Adam Schlenker's Family Tree (digital download)
Family Tree: the new release for 2012 from Adam Schlenker and 5th Fret Productions.
Family Tree is a collection of 11 of Adam's arrangements. They range from solos to quartet pieces and include some traditional, not so traditional and original songs.
Adding Texture to the Tune: hammer on's, pull off's, and slides
Lesson on adding texture to your flat picking. Hammer on's, Pull Off's Slides etc...
Art Deco Schlenker 1.5
Art Deco Schlenker Model 1.5
Art Deco Trias 1.5
Art Deco Trias 1.5 falt pick
Big Sciota Lesson Series
This Flat Pick lesson series looks into the tune Big Sciota. There are 8 videos, PDF's and practice track Mp3's.
Bill Cheathum Lesson Series
Practice video plus PDF's of 2 versions of the tune and MP3's
Billy In The Low Ground Practice Track
This package contains the lesson video (backing track) for Billy In The Low Ground, two speeds with and without the lead. Gives you a chance to play along with the the tune and then on your own with the rhythm. The Charts/Tab's are included in PDF format as well as mp3 versions of the backing track.
DjangoJazz Cotton Fiber "standard" shape flat pick 1.5
DjangoJazz Standard shape cotton fiber flat pick 1.5mm
Flat Pick Guitar Lesson Series: G Position
Flat Pick Instructional series for G position for Bluegrass, Folk and Beyond. This course looks at the fundamentals of playing in G position, the most commonly used Bluegrass "key" or position. This covers scales, Left hand anchoring techniques, cross picking, double stops, unison slides...
Flat Pick Guitar Lessons: Intro To C Position
Flat Pick lesson series covering the fundamentals of playing in C position. Scales, cross picking, left hand anchoring techniques, path way development on the fretboard, Whiskey Before Breakfast and Billy in the Low Ground.
Flat Pick Guitar: Right Hand Technique
This lesson series looks are right hand Flat Picking technique and offers some exercises to work through. There are PDF's of the worksheets in the videos plus a few bonus worksheets.
Flat Pick Timing Exercises & Right Hand Workout
Flat Pick Timing Exercises & Right Hand Workouts: This series helps you better understand timing and timing notation then really works out the picking hand. There are a number of exercises to work through that focus on playing quarter notes and eighth notes in time. Then work out the right hand to gain a better understanding of string spacing. There are also examples of practicing switching between rhythm parts (strumming & cross picking) and lead or single note parts. They all lead to an arrangement based on the tune Bill Cheathum that helps you transition between jobs: rhythm & lead.
Flat Pick: Direction & Techniques Lesson Series
The flat pick series starts with an article on some fundamental picking techniques and some approaches to pick direction. There are 8 exercises with audio and video and concludes with a video practice track for Masters Bouquet which incorporates these techniques.
Flat Picking Solo Lesson Series Volume 1
This series takes a first look at the tools for creating your own versions of the songs you like. By combining the melody/tune with elements of the rhythm guitar parts you can create arrangements that sound good and finished by them selves.
In this Volume you'll work through the elements of both Dark Hollow and Bury Me Beneath the Willow with multiple arrangements of each song.
Instrumental Arrangements for Flat Picked Guitar
This is a collection of arrangements that I wrote over the last few years. Some of them were written for specific lesson packs on the website, some for students and some just for myself. The skill level of the arrangements range from very basic melody and chords all the way up to some heavy duty workouts.
This is not intended to be a lesson or method book. Just some tunes to have fun with and possibly lead you to new ideas, sounds and challenges to explore.
I have recorded each arrangement at a "listenable" speed but I recommend that everyone has access to "slowdown" software so you can listen at a pace that suits you.
Intro To D Position Volume 1 Lesson Pack
Intro To D Position Volume 1: This pack is the first installment in the D position series. It covers scale patterns, fingering options, chord shapes, some basic inversions, walking bass lines to connect chords, Soldiers Joy, Fishers Hornpipe & Saint Anne's Reel.
Let the Chord Shape Be Your Guide
This article discusses how the chords and their shapes can help you determine proper fingerings for phrases as well as how they can help you recreate a part in a new position. This is a really helpful concept for developing solo arrangements.
Moving Up the Fretboard Vol 1 Lesson Pack
Moving Up The Fretboard Volume 1: major scale patterns, exploring melodies in multiple positions: Black Berry Blossom, Red Haired Boy & The Girl I Left Behind. Video of all the examples, exercises and arrangements showing fingering and movement on the fretboard.
Schlenker Model 1.25mm
Schlenker Model 1.25 Flat Pick: this is a very rounded three point pick about the same size as a trias
Schlenker Model Flat Pick 1.5mm
Schlenker Model 1.5 Flat Pick: this is a very rounded three point pick about the same size as a trias
Space & Time: right hand workshop
Space & Time: right hand workshop. String spacing exercises and cadence practice done in a workshop or lecture style. I discuss the workouts and play through everything in the workbook. I also discuss how and why to apply these with the goal of playing "better" or cleaner. It concludes with an arrangement of Leather Britches to help you push things further.
Standard Shape 1.25 Cotton Fiber Pick
Style C Model Flatpick 1.25mm
Style C 1.25
Style C Model Flatpick 1.5mm
Style C model Flat pick from Django Jazz
The Planet Rider (Studio Album
The first studio album from The Planet Riders: Adam Schlenker, Matt Opachick, Hayes Griffin & Chris Stevens.
Trias Model Flat Pick 1.25mm
Trias Model 1.25mm
Trias Model Flat Pick 1.5mm
Trias Model Flat Pick From Django Jazz 1.5mm
Whiskey Before Breakfast Lesson/Practice Track
This package includes the practice video, the PDF and MP3's of both the slow and fast versions of Whiskey Before Breakfast.
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