"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!"
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GETTING STARTEDBars Finger Picks Thumb Picks Strings Capos Using A Capo Capo Maintenance Tuning By Ear Using A Tuner
RIGHT-HAND TECHNIQUERight Hand Placement Anchoring and Picking Beginning Rolls Rolls Part 2 Rolls Part 3 Rolls Part 4 Ground Speed Roll The Rake Natural Harmonics Blocking
LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUEHolding the Bar Pt 1 Holding the Bar Pt 2 Getting Tone Bar Pressure Pt 1 Bar Pressure Pt 2 Blocking Behind the Bar Hammer Ons & Pull Offs Pt 1 Hammer Ons & Pull Offs Pt 2 Slants Josh Graves' Slant Hawaiian Slants Harmonics & Chimes
HARMONYIntro to Major Chords Basic Chord Progressions Minor Chords Moving From Chord to Chord Single Notes Into Chords
SCALESG Major Scale Noting & Sliding Finding Unisons The A Minor Scale E Minor Sounds Pentatonic Scale Basics
THE BLUESJD's Blues (Performance) JD's Blues (Explained) Walk-ups, Walk-downs and Turnarounds
MUSICIANSHIPPhrasing & Dynamics Role of the Dobro™ Pt 1 Role of the Dobro™ Pt 2 Bluegrass Band Role of the Dobro™ Pt 3 That Reso Sound Good Posture Good Posture Pt 2 - Standing Mic Techniques: Shure SM57
LICKSPentatonic Licks Wabash Cannonball G Run Lick G Roll Lead Up
GEARMy Guitars Picks & Bar Cases Pedals & Pedalboard The Fishman Aura
MAINTENANCE (with Paul Beard)Parts of the Resonator Guitar Buzzes and Rattles Cones and More Changing the Cone The Hipshot System
SONGSWhen You and I Were Young Maggie Fireball Mail The Cincinnati Rag The Knoxville Girl Greensleeves
FINAL THOUGHTSFinal Thoughts
RESOURCESHow to Navigate The Course - PDF The Nashville Number System - PDF Basic Music Theory Major Scales and Triads - PDF Budget Reso Manufacturers All Course TABs Background Drones In Various Keys Browser Settings for PDF files Blank TAB