Old-time Guitar Greats

Kris Truelsen

Old-time Guitar Greats

Regular price $ 180.00 Sale price $ 162.00

Old-time Guitar Greats - an Introduction with Kris Truelsen

This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be sent by the instructor in advance of the first class meeting.

Learn the fundamentals of old-time guitar through the repertoire of some of country music’s early masters. Artists like Jimmie Rodgers, Riley Puckett (The Skillet Lickers), Asa Martin and others helped to make the guitar a signature sound of country music in the 1920s and 1930s.
In this course you’ll learn various techniques, styles and approaches to playing old-time guitar including learning repertoire, fiddle tune back up, guitar runs, practice techniques and more. 

Students will learn 
  • common chord patterns 
  • connecting chords with runs
  • learn one song per week 
  • practice techniques
  • feel and tonal nuance
  • common old-time rhythmic variations  
  • techniques for singing and playing 

Students should have
  • Tuner
  • Capo 
  • Guitar 
  • Flatpick 
Prerequisites
  • Students should have previous knowledge of basic major chords
  • Understanding and mastery of basic boom chuck rhythm 
  • Be able to change b/t chords to keep in time
  • Skills to sing and play guitar at the same time