Improvisational Flat Picking – Developing Your Sound

Level 2/3

This class will be about learning how to improvise while flat picking in a Bluegrass/Americana/Blues setting. I’ll be talking about how learning fiddle tunes and bluegrass standards have helped to open up the fretboard and learn new “tricks” when improvising, as well as “borrowing” licks from other players in other genres (from jazz, blues, and bluegrass to rock and roll) and developing your own arsenal of notes to use in different settings. I’ll be sharing some thoughts on right hand technique when flat picking and building speed. In addition, I’ll be explaining my preferred flat picking gear; i.e. preferred picks, strings, and even live setting gear (pickups, pedals, etc.)

    • 09/20/19 – 09/23/19


    • Improvisational Flat Picking


About Trey Hensley

Keeping true to the roots of country music is not only a lovely sentiment of nostalgia, but a necessity for the growth of an artist…and staying true to the roots just comes naturally for Trey Hensley. After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm — even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11. Through the years, Trey has had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, J.D. Crowe and many others and Trey has opened shows for Marty Stuart, President George W. Bush, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Alabama front-man Randy Owen, Sara Evans and others.

In the Fall of 2012, Trey had the opportunity to sing a “scratch vocal” on a song in the studio for legendary Bluegrass super group Blue Highway. The group ended up liking the vocal so much that they left Trey’s vocal on the finished product. The album, titled “The Game”, was released January, 2014 with Trey Hensley as a special guest on the song ‘My Last Day in the Mine’.

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