This DVD is guaranteed to be the quickest and easiest way you'll find to get into playing the real country guitar. Even near-beginners will find Happy Traum's clear, simple explanations and easy-to-follow instructions the perfect way to get started in this widely popular style. You'll learn to handle a flatpick and play a basic scale on the guitar. Happy then teaches you how to accompany songs in straight and waltz time; pick out melodies while strumming chords; add bass runs, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other variations, and play the famous bluegrass 'G Run'. You'll soon be singing, strumming and picking some of America's most beloved country and bluegrass songs, and will have the basic skills to play hundreds more: John Hardy, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, East Virginia, Wildwood Flower, Mama Don't' 'Low, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms. Once you've mastered this basic lesson, you'll be ready to go on to more advanced studies in bluegrass and other flat-picking techniques.