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The Resophonic Guitar With Jerry Douglas

A guided tour towards learning and mastering the Dobro™ guitar

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Jerry Says

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"I created this course for three different purposes —
 

  • To give beginner reso players a solid start by teaching foundational skills
     

  • To share insights with experienced players that can fix any bad habits they may have acquired
     

  • To offer fans of reso guitars an inside look at how it’s made and how it’s played"
     

The Resophonic Guitar serves both as a no-expiration stand-alone tutorial, and as the introduction to The Jerry Douglas Method, my upcoming comprehensive course.

FOUNDATIONS

INSIGHTS

PERFORMANCES

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JUST GETTING STARTED?

Jerry de-mystifies the resophonic guitar by breaking down basic concepts into easily learned lessons and gets you playing the right way, right away.

BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS?

Get rid of your bad habits and pick up some tips and insights from the premier reso player of his generation. Learn the essential exercises and techniques he uses in his own practice routine.

Learn how it's made and watch luthier Paul Beard explain the amazing mechanical process that creates "that sound".

Jerry covers the techniques and gear he prefers that will help you dial up a great tone no matter what gear you are using.

LOOKING FOR LICKS?

Jerry breaks down some classic reso licks and concepts and performs several solo pieces for study.

CURIOUS ABOUT THE RESO GUITAR?

LOOKING TO IMPROVE YOUR TONE?

Jerry's course includes an invitation to participate in the student-only Community - a place to hang out with your fellow students to share tips & tricks, discuss lessons, post pics and files, share links to videos, and more!

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Already gleaned several valuable nuances from this course while 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 loving everything JD touches on and it’s already taught me so many things the initial cost is solidly in the rearview mirror. No exaggeration when I describe it as a “wealth” of practical and helpful “pro” information.
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his course is the perfect type and amount of quality information for my growing needs."

“I’ve been playing for years and I signed up for this course and immediately found it helpful! . . . I’ve only watched a few lessons, but I already am glad I paid for this course. Definitely something in this for everyone."

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  • One Payment
     

  • Instant Access to 80+ lessons
     

  • No expiration date
     

  • Student Community

  • One Payment
     

  • Instant Access to 80+ lessons
     

  • No expiration date
     

  • Student Community

  • 3 Monthly Payments
    (Credit Card Only)

     

  • Instant Access to 80+ lessons
     

  • No expiration date
     

  • Student Community

  • 3 Monthly Payments
    (Credit Card Only)

     

  • Instant Access to 80+ lessons
     

  • No expiration date
     

  • Student Community

COURSE SYLLABUS

WELCOME


Welcome to the Course IMPORTANT: Latest Course News!




GETTING STARTED


Bars Finger Picks Thumb Picks Strings Capos Using A Capo Capo Maintenance Tuning By Ear Using A Tuner




RIGHT-HAND TECHNIQUE


Right 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 TECHNIQUE


Holding 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




HARMONY


Intro to Major Chords Basic Chord Progressions Minor Chords Moving From Chord to Chord Single Notes Into Chords




SCALES


G Major Scale Noting & Sliding Finding Unisons The A Minor Scale E Minor Sounds Pentatonic Scale Basics




THE BLUES


JD's Blues (Performance) JD's Blues (Explained) Walk-ups, Walk-downs and Turnarounds




MUSICIANSHIP


Phrasing & 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




LICKS


Pentatonic Licks Wabash Cannonball G Run Lick G Roll Lead Up




GEAR


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




SONGS


When You and I Were Young Maggie Fireball Mail The Cincinnati Rag The Knoxville Girl Greensleeves




FINAL THOUGHTS


Final Thoughts




RESOURCES


How to Navigate The Course - PDF The Nashville Number System - PDF Basic Music Theory Major Scales and Triads - PDF All Course TABs Background Drones In Various Keys Browser Settings for PDF files Blank TAB





JERRY DOUGLAS


Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.

 Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “Dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New York Times, three-time CMA Musician of the Year award recipient Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music.

Jerry shines and soars as a solo artist, band leader for The Jerry Douglas Band and his GRAMMY winning bluegrass band The Earls of Leicester, as well as a member of groundbreaking ensembles including Alison Krauss & Union Station, J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength In Numbers.

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