Jun
14
2012

Peter Rowan Teaches Wayfaring Stranger (w/ host Happy Traum)

A sample from “Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar: Finding Your Bluegrass Voice” available as an instant download here: leapingbrain.com One of America’s greatest bluegrass musicians has made a lesson that will help you improve your singing and strengthen your rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way.You’ll gain unique insights into Peter Rowan’s instrumental and singing style, which will, in turn, help you in your own musical development. Through his thoughtful instruction you’ll improve your lead singing and learn invaluable tips on breathing, phrasing, vocal improvisation, and how to achieve the “high lonesome” bluegrass sound. Peter gives you exercises for increasing your power and range, and builds your awareness of what you need to do to develop a strong vocal sound.A top-notch guitarist as well as a great singer, Peter teaches the basics of guitar accompaniment for bluegrass songs. He shows you how to back up your singing with a strong sense of time, strumming full chords with the pick and adding bluegrass style bass runs (including variations on the famous “G run”). You’ll also learn to pick simple but effective solos to a variety of songs, and establish an authentic bluegrass guitar sound.Peter illustrates his lesson with a set of classic songs from the bluegrass repertoire. He takes apart “Blue Moon of Kentucky” phrase by phrase, the

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  • nice voice….everything that Happy Traum touches turns to gold. Greatest DVDs out there…

  • I am a true Peter Rowan fan and LOVED this video! Thanks for posting it.

    Peter is AMAZING and I am lovin’ his hair in this video.

  • looks like he stole my great aunts ring.
    Thanks for posting

  • Nice use of falsetto, should be used more in bluegrass.

    Wish he’d taught the guitar part.

  • The live version of Rowan and Rice doing this has always been my favorite…Pete has such a great voice

  • wow, this is absolutely great. is there any way i could possibly get the guitar tablature for this?

  • Cool song, gonna record this one with Tony and Richard, its gonna be out on Richard Bennett’s CD soon

  • so many kinds of awesome…

  • Pete Rowan is extraordinarily wonderful.

  • These guys are so unassuming but trully crafted musicians.

  • That Martin has an incredible tone.

  • he looks like Beethoven

  • Looks like a D18?

  • Grab the audio from this tune at searchripgrab doht cohm.

  • I find the guitar doesn’t do justice to the talent this man has

  • First-rate!