Develop Chops, Build Speed and Become A Master Of Bluegrass Flatpicking Guitar 


Without spending unproductive hours bouncing around on YouTube, getting bogged down with complicated music theory, and practicing in ineffective ways 

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Aaron Jaxon

Hi, I'm Aaron Jaxon. A guitarist, recording artist and online guitar instructor who helps guitar players develop their bluegrass flatpicking skills 

‚ÄúIf your a guitarist who is looking for a bluegrass flatpicking guitar course that gets right down to the "meat and potatoes" then this course is for you. It's all hands on training with great videos, tablature, and words of encouragement from Aaron every step of the way. If you apply yourself you'll see definate improvement in your guitar playing skills that you'll be very pleased with and will serve you well for many years to come‚ÄĚ

Dan Hall- Flatpicking Mastery Student 

Tell me if this sounds familiar......


You've been playing guitar for a few years. Maybe a few decades even. 


And your pretty damn good too.


Then one day you heard an amazing bluegrass flatpicking player


Someone like Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Tony Rice or Bryan Sutton and  you thought "gosh I'd love to be able to play like that."


The speed, the technique and just the good ol' down home virtuosity of this style of playing really spoke to you. You feel like you would have really arrived if you could pick like those great players.

So you jumped in and started trying to learn this style.


Maybe you learned a few licks and tunes on YouTube and started researching what scales you need to know for this style




It feels disjointed when your playing this stuff. Your having trouble putting it all together when improvising or coming up with your own leads.


You don't feel like your fluent in the language of this style of playing. 


Plus.......your chops aren't anywhere close to where you'd like them to be. 


You don't feel like your technique is sufficient. You can't play as fast and clean as you'd like.

Trust me.......I've been there


When I first started playing this style: I didn't even know where to start.


And my chops? Well they were inadequate to say the least.


I started by trying to play scales along with this kind of music. I'd play a major diatonic or pentatonic scale with some bluegrass music and I was in the right key but it didn't sound like what the great bluegrass guitar players I wanted to emulate were doing.


And the reason was simple


They were speaking a language that had a unique accent, dialect and slang while I was just "reciting the alphabet" by playing scales.


On the chops/technique side of things......


I was following the conventional "start slow, practice with a metronome, and slowly increase the speed over time" advice.


You know: Play Salt Creek every day at 80bpm and maybe next month you can go up to 85bpm


And this wasn't terrible advice but man......




Like a dang eternity.


Was there a better, faster way?


Spoiler Alert:


Yes there was. And is.


And that's why I'm here with you today. 


I've condensed over 20 years of learning, practicing and teaching bluegrass flatpicking for you in an easy to follow online course



A step by step online course to help you develop chops, build speed and become fluent in the language of bluegrass flatpicking guitar

"I own quite a few online guitar courses (truefire, ect)....I came across Aaron's courses while internet browsing....I own both his Flatpicking Mastery and Country Guitar Essentials courses....Aaron's enthusiasm, attention to detail and guitar chops are beyond compare...The courses are sequential, but if you want to skip around and cherry pick, you can do that too. In my opinion, Aaron's courses on bluegrass and country guitar are the best out there...If you are so inclined, buy them...You won't be sorry...."


John Duzik- Flatpicking Mastery Student

Flatpicking Mastery takes you by the hand and makes advanced bluegrass concepts accessible through a simple 3 step process 

Step 1

You watch the main lesson showing you a single tune, solo, lick or concept

Step 2

Reference the downloadable and printable tabs to make sure you've got the ideas down pat

Step 3

Start practicing right away to implement the new material into your playing 

Rinse and repeat for 60+ lessons 

... and suddenly, without realizing it, you are playing stuff that only skilled flatpickers know (advanced bluegrass tunes, solos, licks etc) With a level of chops and technique you never thought made super accessible to you, even if you're not an advanced player yet!

Here's A Sneak Peak Of What You'll Learn Inside Flatpicking Mastery

60+ lessons across over 100 videos with more than 12 hours of content  

  • Module 1- Flatpicking Foundations-¬†Simple exercises, tunes, leads and solos to lay a solid flatpicking foundation in your playing
  • Module 2-¬†Speaking The Bluegrass Flatpicking Language-¬†Learn the essential hot licks, runs and passages used by the great bluegrass guitarists.¬†
  • Module 3- 10 Note For Note Bluegrass Guitar Solos You Have To Know- Learn 10 killer bluegrass solos by the best of the best including Tony Rice, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Bryan Sutton, David Grier, Kenny Smith and Cody Kilby
  • Module 4-15 Essentials Fiddle Tunes For Flatpicking Guitar- I'll be showing you 15 of the most commonly played fiddle tunes for flatpicking guitar. For 7 of these, I'll be showing you a basic and an advanced version
  • Module 5- World Class Flatpicking Technique-¬†My absolute favorite exercises for your picking and fretting hands to develop world class technique¬†
  • Module 6- ¬†Burnin' It Up-Building Speed- Learn 4 custom solos specifically designed to be played at faster tempos AND learn my proven practice techniques for quickly building speed in your playing¬†
  • Module 7- Rock Solid Timing- Learn how to build rocking solid timing in your playing while making practicing more fun and engaging¬†
  • Module 8- Killer Bluegrass Rhythm- Learn the some of the best strumming patterns, bass note runs and chord substitutions to give your bluegrass rhythm playing a smooth, solid, tasteful and driving feel
  • Module 9- Combining Influences- Learn how to combine the ideas from the great players we've studied in this course to come up with your own killer bluegrass leads¬†
  • Module 10- Open String Floating Licks- I'll be showing you 9 of my favorite open string "floating" licks to really spice up your bluegrass leads and give your flatpicking a unique melodic sound¬†

"I've been looking for a bluegrass course like this for a long time. It really has a huge amount of information that will give me some new chops immediately but also leave many goodies to unpack for months to come. It really is a game changer for me and you can't go wrong with it if you want to improve your bluegrass guitar playing."

Tim Gregory- Flatpicking Mastery Student

Plus, I'm Going To Be Throwing In Some Amazing Bonuses 


 BONUS 1: The Blazing Instrumentals Module


In this module, I'll be showing you how to play 5 of the hottest bluegrass flatpicking instrumental tunes note for note. These are: Pyramid Country by Billy Strings, Decision At Glady Fork by Bryan Sutton, Studebaker by Kenny Smith, Impulsive by David Grier and Dixie Breakdown by Mark O' Connor


And no: I'm not just going to show you the basic idea of each tune and call it a day. I'm going to reference the original recording of each tune and show you EVERY single note that these monster bluegrass pickers play in these epic instrumental tunes.


I've done all the hard work for you so you can watch me as I show you each tune all the way through.


And don't be intimidated by the speed here: I'm going to provide you with custom backing tracks for each tune with 4 different tempos going from very slow to fast. You can reference the tabs and get to work on these tunes immediately no matter your level of technique 

BONUS 2:-My Daily Speed Building Practice Routine Masterclass

 In this 45 minute masterclass, I'll be showing you exactly what I practice every single day to keep my flatpicking chops in shape and build speed in my playing. 


You'll learn the exact exercises, licks and practice techniques that I use every single day.


I'll then show you how you can tailor my practice routine to your specific skill level. 


The lesson videos (which you can slow down to half speed) feature closeups of my picking and fretting hands.


You'll also have printable and downloadable TABS for all the course lessons


You'll see text that pops up on the screen to show you EXACTLY what to reference in the TABS that way you know exactly what I'm doing and you won't miss a note in the entire course




I've Also Included Custom Backing Tracks For The Majority Of The Course Lessons At Various Different Tempos


Bluegrass lead guitar is a fast style of playing but I don't ever want to let the speed be a barrier to you learning the ideas.


That's why I've included backing tracks at different tempos for the majority of the course lessons for you to practice along with.


If any of these licks, ideas, solos or tunes are feeling too fast, I gotcha covered. On the faster tunes and solos, I've got backing tracks starting at 50-60bpm so you can learn the ideas slowly and work the speed up from there

You can join Flatpicking Mastery in the next few days for only 197$

(regular price: 297$)

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Tom Kouchoukos- Flatpicking Mastery Student

"I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have invested a lot of time and money into instructional material over the years. Some courses have been fantastic and others not so much. I first got exposed to Aaron's work on YouTube and really enjoyed his teaching style and down to earth demeanor. I took a leap and purchased his Country Guitar Essentials course (which is phenomenal), but since I focus mainly on acoustic guitar and love players like Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Doc Watson, and Molly Tuttle, I couldn't resist purchasing his Flatpick Mastery course. I have not been disappointed and it was worth every penny spent. The course is very well laid out, starting with basic fundamentals and using a combination of drills, fiddle tunes, and vocal songs to demonstrate how it all fits together. While there are other great materials out there, Aaron's instruction finally made it click for me. I still have a long way to go, but I have enjoyed every aspect of his course and it is making me a better guitar player. Thanks Aaron!"

Brandon Bingham- Flatpicking Mastery Student

"Aaron's Flatpicking Mastery course is a great introduction to bluegrass for those new to the style and a great way to take your flat picking to the next level for those who want to continue getting better. Every time I practice I pick a technical exercise, go over shifting kicks and lead ideas, and then work on a fiddle tune then move on to the next challenge. It is like Aaron always says CONSISTENCY IS KEY. Enjoy the process and be patient. You will like the way you sound after putting time into this course. You will also get exposed to the styles of some the greatest flat pickers. I highly recommend this course."


Wiley Parker- Flatpicking Mastery Student 


 "Anyone looking for an in-depth course about flatpicking, bluegrass guitar, I highly recommend this course. Aaron goes into great detail, both verbally and visually, and with tabs.
  If you can't read or understand the tabs, no problem. The visual segments let you see and understand the songs and associated runs involved in each song, plus, if you learn by ear, that is covered as well.
  From my personal experience with just this course, I would recommend any genre that he provides lessons for."

‚ÄúI was keen to improve the speed and accuracy of my playing but felt a bit hampered because many of the courses designed to build those skills focus on metal shredding which isn‚Äôt my cup of tea as a blues/rock fan. Having used a couple of Aaron's tips from Instagram I took a chance on the Flatpicking Mastery course and it‚Äôs been a great experience. As well as the practical advice on building coordination the course has also strengthened my grasp of the fretboard with the runs Aaron teaches helping me see how to navigate between scale boxes. Aaron's teaching style is clear and engaging and I‚Äôm particularly grateful for points where he reminds me ‚Äúdon‚Äôt deviate from this part‚ÄĚ. Finally, it‚Äôs nice on a rainy day in London to feel like I have a window onto a porch somewhere in the South.‚ÄĚ


Jim Timpson-Flatpicking Mastery Student 

This program is for...

  • Intermediate level guitar players looking to gain more advanced skills in bluegrass flatpicking
  • Advanced rock, country, metal, jazz (really any genre) players who want a deep dive into bluegrass guitar
  • Guitar players who have spent a lot of time on YouTube learning flatpicking but still feel stuck
  • People feeling frustrated with their current level of technique and are willing to put in the work to improve 

This program is not for....

  • Beginner guitar players
  • People not willing to put in consistent practice
  • Guitar players looking for a magic pill in the form of a "secret way to hold your pick" that will make you an instant virtuoso 

"Before I discovered Flat Picking Mastery I was floating aimlessly in the cosmos of YouTube videos and various other bluegrass courses with no real sense of direction. Aaron's Flat Picking Mastery provided me with a course of instruction that is very well organized and focused. When you practice through the fundamentals and lead ideas Aaron teaches in the order he suggests, you will undoubtedly unlock the skills needed to proceed to play the fiddle tunes and instrumental modules. I personally spend a lot of time in the "Getting Started - Flatpicking Fundamentals" module of the course and it is paying off bigtime. You will find Aaron is a very personable and engaging instructor with an obvious passion for making you the best guitarist you can be, and he draws from a very deep well of experience. In my opinion Flat Picking Mastery is the most reasonably priced course out there for the quality of instruction and amount of content you get to get you up and running in this style of playing bar none. It's the real deal!"

Chris Kline - Flatpicking Mastery Student

The Flatpicking Mastery program isn't going to bog you down with a lot of fancy sounding music theory or conceptual language that's way over your head


I wanted the lessons in this course to feel like your coming to my guitar studio for lessons each week (or day!)


I teach this course in a very accessible, laid back and straight to the point manner


The path is already traced, simplified and optimized for you. You only have to start and follow each step in front of you.

And because this process is so powerful, I can charge over $3000 to teach it to my one-on-one students.

All the knowledge contained in the Flatpicking Mastery Program would take at least 1 year of regular and dedicated private lessons to cover all the material.

At an average rate of $62.50$ per lesson (250$ monthly), even if you took only one private lesson each week for a year, it would add up to $3000.

But when I decided to package my system into a course that anyone could follow, at their own pace, I wanted to make it as accessible as possible.

"I have been playing the guitar on and off since I was 19 I’m 68, playing different genres from Bach to Rock but never bluegrass flat picking. I always loved their chops so after I saw Aaron's videos I had to try his Flatpicking Mastery course and I absolutely love it! I’m learning so much and enjoy every minute of it l! Aaron you are an excellent teacher!"


Robert Figlo- Flatpicking Mastery Student 

You can join Flatpicking Mastery in the next few days for only 197$

(regular price: 297$)

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"As a professional guitarist for over 30 years, I always had it in the back of my mind to get into the bluegrass flat picking style. Aaron's Flatpicking Mastery course made it possible and fun. Thanks!"


Jerry Christopher Sr.-Flatpicking Mastery Student

No risk, 60-days money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

I’ve packed a lot into the Flatpicking Mastery course because not only do I want you to become the flatpicking master that you deserve to be, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of the Flatpicking Mastery course today.

That’s right: Go through the course, check out the bonuses, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 60 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If the Flatpicking Mastery course doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to unlock your flatpicking potential potential!

Also - if you sign up for Flatpicking Mastery today, you’ll receive TWO ADDITIONAL exclusive bonuses:

Bonus #3- The Ultimate Fiddle Tune Recommended Listening Discography


This is a companion to the "Fiddle Tunes" module of this course where we will learn 15 fiddle tunes for flatpicking guitar


I'll teach you the basic way to play the melody of these tunes and a more advanced way on several of these.


However, different players interpret these tunes in slightly different ways. 


This is a list of between 2-4 recordings of each of the 15 fiddle tunes we will learn, played by the greats of this style.


You can listen to their versions and incorporate their ideas into your own playing 


I wish I would have had something like this when I fist got into this style of playing 

Bonus #4- The Ultimate Flatpicking Guitar recommended listening discography


This is my master list of over 100 albums featuring what is in my opinion, the best flatpicking guitar ever recorded.


The best way to learn is to go to the classics.


But it can be hard to know what the classics are with SO much information out there.


Well, I've done the hard work for you and made a master list of the best of the best


It goes from Doc Watson to Billy Strings and covers everything in between.


You can use this list to create a playlist that you listen to whenever you want.


When you finish this course, you'll have learned the language of bluegrass guitar and learning from the greats will be much, much easier.


You can use this list to jump in and learn as much as you want from the very best players in this style 


I can't tell you how much this would have benefited me when I fist got into this style

‚ÄúI came across Aaron on TikTok while checking out this app my 14 yr old was spending so much time on. And man, was it good. He had the chops and musical open mindedness I was looking for. So I decided to sign up for his course. I've only gone through maybe a handful of topics and videos, but I already feel I got my money‚Äôs worth. You get everything you need to build a solid bluegrass flatpicking guitar culture from the basics and up. Really great stuff!‚Ä̬†

Francois Besseyrias- Flatpicking Mastery Student

So here's what your getting when you join the Flatpicking Mastery program in the next few days

  • The¬†entire¬†Flatpicking Mastery¬†video course. 60 +¬†lessons spread across over 100 videos with more than 12 hours of content¬†
  • Downloadable and printable TABS in pdf form
  • Custom Backing Tracks At Various Tempos¬†
  • Access to me in the comments section of the members area of this course. (I respond to ALL of these)
  • BONUS # 1- The Blazing¬†Instrumentals Module-¬† 5¬†note for note lesson¬†breakdowns of the¬†hottest bluegrass flatpicking instrumental tunes. These are: Pyramid Country by Billy Strings,¬†Decision At Glady Fork by Bryan Sutton, Studebaker by Kenny Smith, Impulsive by David Grier and Dixie Breakdown by Mark O'Connor. I show you how to play each tune note for note all the way through. You'll also have 4 custom backing tracks for each song starting at a very slow tempo up the full speed tempo
  • BONUS # 2- My Daily Speed Building Routing Masterclass- learn exactly what I practice every single day to keep my flatpicking chops in shape and build speed in my playing
  • BONUS # 3- The Ultimate Fiddle Tune recommended listening discography. (2-4 recordings of the 15 fiddle tunes we learn in this course played by the greats of this style)
  • Bonus #4- The Ultimate Flatpicking Guitar Recommended Listening Discography ( a master list of 100 albums featuring the best bluegrass flatpicking guitar ever recorded)¬†

Today you get access to all of this for only one payment of $197 (next few days only)

(regular price: 297$)

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"I’ve been playing guitar for many years and to be honest I’m not bad but I hit a point where I wasn’t making any progress with my playing.
When I saw Aaron Jaxon’s video I knew it was the next step that I needed. If I could play half as well as him I would be happy! I signed up immediately. The instruction has increased my playing speed, given me new ways to approach picking, and allowed me to tackle material I would have thought was beyond my abilities.
Also Aaron keeps sending extra instruction beyond the course at no charge. It’s sort of like once you are one of his students you are part of his playing family. He’s really generous with his teaching.
I really appreciate what this course has allowed me to accomplish. I highly recommend it for any player who wants to get out of a musical rut. It was just what I needed."
Rob Hawkes- Flatpicking Mastery Student


Just think about it


For less than what I used to charge for one month of lessons (and what several guitar players I know charge for a SINGLE LESSON), you can learn hundreds of new ideas and unlock so many options on the guitar


Wouldn't it be worth it to make a small investment in your playing that will pay off in so, so many ways?


As guitar players, we are used to spending thousands & thousands of dollars on equipment over the years (guitars, pedals, amps, speakers, software, studio gear, cables, strings...), and sometimes we forget about investing to actually become better at playing guitar!


The Flatpicking Mastery course is the perfect occasion for you to expand your knowledge & your abilities on the instrument, so you can finally reach flatpicking guitar mastery.

"I think Aaron’s lessons and material in his Flatpicking Mastery course are excellent. It has helped me immensely with flatpicking. I would highly recommend!"


Dean Moss- Flatpicking Mastery Student

Imagine how it will feel to really master this style of guitar playing


How would it feel to really impress your guitar playing friends when they hear you shredding bluegrass licks like a Nashville pro?


How many more opportunities would open up in terms of gigs, session work, touring or teaching with your guitar skills expanded this much?


How much more fun would jam sessions be when you've got an endless amount of licks, tunes, ideas and techniques at your disposal?


How would it feel to FINALLY play with the level of chops you've always wanted to?


Most importantly: how much would your love of playing this instrument and of real roots music deepen by learning this material? 


 But If You Don't Try Something New.....


 Everything is going to stay the same. You will play the same scales, licks and patterns with the same level of technique and you will feel stuck and uninspired.


It doesn’t have to be this way!


You can do this - Bluegrass Flatpicking doesn't have to be impossible to learn. Let me simplify it for you. I’m proof that it’s possible and I’m here to coach you every step of the way and make your life easier!




"Aaron's Flatpicking Mastery Course has taken my years of theory training to the next level. I came across this course at the perfect time for me as a player. I used to try and "fake" my way through a bluegrass solo but Aaron's courses have been really eye opening. It's given me a great trail to run down"


David Ower- Flatpicking Mastery Student 

Your special offer is only valid for a few days!


When the countdown hits zero, you won't be able to join Flatpicking Mastery, and the next time you will see it, it'll be at its full price of $297 and my Daily Speed Building Practice Routine masterclass will no longer be available 

Now is the time to take action! Click below to join, and let's become flatpicking masters together :-)

- Aaron Jaxon (your guitar teacher)




  • Flatpicking Mastery Video Course (60 + lessons across over 100 videos with more than 12 hours of content)
  • Printable and downloadable TABS for all lessons
  • Custom Backing Tracks At Various Tempos For Most Course Lessons
  • Access to me in the comments section of the members area
  • The Blazing Instrumentals Module¬†
  • My "Daily Speed Building Practice Routine" masterclass
  • The Ultimate Fiddle Tunes Recommended Listening Discography
  • The Ultimate Flatpicking Guitar Recommended Listening Discography (a master list of 100 albums featuring the best flatpicking guitar ever recorded)

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