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Learning Bluegrass Dobro

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    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

    4:47

    Cindy introduces herself before describing what we'll be learning in this video, along with a few tips on holding and picking your Dobro.

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    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

    5:36

    Cindy discusses the "Stevens Bar" and why it's more comfortable. Cindy continues on basic instruction, including going from chord to chord.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

    3:40

    In this video, Cindy talks about bar technique, moving chords, hand placement and more.

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    Tutorial 4

    Chapter 4

    7:17

    Cindy gets pickin' with rhythm styles, rhythm chop and some good advice on helping you control the Dobro.

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    Tutorial 5

    Chapter 5

    7:01

    In this video, Cindy talks about melodies, scales and steps. Cindy demonstrates with a few helpful formulas and diagrams.

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    Tutorial 6

    Chapter 6

    8:31

    Cindy plays the melody from the song "Wildwood Flower" and shows you each part to help you learn it for yourself.

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    Tutorial 7

    Chapter 7

    2:59

    Cindy continues discussing and demonstrating picking notes in different patterns and finding them at different places on the neck.

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    Tutorial 8

    Chapter 8

    10:34

    In this video, Cindy breaks down the last part of "Sailors Hornpipe".

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    Tutorial 9

    Chapter 9

    8:41

    Cindy discusses the importance of relaxing your hands while practicing before jumping into some bluegrass.

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    Tutorial 10

    Chapter 10

    7:49

    Continuing down the bluegrass trail, Cindy brings in the band for "Fireball Mail" and helps with maintaining groove, forward rolls and different options you can use to get different sounds.

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    Tutorial 11

    Chapter 11

    6:55

    Cindy explores Minor Chords and techniques.

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    Tutorial 12

    Chapter 12

    9:59

    In this video, Cindy gets back to "Wayfaring Stranger", and takes you through the different parts.

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    Tutorial 13

    Chapter 13

    10:21

    In this final video, Cindy talks about the history of the Dobro, the different parts of the Dobro, and a few of her favorite Dobros. Cindy and the band plays us one last tune for the road.

Here is a hands-on Dobro course that will teach you to play your favorite bluegrass and country tunes in no-time, even if you've never played before! Jam-packed with information, this series by Dobro pro Cindy Cashdollar utilizes close-ups and split screens, pdf booklet and easy-to-follow instruction to make it easy for you to learn Dobro like a pro!

Cindy Cashdollar, one of the shining stars of the Dobro and lap steel world, helps you develop accuracy and good intonation, and increases your depth of musical knowledge. She details essential techniques such as right hand rolls, rhythm picking, crosspicking, tone control, hammer-ons and pull-offs, damping, chord building, and how the scales and chords fit together to form major and minor melodies.

Cindy even discusses Dobro construction and maintenance to give you a full understanding of your instrument. To help you put all this information together, Cindy teaches four all-time favorite country tunes, each one illustrating a different technique, key or style to prepare you for further Dobro adventures. Get going today!

Speedriff
Submitted 10 months ago

Great Beginner Course

Great detailed course for beginning with the Dobro. The instructor goes into detail in what you need to begin playing and whew, can she play that thang!

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Dobro, steel guitar and lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar's career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many of the leading artists in contemporary music including Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Albert Lee, Asleep at the Wheel, Garrision Keillor, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoliel, Daniel Lanois, and Redd Volkaert.

Cindy's unerring ability to perfectly compliment a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo - and to do it in so many musical genres - has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Her debut CD, Slide Show, features guest artists comprising a Who's Who of the contemporary roots scene.

"Equally at home picking a vintage Dobro, an old National resonator guitar, or laying down fat horn voicings on a tripleneck 8-string steel, Cashdollar is a master of bluegrass, gutbucket blues, honky tonk, swampy R&B, and Western Swing." - Frets Magazine

And, in answer to her most frequently asked question, yes, Cashdollar is a real name.

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    Learning Bluegrass Dobro

    Here is a hands-on Dobro course that will teach you to play your favorite bluegrass and country tunes in no-time, even if you've never played before! Jam-packed with information, this series by Dobro pro Cindy Cashdollar utilizes close-ups and split screens, pdf booklet and easy-to-follow instruction to make it easy for you to learn Dobro like a pro!

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Learning Bluegrass Dobro is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Beginner Course Great detailed course for beginning with the Dobro. The instructor goes into detail in what you need to begin playing and whew, can she play that thang!
Date published: 2016-05-27