Below you will find our beginner dobro lessons. The dobro is also known as a resonator guitar or a resophonic guitar. These lessons will teach you how to play the dobro by starting with the very basics. After learning proper playing technique and how to read tablature, you'll advance on to more advanced techniques and playing songs.
The Introduction to Dobro DVD by David Ellis is the companion DVD to the Dobro Primer Book and is a beginner lesson for dobro or resonator guitar. This video lesson will teach you how to play the dobro by starting off with the absolute basics. You will learn parts of the dobro, proper right and left hand technique, how to use the bar, how to read tab, and tuning. You will then learn how to play some famous bluegrass tunes. All of the songs on the DVD are performed at two speeds to help you practice and progress. $14.95
The Dobro Primer Book with Audio CD by David Ellis is the companion book to the Intro to Dobro DVD and is specially designed for the beginning dobro player. A dobro may also be known as a resonator or resophonic guitar. This course starts with the absolute basics and advances to playing popular bluegrass tunes. The book features many photos and illustrations that teach you proper playing technique, how to read tab, how to tune a dobro and more. The book provides detailed instruction on right hand picking technique and how to use the bar with your left hand. We'll then put all of these techniques together to play some bluegrass tunes. All music is written in tablature and standard music notation. This course includes an audio CD that plays all music exercises and songs at two speeds. $14.95