"A deep dive into the sounds and techniques of three great masters and an explanation of the influence they had on me and all Dobro players that came after."
Beecher Kirby (Brother Oswald) learned the Hawaiian guitar techniques of slides, slants, harmonics and trills and applied them to String Band music with Roy Acuff.
Kirby was prominently featured during Acuff's Opry appearances and his pioneering playing brought the exciting sound of the Dobro into the national consciousness.
(Uncle) Josh Graves was given a formidable task: compete with Earl Scruggs' virtuosic banjo rolls & become a unique solo voice in one of the greatest Bluegrass bands ever.
Much of what we consider the Bluegrass Dobro vocabulary started out with Josh and his clever and musical applications of the Dobro sound. A true innovator that defined the role of the Dobro in Bluegrass.
Mike Auldridge took the next major leap forward with the Dobro. He began playing and writing non-Bluegrass tunes and his band, the legendary Seldom Scene, had their own unique take on the standard repertoire.
Mike showed us all that the Dobro had a place in any genre of music, a perspective I have adopted since first hearing him.
DETAILED TABLATURE AND NOTATION
15 Complete TABs of Jerry's Performances From the Course
Professionally Transcribed by Mike Witcher and Abbie Gardner
MESSAGE FROM JERRY
& COURSE CLIPS
Become a better musician and a more well-rounded artist
Come away with a greater appreciation for the music itself
Learn about the pioneers - an essential step towards mastering your craft
Develop your own unique style as you gain a deeper understanding of the music you're playing
JERRY'S STUDENTS SAY:
“Continually looking forward to spending time with the wealth of material.
Worth every penny and then some!
Kudos to JD and the crew for a job well done. Thank you thank you.”
"I’m finding it very inspirational in re-energizing me to work on the Dobro. Thanks Jerry. Just what’s needed these days !"
"Thanks for going through the pioneering archives and leading us to the legit core stuff."
"Thank you so much for this amazing course. I'm hoping to raise my game. Great job!"
"Could anyone have a more perfect professor? Wowsers."
"This is just what I need, thank you Jerry!"