Lucas Pasley

Music for your feet and soul

Oldtime Fiddle / Clawhammer Banjo Lessons

Through Patreon, you will receive a lesson with high-quality tablature, instructional video, practice videos at different speeds, guitar backing video, fiddle/banjo backing video, notes on the source musician and personal notes on the tune itself. What's special about these lessons is the focus on people and culture behind the tune. 

I am aware of the wonderful tab work done by others on some of the region's most prominent musicians (Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham, Wade Ward), so these lessons will be on versions and tablature not available elsewhere. 

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Oldtime Rhythm Guitar

For the fiddle and banjo tunes covered in Lucas's monthly lessons, Kyle Dean Smith will offer tips and pointers for playing oldtime rhythm guitar. The membership includes a video each month with Lucas and Kyle playing the tune and Kyle breaking down his runs and rhythm.

Kyle Dean is from Grayson Country, VA and has lived a life deeply entrenched in oldtime and country music. His father, Kyle "Snake" Smith, was a well-known and respected guitarist and banjoist in the region and played with many notable musicians such as George Pegram, Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham, and Tommy Jarrell; this was Kyle Dean's childhood. Kyle Dean is a multi-instrumentalist who was appeared on countless recordings with artists such as Martha Spencer and Kitty Amaral and performed with artists such as Kenny and Amanda Smith and John Hartford.


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