rhythm within Flatpicking Flow
Tone within Flatpicking Flow
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Musicality within Flatpicking Flow
Submit a Placement Video
Single Note Drill
Rest Strokes
Volume
Picking Pattern - Exercise 1
Picking Pattern - Exercise 2
Picking Pattern - Exercise 3
Fretting Hand and Arm Fundamentals
4 Fingers on 4 Frets
Common Scale Shapes with Open Strings - Major Scales
Common Scale Variations - Major Pentatonic Scales
Common Scale Variations - Minor Pentatonic Scales
Using Scales in the Context of Bluegrass
Hammer-Ons
Pull-Offs
Slides
Tuning the Guitar
Using a Capo
Bryan's General Practice Guidelines
The Video Exchange Process
Mindfulness - The Inner Game
Mindfulness Exercise
Self-Compassion
The Basic Rhythm Guitar Toolbox
How Chords Are Built
How 7th Chords Are Built
Common Chord Shapes in Bluegrass
Changing Chords within a Key Center
The Boom Chuck Style & Sound
Changing Chords in Rhythm
Walking Bass
Alternating Bass
Strum Embellishment
“You Are My Sunshine” - Rhythm (Basic)
“Cry Cry Darlin” - Rhythm (Basic)
“Blue Moon of Kentucky” - Rhythm (Basic)
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” - Rhythm (Basic)
“My Home Across the Blue Ridge Mountains” - Rhythm (Basic)
“Little Maggie” - Rhythm (Basic)
Reading Tablature
Gear Chat
"Arkansas Traveler" (Basic)
“Big Sciota” (Basic)
“Bill Cheatham” (Basic)
"Billy in the Lowground" (Basic)
"Blackberry Blossom" (Basic)
“Black Mountain Rag” (Basic)
“Cherokee Shuffle” (Basic)
"Clinch Mountain Backstep" (Basic)
“Dark Hollow” (Basic)
“Daley's Reel” (Basic)
"Down The Road" (Basic)
"Fireball Mail" (Basic)
“Forked Deer” (Basic)
“Give Me Back My 15 Cents” (Basic)
“Gold Rush” (Basic)
“I Am a Pilgrim” (Basic)
“Jerusalem Ridge” (Basic)
“Jimmy Brown” (Basic)
“Kitchen Girl” (Basic)
“Lonesome Fiddle Blues” (Basic)
"Lonesome Moonlight Waltz" (Basic)
“Margaret's Waltz” (Basic)
“Old Joe Clark” (Basic)
“Over the Waterfall” (Basic)
“Red Haired Boy” (Basic)
“Red Wing” (Basic)
"Salt Creek" (Basic)
“Shady Grove” (Basic)
“Soldier's Joy” (Basic)
“Squirrel Hunters” (Basic)
“St. Anne's Reel” (Basic)
"The Storms are on the Ocean" (Basic)
“Temperance Reel” (Basic)
“Turkey in the Straw” (Basic)
“Whiskey Before Breakfast” (Basic)
“Wildwood Flower” (Basic)

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Intermediate Guitar

“Dark Hollow” - Key of C - Rhythm (Intermediate)
Introduction to Intermediate
Hammer and Pull (Key of G) - Exercise 1
Hammer (Key of C) - Exercise 1
Hammer and Pull (Key of D) - Exercise 1
The Intermediate Rhythm Guitar Toolbox
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Alternating Bass Using a Scale
Submit a Placement Video
Choices & Voices to Fit the Song
Fast Rhythm - Breakneck Bluegrass Speed
The G Run
“The Tennessee Waltz” - Key of C - Rhythm (Intermediate)
“John Hardy” - Key of G - Rhythm (Intermediate)
“Nine Pound Hammer” - Key of A (Capo 2) - Rhythm (Intermediate)
“Big Mon” - Key of A (Capo 2) - Rhythm (Intermediate)
The 3 Tempo Method for Building Speed - Introduction
The 3 Tempo Method for Building Speed - Tempo 1
The 3 Tempo Method for Building Speed - Tempo 2
The 3 Tempo Method for Building Speed - Tempo 3
Common Major Scale Shapes with No Open Strings
Common Scale Shapes with No Open Strings - Major Pentatonic Scales
Common Scale Shapes with No Open Strings - Minor Pentatonic Scales
Opening Up the Fretboard - The 3 Shape Method
The 3 Shape Method - Exercise 1
The 3 Shape Method - Exercise 2
The 3 Shape Method - Exercise 3
Fretboard - Exercise 1
Fretboard - Exercise 2
Fretboard - Exercise 3
Fiddle Tune Up the Neck - “Arkansas Traveler”
Introduction to Crosspicking
Crosspicking (Key of G) - Exercise 1
Crosspicking (Key of G) - Exercise 2
Crosspicking (Key of C) - Exercise 1
Crosspicking (Key of C) - Exercise 2
Crosspicking with Hammer-Ons (Key of C) - Exercise 1
Crosspicking - Etude 1
Crosspicking - Etude 2
Opening the Door to Variations & Improvisation
Strums & Scales Exercise 1
Strums & Scales Exercise 2
"Arkansas Traveler" (Intermediate)
"Big Sciota" (Intermediate)
“Bill Cheatham” (Intermediate)
"Billy in the Lowground" (Intermediate)
"Blackberry Blossom" (Intermediate)
“Black Mountain Rag” (Intermediate)
“Cherokee Shuffle” (Intermediate)
"Clinch Mountain Backstep" (Intermediate)
“Dark Hollow” (Intermediate)
“Daley's Reel” (Intermediate)
"Down The Road" (Intermediate)
"Fireball Mail" (Intermediate)
“Forked Deer” (Intermediate)
“Give Me Back My 15 Cents” (Intermediate)
“Gold Rush” (Intermediate)
“High Heel Shoe” (Intermediate)
“I Am a Pilgrim” (Intermediate)
“Jerusalem Ridge” (Intermediate)
“Jimmy Brown” (Intermediate)
“Kitchen Girl” (Intermediate)
"Lonesome Fiddle Blues" (Intermediate)
"Lonesome Moonlight Waltz" (Intermediate)
“Margaret's Waltz” (Intermediate)
“Old Joe Clark” (Intermediate)
“Over the Waterfall” (Intermediate)
“Red Haired Boy” (Intermediate)
“Red Wing” (Intermediate)
"Salt Creek" (Intermediate)
“Shady Grove” (Intermediate)
“Soldier's Joy” (Intermediate)
“Squirrel Hunters” (Intermediate)
“St. Anne's Reel” (Intermediate)
"The Storms are on the Ocean" (Intermediate)
“Temperance Reel” (Intermediate)
“Turkey in the Straw” (Intermediate)
“Whiskey Before Breakfast” (Intermediate)
“Wildwood Flower” (Intermediate)
Community Arrangement Project - Angelina Baker
Community Arrangement Project - Beaumont Rag

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Advanced Guitar

Introduction to Advanced
The Advanced Rhythm Guitar Toolbox
Rhythm with Crosspicking - Exercise 1
Rhythm with Crosspicking - Exercise 2
Chords & Scales
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Melody Awareness
Submit a Placement Video
“St. Anne's Reel” - Key of D (Capo 2) - Advanced Rhythm
“Big Sandy River” - Key of A (Capo 2) - Advanced Rhythm
“Whiskey Before Breakfast” - Key of D (Capo 2) - Advanced Rhythm
“Banks of the Ohio” - Key of D - Advanced Rhythm
“Salty Dog” - Key of G - Advanced Rhythm
“Big Sciota” - Key of G - Advanced Rhythm
Improvisation in Bluegrass Guitar
Improvisation Building Block 1 - Fretboard Fluency
Advanced Strums & Scales Exercise 1
Advanced Strums & Scales Exercise 2
Relative Minor Exercise 1
Relative Minor Exercise 2
Adding Attitude
Mixolydian Mode
Improvisation Building Block 2 - Melody & Song Structure
Melody & Song Structure - Internalizing a Song
Improvisation Building Block 3 - Listening, Reacting & Communication
Advice for Improvisation Practice - Notice the Chords
Advice for Improvisation Practice - Notice the Melody
Advice for Improvisation Practice - Notice a Theme or Motif
Tags & Endings
“Blackberry Blossom” - Improvisation Demonstration
“Salt Creek” - Improvisation Demonstration
“Down the Road” - Improvisation Demonstration
“Your Love is Like a Flower” - Improvisation Demonstration
“Bury Me Beneath the Willow” - Improvisation Demonstration
“Nine Pound Hammer” - Improvisation Demonstration
Introduction to Etudes
Advanced Etude 1 (Key of G)
Advanced Etude 2 (Key of G)
Advanced Etude 1 (Key of D)
Advanced Etude 2 (Key of D)
Advanced Etude 1 (Key of C)
Bluegrass Guitar Etude (Key of D)
Bluegrass Guitar Etude (Key of C)
Bluegrass Guitar Etude (Key of G)
Bluegrass Guitar (Key of G) - Exercise 1
Bluegrass Guitar (Key of G) - Exercise 2
Bluegrass Guitar (Key of D) - Exercise 1
Advanced Slide & Crosspick - Exercise 1
Advanced Crosspicking (Key of E minor) - Exercise 1
Advanced Flatpicking (Key of A minor) - Etude 1
"Arkansas Traveler" (Advanced)
“Big Sciota” (Advanced)
“Bill Cheatham” (Advanced)
"Billy in the Lowground" (Advanced)
"Blackberry Blossom" (Advanced)
“Black Mountain Rag” (Advanced)
“Cherokee Shuffle” (Advanced)
"Clinch Mountain Backstep" (Advanced)
“Daley's Reel” (Advanced)
“Dark Hollow“ (Advanced)
“Decision at Glady Fork” (Advanced)
"Down The Road" (Advanced)
"Fireball Mail" (Advanced)
“Forked Deer” (Advanced)
“Give Me Back My 15 Cents” (Advanced)
“Gold Rush” (Advanced)
“High Heel Shoe” (Advanced)
"I Am a Pilgrim" (Advanced)
“Jerusalem Ridge” (Advanced)
“Jimmy Brown” (Advanced)
“Kitchen Girl” (Advanced)
"Lonesome Fiddle Blues" (Advanced)
"Lonesome Moonlight Waltz" (Advanced)
“Margaret's Waltz” (Advanced)
“Old Joe Clark” (Advanced)
“Over the Waterfall” (Advanced)
“Red Haired Boy” (Advanced)
“Red Wing” (Advanced)
"Salt Creek" (Advanced)
“Shady Grove” (Advanced)
“Soldier's Joy” (Advanced)
“Squirrel Hunters” (Advanced)
“St. Anne's Reel” (Advanced)
"The Storms are on the Ocean" (Advanced)
“Temperance Reel” (Advanced)
“Turkey in the Straw” (Advanced)
“Whiskey Before Breakfast” (Advanced)
“Wildwood Flower” (Advanced)

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The Improv Workshop

An Introduction to the Improv Workshop
Improvisation: Nine Pound Hammer
(Basic) Improvisation: Ragtime Annie - Rhythm
(Intermediate) Improvisation: Ragtime Annie - Rhythm
(Advanced) Improvisation: Ragtime Annie - Rhythm: Chord Voicing Embellishments
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Submit a Placement Video

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30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018

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