Down Home Up Here Workshop: Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Down Home Up Here Workshop: Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop

Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar: The Basics and Beyond

Learn the basics of bluegrass rhythm guitar with Brooklyn-based guitarist Jason Borisoff. We’ll start with a discussion of some key technical elements necessary for solid rhythm playing including basic chord shapes commonly used in bluegrass, the rest-stroke, and the alternating bass or “boom/chuck” rhythm style. From there we will cover some G-run variations as well as how, where, and why to employ them.


Other topics include:


●      Developing an effective practice routine

●      Posture, support, and relaxed technique

●      Rhythm guitar in related styles like swing and old-time

●      Chord inversions up the neck

●      Syncopation

●      Dynamics, musicality, and listening

 All ages and experience levels welcome.

Watch Jason play with Andrea Asprelli here.

This workshop is part of the Down Home Up Here Festival and runs from 2-4pm. 

Workshops fees are seperate from your festival ticket.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

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