Finding Your Bluegrass
One of America's most renowned bluegrass musicians imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing in bands from Bill Monroe an d the Blue Grass Boys to Old And In The Way. With Peter Rowan's help, you'll improve your lead singing and establish an authentic bluegrass guitar sound.
Peter's invaluable tips on breathing, phrasing, vocal improvisation, and his exercises to increase your power and range, will help you excel as a lead singer. His guitar accompaniment techniques show you how to back up your singing wiht a strong sense of time, add bluegrass style bass runs, embellish with blues licks and pick simple but effective solos.
Illustrating his lesson with concert style performances of well known songs from the bluegrass repertoire and first-hand accounts of his days on tour with Bill Monroe, Peter teaches each arrangement phrase by phrase. He takes apart Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky; the bluesy Walls of Time; the traditional gospel song Wayfaring Stranger and the powerful waltztime classic In The Pines. This is a lesson filled with lots of great instruction, singing and playing, and is a must-have for every bluegrass lover's library.