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Will the Circle Be Unbroken Advanced Guitar Lesson- Hot Bluegrass Lead

This is a preview lesson for "Will the Circle be Unbroken" in the key of G. This lesson is great for those of you looking to improve your bluegrass leads. Fu...
Jul 25, 2014
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I'll Fly Away Carter Style- Guitar Lesson

Here is a preview of the full length lesson for "I'll Fly Away" beginning and Advanced. If you'd like to purchase the full length lesson head over to my webs...
Mar 17, 2014
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Kentucky Waltz on Guitar- Western Swing Chords- Advanced Lesson

Here is a preview of the full length lesson for "Kentucky Waltz". If you'd like to purchase the full length lesson head over to my website http://store.music...
Mar 11, 2014
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Turkey in the Straw on the Guitar- Guitar Lesson

Here is a preview of the full length lesson for "Turkey in The Straw". If you'd like to purchase the full length lesson head over to my website http://store....
Feb 22, 2014
Ryan Kimm posted a video

Cripple Creek Flatpicking Guitar Lesson- Bluegrass- Intermediate

Here is a preview of the full length lesson for "Cripple Creek". If you'd like to purchase the full length lesson head over to my website @ http://store.musi...
Jan 27, 2014
Ryan Kimm posted a video

You Are My Sunshine- Carter Style Guitar Lesson

Here is a preview of the full length lesson for You Are My Sunshine on Guitar. If you'd like to purchase the full length lesson head over to my website http:...
Jan 16, 2014
dan huckabee and Ryan Kimm are now friends
Oct 11, 2013
BRAD MCCORD commented on Ryan Kimm's video

Red-Haired Boy Preview

"No Problem!  I appreciate your education on how to flat pick!  "
Oct 3, 2013
Ryan Kimm commented on Ryan Kimm's video

Red-Haired Boy Preview

"Thanks, Brad!!  I truly appreciate your support!  Thanks for helping to get the word out there!  "
Oct 3, 2013
Ryan Kimm and Jeni P. are now friends
Oct 3, 2013
BRAD MCCORD commented on Ryan Kimm's status
"I look forward to it!  I am really learning a lot from your book!  Thanks Ryan!"
Oct 2, 2013
BRAD MCCORD commented on Ryan Kimm's video

Red-Haired Boy Preview

"FANTASTIC!  I am going to learn this one next!  Thanks for the video, and thank you for putting out such a great book!  "
Oct 2, 2013
Ryan Kimm posted videos
Oct 2, 2013
Ryan Kimm replied to brian rancourt's discussion flatpicking instruction
"Hey Brain, Please check out my website at www.musicwithryan.com.  I've got a bunch of instructional material on how to pick on some bluegrass/old-time fiddle tunes.  I hope it's useful to you. Thanks Ryan"
Oct 1, 2013
Ryan Kimm replied to Daniel J Thomack's discussion picks
"I've used serval kinds of picks and I am always changing depending on the mood I'm in.  I really like tortise shell Wegen Picks.  I got the wrong Blue Chip.  I didn't like the shape.  I like rounder picks like the…"
Oct 1, 2013
Ryan Kimm posted a status
"Ol's Joe Clark lesson series is on it's way. Another 3 parter taking you from beginning to advanced playing."
Oct 1, 2013

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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Russ Barenberg, David Grier, bryan Sutton, Tim May, Derek Trucks
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Saint Anne's Reel, Turkey in the Straw, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Billy in the Lowground, Cherokee Shuffle, Salt Creek,
Favorite Guitars
Collings, Martin, Breedlove, hoffman,
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Two of my biggest passions are to teach and to learn. There is always something to learn. More licks, songs, chords, progressions, styles, instruments etc... I want to push my students as far as they want to be pushed or go as slow as they need to become comfortable with learning. Learning music is not a race nor a competition-it is a journey. I want whatever my student is working on to resonate inside them. Cultivating energy within themselves as they discover their instrument. These are things I'm dedicated to do my self and help others figure out. Each student has a different learning style and one of my jobs is to figure out how they learn and why they want to learn the things they do. To help uncover the true meaning of playing and learning music. This can be often difficult and frustrating. I know from experience! If one wants to really become a musician they must practice and become patient. I am always working on these two things and I except my students to do the same! I'm looking for students who share the same willingness to learn as myself and to continually search for something that resonates within themselves.

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Bluegrass Guitar Blog

Howdy Pickers,

I just wanted to invite everyone to check out this blog I have created for Bluegrass guitar players.  It will involve a 3 part lesson series every month.  A new tune or technique will be explored taking you from easy to advanced.  I really think it will help the intermediate player looking to hone in his/her skills on the guitar.  each lesson (which is free) will have text/tab/video!  So, it should be very helpful and easy to follow.  If you have any questions…


Posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:59am

Flat-Pick Guitar "25 Tunes to Improve Your Playing" instructional E-book released!


I just released an instructional E-book to help beginning and intermediate players become a better flat-picking guitarist.  It comes with over 50 pages of music and instruction, over 2 hours of practice tracks, full tabs with right and left hand markings, and licks from Tony Rice, Doc Watson, and Carter Family style songs!  You can take a look inside and purchase the book at …


Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:49am on September 3, 2013, Russell Adkins said…

Hi Ryan, thanks for the info , Im not really a beginner having played for many years I was a victom of playing what was popular and missing out on a lot of better music , Ive decided now to learn how to play  some real music , I will check your website out  and again thank you , Russ

At 7:11pm on September 12, 2013, BRAD MCCORD said…

Thanks for the friend request!  Let me know if there is anything you would like for me to post to my small audience of 16!  I hope the FB page grows!

At 1:06pm on September 13, 2013, BRAD MCCORD said…

It is Bluegrass and Beginners.  I have posted that above, and I greatly appreciate letting me spread the word!  I'll do my best to keep your info updated there!



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