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Instruments > Guitar > Bluegrass Guitar with Chris Eldridge

Bluegrass Guitar
with Chris Eldridge

Join the guitarist and founding member of Punch Brothers as he explores the building blocks of how music works. This guided path of bluegrass guitar lessons was hand-crafted by Chris himself and designed to take any level of player on a journey toward mastering guitar and acoustic music. Learn classic Bluegrass standards and some of Chris’ original music, plus exercises, technique builders and a mindfullness for developing productive playing habits.

Fundamental guitar chords/scalesGuitar Tabs + Tracks

Phrasing Tools and ExercisesSoloing Techniques

Bluegrass Guitar with Chris Eldridge

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. Chris 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 Chris. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your guitar playing skills.

Top Quality Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Deep dive into bluegrass guitar

About Chris Eldridge


Widely considered one of the premier acoustic guitarists of the modern era, Chris “Critter” Eldridge has cofounded and performed around the globe with some of the most prolific groups in the modern bluegrass scene. Most commonly known as the guitarist and co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning bluegrass outfit, Punch Brothers, Chris has brought his unique acoustic guitar stylings to a handful of bluegrass’ most successful and influential groups, including acclaimed jamgrass quintet, The Infamous Stringdusters, seminal bluegrass group, The Seldom Scene, and Chris Thile’s Live from Here radio show house band, to name a few. In addition to eight Grammy nominations to date and one Grammy win in 2018, Chris was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by the Americana Music Association in 2019. Throughout his illustrious career, Chris has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in pop, bluegrass, rock, and jazz, including Paul Simon, Renée Fleming, John Paul Jones, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake, T-Bone Burnett, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, The War and Treaty, Jerry Douglas, I’m With Her, and Del McCoury. He also performs in an acoustic duo alongside jazz guitar virtuoso Julian Lage. Like many world-class guitar players, Chris calls Nashville, TN his home and has been teaching at ArtistWorks since October 2021.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons


 Level 1

  • Parts of the Guitar
  • Posture & Holding the Guitar
  • Tuning the Guitar
  • The Layout of Notes on the Guitar
  • Holding the Pick
  • General Left Hand Technique
  • Introduction to Chords
  • Right Hand - How to Strum
  • Changing Chords
  • The Boom-Chuck Rhythm Approach
  • "Will the Circle be Unbroken" - Key of G Major
  • "Will the Circle be Unbroken" - Key of C Major

+ Level 2

+ Level 3

+ Level 4

+ Level 5

+ Level 6

+ Level 7

+ Level 8

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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
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