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Instruments > Guitar > Flatpick Guitar with Bryan Sutton

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

Flatpick Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton

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

 Basic Guitar

  • Introduction to Bluegrass Guitar
  • Posture
  • Tuning the Guitar
  • Picking Hand Fundamentals
  • Fretting Hand Fundamentals
  • Combining Picking Hand and Fretting Hand
  • Fundamentals of Practice
  • Introduction to Picking Pattern Exercises
  • Picking Pattern - Exercise 1
  • Picking Pattern - Exercise 2
  • Picking Pattern - Exercise 3
  • Rhythm and Chords Overview
  • Major Chords
  • The "Boom Chuck" Sound
  • Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 1
  • Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 2
  • Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 3
  • Changing Chords in Rhythm - Exercise 4
  • “You Are My Sunshine” (Basic)
  • “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (Basic)
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Basic)
  • “Cry Cry Darlin” (Basic)
  • “My Home Across the Blue Ridge Mountains” (Basic)
  • “Little Maggie” (Basic)
  • Introduction to Single Note Playing
  • The Major Scales
  • The Pentatonic Scales
  • Chord Theory
  • Walking Bass
  • Reading Tablature
  • Beginning Hammer-Ons
  • Hammer-Ons: Exercise 1
  • Beginning Pull-Offs
  • Pull-Offs: Exercise 1
  • Beginning Slides
  • Slides: Exercise 1
  • “Wildwood Flower” (Basic)
  • Using a Capo
  • “Big Sciota” (Basic)
  • "Billy in the Lowground" (Basic)
  • "Blackberry Blossom" (Basic)
  • "Clinch Mountain Backstep" (Basic)
  • “Daley's Reel” (Basic)
  • "Down The Road" (Basic)
  • "Fireball Mail" (Basic) - NEW!
  • “Give Me Back My 15 Cents” (Basic)
  • “Gold Rush” (Basic)
  • “Jerusalem Ridge” (Basic)
  • “Jimmy Brown” (Basic)
  • “Kitchen Girl” (Basic)
  • "Lonesome Moonlight Waltz" (Basic)
  • “Over the Waterfall” (Basic)
  • “Red Haired Boy” (Basic)
  • “Red Wing” (Basic)
  • "Salt Creek" (Basic)
  • “Shady Grove” (Basic)
  • “Soldier's Joy” (Basic)
  • "The Storms are on the Ocean" (Basic)
  • “Turkey in the Straw” (Basic)
  • “Whiskey Before Breakfast” (Basic)
  • “Forked Deer” (Basic) -NEW!
  • “I Am a Pilgrim” (Basic) -NEW!
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
  • Submit a Placement Video

+ Intermediate Guitar

+ Advanced Guitar

+ The Improv Workshop

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