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Bryan Sutton Secrets for Successful Flatpicking

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15 Videos | Length: 1hr 54min 42sec
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  • Chapter 1 6:00

    Chapter 1

    In this video, Bryan starts off with an amazing performance on the acoustic guitar. Then Bryan talks about his background in guitar playing.

  • Chapter 2 4:13

    Chapter 2

    Bryan starts this video talking about his right hand technique, and shares some handy advice that will help your sound in flatpicking.

  • Chapter 3 5:36

    Chapter 3

    In this video, Bryan talks about up strokes and down strokes, and the concept of a rest stroke. Bryan then shows you some great hand positions to help your sound and playability.

  • Chapter 4 4:36

    Chapter 4

    Bryan talks about building up speed and some advice on how to practice.

  • Chapter 5 9:10

    Chapter 5

    Bryan talks about combining your left and right hand playing, and focuses on how to keep both of your hands performing at their best.

  • Chapter 6 18:22

    Chapter 6

    Bryan talks about hammer-ons and pull-offs, and shows you how to get the sound just right while you practice at home.

  • Chapter 7 3:49

    Chapter 7

    Bryan talks about his favorite licks that he uses in different songs.

  • Chapter 8 11:33

    Chapter 8

    In this video, Bryan shows some great practice techniques and how to improve the songs you already know.

  • Chapter 9 8:24

    Chapter 9

    Bryan reviews a bit about what he's talked about so far. He also introduces Cody and performs a bluegrass song.

  • Chapter 10 4:40

    Chapter 10

    In this video Bryan talks a bit more about speed and improving your licks by practicing some of these routines.

  • Chapter 11 6:45

    Chapter 11

    Bryan speeds things up even more with another great performance. He then shows us some of the quick licks he was playing after slowing down and focusing on each movement.

  • Chapter 12 6:45

    Chapter 12

    Bryan brings things back down in tempo with another performance, then talks a bit about what they played and how to learn it all for yourself.

  • Chapter 13 1:20

    Chapter 13

    In this video, Bryan gives us an awesome performance on the acoustic guitar.

  • Chapter 14 8:09

    Chapter 14

    In this video, Bryan jumps into the "Beaumont Rag" and talks about more concepts and application.

  • Chapter 15 15:20

    Chapter 15

    In this final video, Bryan talks about some different picking techniques he uses in "Beaumont Rag". He then gives some final words before playing one last performance.

Product Overview


This extraordinary series is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his "tricks of the trade" to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship.

Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and passes along tips on how to keep your picking hand and arm tension-free and your fretting hand supple and quick. He provides drills and exercises, teaching an arsenal of licks, bends, double stops, slides and other devices that will help you build powerful and memorable solos.

In a special section on rhythm playing, Bryan plays backup to Cody Kilby's lead solos and shows how, by varying his chords and bass runs, he builds a groove and enhances the tune. He breaks down, in detail, famous bluegrass jam session tunes - Daley's Reel, Texas Gales, Wild Bill Jones and Beaumont Rag - each of which shows a different aspect of the flatpick experience.


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