We now offer digital video and books! You can choose from a wide selection of material from all the major music instruction publishers.
The Bluegrass Guitar Home Page was created to be a convenient source of information about the acoustic flat-top guitar and its use in Bluegrass music. Our goal is to help promote traditional guitar and assist players and fans alike.
Our site offers a wide variety of content. We explore the history and styles of guitar used in Bluegrass as well as popular artists. Our Guitar section looks at the kind of guitar used in Bluegrass, gives you a chance to listen to audio comparisons of different guitars and offers buying tips. We also have a section on other gear that covers picks, tuners, capos and metronomes.
We have resources to help you learn how to play Bluegrass guitar in the flatpicking style, including learning tips, an extensive list of instruction materials, study tunes and both lead tablature and rhythm tablature pages.
We also have a set of Study Tune pages where you can learn the process of transcribing and arranging songs and tunes on your own. We have two Study Tunes: Wildwood Flower and Arkansas Traveler.
Be sure to see our our Top 10 Tunes page, where you'll find a list of the top ten tunes that Bluegrass guitarists like to play. We surveyed our readers for 15 years about their favorite tunes and are pleased to share the results on this page.
We don't accept advertisers on this site, so the only way we generate income to help pay our operating costs is by sales of products listed here. We personally screen all these products and our goal is to list only the most relevant and best products. Learn more on our product affiliations page.
We're glad you stopped by, and hope you enjoy your visit. If you have suggestions or comments on how we can make the site better, be sure to contact us.
New Digital Book: Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar
This new digital book from Dix Bruce is a collection of 23 guitar solos (or "breaks") plus 16 introductions (or "kickoffs") in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. The solos are aimed at advanced beginner to intermediate guitarists looking to expand their repertoire of lead guitar solos. The audio tracks can be downloaded after purchase.
Products We Offer
We offer selected Bluegrass guitar instruction materials, books and CDs for sale on our site. We are affiliated with these online retailers, and you will see product links throughout the site..