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How To Play Bluegrass Guitar

Learning how to play bluegrass guitar songs is a fun experience because many of these tunes are variations of old country songs or gospel numbers.

I say that meaning if you can play a country song as far as rhythm goes, a transition over to a bluegrass song is quite easy as far as rhythm is concerned. 

Learning how to play flat-picking, well that's another story. But you always start with solid rhythm first.

The best way to learn in my opinion, is to jump right in and learn a bluegrass song. The picking stuff comes later. My lessons here cover many of the basic bluegrass runs you'll hear in many songs. In other words, the basic runs keep showing up in multiple songs. But learn rhythm first, then go back and review any picking found in these songs listed below

How To Play Bluegrass Guitar A-Z

AJ Lee
Three Men On A Mountain

Cadillac Sky
Born Lonesome

Del McCoury
Vincent Black Lightning 1952


Emmylou Harris
Beneath Still Waters
Blue Kentucky Girl
I Still Miss Someone
The Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia
Wayfaring Stranger

Gillian Welch
Wichita

Hylo Brown
I've Waited As Long As I Can

Jim & Jesse
Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me

Kathy Mattea
Lonesome Standard Time


Mac Wiseman
Jimmy Brown The Newsboy

Munford & Sons
I Will Wait For You




New Riders Of The Purple Sage
The Glendale Train

Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel


Praire Oyster
Did You Fall In Love With Me

Ricky Skaggs
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Little Mountain Church House
She's More To Be Pitied Than Scolded
When The Roses Bloom Again

Soggy Bottom Boys
Man Of Constant Sorrow

The Chapmans
Don't Let Me Cross Over

The Grascals
Dooley
Pretty Melody

The Osbourne Brothers
Rocky Top

Zac Brown
Fox On The Run

Avett Brothers
Laundry Room

Charlie Siezmore
I Don't Remember Lovin You

Doc Watson
Big Spike Hammer
The Tennessee Stud

Fastlane
Tina At The Teardrop Inn





Girly Man
Kittery Tide

Jerry Reed
East Bound And Down

John Fogerty
Blue Moon Nights

Keith Whitley
Tennessee Blues
Will You Miss Me

Marty Stuart
High On A Mountain Top

Newgrass Revival
Ain't That Peculiar
How About You
Love Someone Like Me
Revival

Norman Blake
Church Street Blues

Peter Rowan
Meadow Green
Thirsty In The Rain

Pure Prairie League
Amie

Sam Bush
Howlin At The Moon
Last Letter Home



Sturgill Simpson
Poor Rambler

The Dillards
There Is A Time

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
I Find Jesus
Will The Circle Be Unbroken

The Seldom Scene
Baby Blue

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History Of Bluegrass Music

Thanks for stopping by this how to play bluegrass guitar page. There will be additional pages links from this one over time with more information about specific songs discussing chords, strumming and so forth.

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