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Instruments > Guitar > Flatpick Guitar with Bryan Sutton

Bluegrass Guitar Lessons Online
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' ten times. Bryan joined the ArtistWorks family in 2011, launching a dedicated bluegrass guitar course for students around the globe.

Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

 Basic Guitar

  • Introduction to Basic
  • Posture
  • Introduction to Flatpicking Flow
  • Rhythm within Flatpicking Flow
  • Tone within Flatpicking Flow
  • Musicality within Flatpicking Flow
  • 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)
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
  • Submit a Placement Video

+ Intermediate Guitar

+ Advanced Guitar

+ The Improv Workshop

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What's In This Plan

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Acoustic Guitar 101