Whoa... that is stunning
Thanks Chris - that is a lovely version
Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for all the awesome lessons this year.
A bit self-conscious to put up a video at this stage but they have helped me immensly and I look forward to more in 2017
No problem mate and I hope the tour went was a success..... I know Christian well... you were lucky to get out of his place in one piece.
Thanks for the detailed advice. I am indeed approaching the lessons as they are laid out and when I get my act together and get back home (I'm actually in your neck of the woods later in the week) I'll start to post some videos.
As mentioned I'm getting back into guitar after a long lay off and I'm really enjoying practice so finding time for it each day is not a problem. Again... thanks for the advice and the great lessons... I'm getting a lot out of them.
Any chance of running us through that lick that starts at 3:17?
New kid here and just getting both back into playing my guitar and discovering Bluegrass which is kind of a revelation for a Kiwi living in Australia, so firstly thank you for the great lessons and thanks also to the owners of this site which is a great resource and is inspiring me to keep improving.
Is there any particular order I should be attacking your lessons?.... obviously not this one first! Obviously I'm starting at the fundamentals with the White Dove lessons but have been dabbling with Wildwood Flower, With Body & Soul & Church Street Blues also. Any tips on a solid practise routine would also be appreciated.
On another note, I'm looking forward to see you with The Punch Brothers at the Adelaide Guitar Festival in Australia next month. I'm a wine journalist writing for a number of magazines around the world and I live in a wine region called the Barossa about an hour North of Adelaide where the festival is being held. If you and the guys get any down time in the days before or after the gig and would like to come and visit some wineries, let me know and I'll take you around some producers and show you behind the scenes.
Thanks again for the great lessons
sorry I've been slow to respond! We were (as you know) on a crazy trip for the last couple of weeks. Just got back to the States and reliable internet last night. Thank you for your kind offer to take us to the Barossa. We were flying pretty much every day on that trip so needless to say no time for a trip to the Barossa. But we went to Australia 4 years ago and had a wonderful time with Christian Caunte of Rusden who is a friend of a friend. He took us around his winery and to a few others. It was great. One of the best days we've ever had on tour.
To answer your question, yes - in terms of difficulty, this lesson would be the last one I would recommend! I arranged them to be received in roughly chronological order. The information was designed to be cumulative. The first 3 or 4 months in particular set the stage for much of the later material we've covered.
Regarding a practice routine, I would suggest cultivating a habit of playing every day. Pick a time that you can do it with consistency. Even for just 20 mins if that's all you can spare, although more is obviously better. But getting in the habit of picking up your guitar and working at it is the most important part. The content of your practice is less important than the habit.
Having not heard you play it's hard for me to prescribe a routine. In general, I would encourage you to have the goal in mind of working up some new music to play. And ultimately you want to get everything to a place where you feel like you could play it for other people. And make sure that you are enjoying your practice. It truly should be a fun, joyous, fascinating exploration. Let those goals guide the way you practice.
What a great song!
Is there any particular order I should be attacking your lessons? Obviously I'm starting at the fundamentals with the White Dove lessons but have been dabbling with Wildwood Flower, With Body & Soul & Church Street Blues also. Any tips on a solid practise routine would also be appreciated.
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