Award-winning instrumentalist Rob Ickes has created a comprehensive course to help you master all aspects of the resonator guitar, from bar technique to fingerpicking rolls. He covers everything you'll need to hold your own in a bluegrass band, from fine-tuning the strings to achieving good tone, timing and volume control. You'll learn correct hand positions for fast and clean playing, powerful forward and reverse right hand rolls, basic music theory and all aspects of good bar technique. With Jim Hurst on guitar and vocals, you'll gain an understanding of how to play back-up rhythm and fills behind a vocalist, create effective solos, build chords and scales, and much more. Rob teaches or demonstrates several great tunes, including Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Dixie Hoedown, Ol' Dangerfield, Sailin' To Hawaii, Monrobro, Reuben, How Great Thou Art and Flat Lonesome. Whether you want to play bluegrass or explore country, blues, Hawaiian or other styles, these DVDs will get you on the right track - fast. Rob Ickes, IBMA's "Dobro Player of the Year" for five consecutive years, is one of the top resonator guitarists playing today. His band, Blue High-way, has topped the bluegrass charts and has won numerous awards. Rob has also toured and recorded with Alison Krauss and the Cox Family, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Steve Wariner, David Grisman and the Lynn Morris Band, and has appeared on the Grammy-winning "Great Dobro Sessions," produced by Jerry Douglas and Tut Taylor. Rob's solo CD, "Slide City," is on Rounder Records. He plays Scheerhorn resonator guitars.