Dobro Lessons in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN (also virtual lessons)

Virtual Dobro Private Lessons and In Person

Private Lessons for Dobro Virtual or In Person

At JJ Music Lessons we offer Dobro lessons. If you are interested in learning how to play square neck resonator guitar feel free to reach out. JJ teaches dobro for open G, D, and E. 

Dobro Lessons for Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Etc.

What is a Dobro? 

A Dobro is an acoustic guitar with a built-in metal resonator. This resonator acts as amplification. In contrast to acoustic guitars, the sound hole is replaced by the location of the resonator. Because of this, the Dobro's sound is amplified in a manner independent of the guitar's shape. 

Dobro Lessons in Nashville, TN

The first resonator guitar was created by John Dopyera in 1928, and it was first produced by the National String Instrument Corporation, which Dopyera and George Beauchamp owned. In 1929, Dopyera and his brothers established the Dobro Corporation after quitting that business. Dopyera had to redesign his resonator due to patent problems; this time, he gave it the name "Dobro."

Dobro Teacher in Nashville, TN

Because of the effect produced by the metal strings being played over the metal plate, dobros sound more like banjos than guitars. Players that use a metal slide rather than fingering chords with their fretting hand, like an acoustic guitar player does, bring this out even more. Dobros give folk melodies weight and give the blues a gritty ton

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