"I have been teaching bluegrass rhythm guitar (and lead) for many years and have two videos out at the below listed website. The first is rhythm strums in 4/4 and 3/4 time, and the second includes runs and fills when switching chords. I like to think…"
"I would second Peter's comments and the guitarists he mentions as players to listen to.
In a addition to being an excellent rhythm and lead guitarist, Jim Nunally is also a very good teacher. He has a DVD out entitled 'The Art of Rhythm…"
""Rhythm guitar, good rhythm guitar, in a band is like exotic sub-atomic particles: you can't see them directly but you know that they are there on account of what everything else around them is doing."
That is the best description I…"
"In many recordings even the best rhythm guitar is difficult to hear even with the best sound equipment. When the guitar can be heard, say on a G run (assuming that you're listening to bluegrass), latch on to the sound of the run and try to…"
"Try some slow-down software. Windows Media Player has it, but it works only on files in your computer, not CDs. There are slow-done programs available on the net that work on CDs as well. Do a search. Some are free. Lots of people like Amazing…"
Are you talking about hearing the chord changes to a given tune, or are you talking more about learning bass runs and strumming patterns. The basic rhythm pattern is easy, I'm sure you've heard the term "boom-chick" getting…"
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"