Bluegrass Jamming Essentials DVDThis DVD features over 2 hours of hands on, play along bluegrass instruction.
Most people pick up one of the bluegrass instruments with an eye towards getting to play with other musicians. For some, the goal is no more grand than to participate in local jam sessions or parking lot picking at festivals, while others hope to join up with an amateur band - or even pursue playing professionally. This AcuTab DVD, Bluegrass Jamming Essentials, is designed to assist pickers in any of those camps take a big leap forward - or take their first baby steps.
Bill Evans and Megan Lynch have assembled a fine group of fellow bluegrass professionals to assist in this presentation. If you want to learn about playing in a bluegrass band, you couldn't do much better than this bunch! Bill is a popular west coast banjo picker, and one of the most sought after banjo teachers in the US. Megan is a six time National Fiddle Champion currently touring with Pam Tillis. Bill and Megan have taught band workshops all over the world.
Mandolinist Adam Steffey has toured with Alison Krauss, Mountain Heart, Dan Tyminski and The Boxcars. On guitar, Tim Stafford holds down the rhythm in bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway and is also an Alison Krauss alumnus. Bass player David Thomas spent a half dozen years performing and teaching with legendary bluegrass band Special Consensus. Together this top-notch band demonstrates the basics of playing in a bluegrass band, plus dozens of tips and tricks that will make you a more effective player at jams.