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What's in a Lesson

A Lesson is a set of files containing audio, video, notation and lyrics for a tune or song. The Lesson teaches an easier solo, advanced solo, backup and vocals when applicable.

You can access the Free Lesson by clicking here.

Below is a description of the files in a typical Instrumental Lesson :

1. LESSON NOTES (in pdf. format)

  • Includes exact tempos, capo positions and other useful tips.

2. TAB / NOTATION (in pdf. format) (Tab and Notation Explained)

  • The transcription of the easier and advanced solos for your instrument.
    The Instruments transcribed in tab are banjo, dobro and guitar. The Instruments transcribed in both tab and standard notation are bass and mandolin. The Fiddle is transcribed in standard notation only.

3. VIDEOS (in mov. format) (Videos Explained) These usually include:

  • Instructor playing the easier solo / Left hand view
  • Instructor playing the easier solo / Full frame view
  • Instructor playing the advanced solo / Left hand view
  • Instructor playing the advanced solo / Full frame view

4. AUDIO FILES (in mp3 format) (Recordings Explained) These usually include:

  • Learning Tempo Mixes (very slow speed)
    • Easier solo - with the band
    • Easier solo - without the band, but with a click track
    • Advanced solo - with the band
    • Advanced solo - without the band, but with a click track
    • The band without your instrument
  • Slow Jam Tempo Mixes (medium speed)
    • Easier and Advanced Solo + backup - with the band
    • Easier and Advanced Solo + backup - the band without your instrument
  • Performance Tempo Mixes (fast speed)
    • Easier and Advanced Solo + backup - with the band
    • Easier and Advanced Solo + backup - the band without your instrument

Below is a description of the extra files in a typical Lesson for a song:

VOCAL LESSONS

  • LYRICS (in pdf. format)

  • Slow Jam Tempo Mixes (medium speed)
    • With Lead Vocal - solo vocal
    • With Tenor Vocal - solo vocal
    • With Baritone Vocal - solo vocal
    • Without Lead Vocal
    • Without Tenor Vocal
    • With Baritone Vocal
    • With No Vocals
  • Performance Tempo Mixes (fast speed)
    • With Lead Vocal - solo vocal
    • With Tenor Vocal - solo vocal
    • With Baritone Vocal - solo vocal
    • Without Lead Vocal
    • Without Tenor Vocal
    • With Baritone Vocal
    • With No Vocals
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