Guitar Tutorial

Learning Bluegrass Dobro

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13 Videos | Length: 1hr 34min 10sec
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  • Chapter 1 4:47

    Chapter 1

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

  • Chapter 2 5:36

    Chapter 2

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

  • Chapter 3 3:40

    Chapter 3

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

  • Chapter 4 7:17

    Chapter 4

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

  • Chapter 5 7:01

    Chapter 5

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

  • Chapter 6 8:31

    Chapter 6

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

  • Chapter 7 2:59

    Chapter 7

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

  • Chapter 8 10:34

    Chapter 8

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

  • Chapter 9 8:41

    Chapter 9

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

  • Chapter 10 7:49

    Chapter 10

    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.

  • Chapter 11 6:55

    Chapter 11

    Cindy explores Minor Chords and techniques.

  • Chapter 12 9:59

    Chapter 12

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

  • Chapter 13 10:21

    Chapter 13

    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.

Product Overview

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!

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