Guthrie Trapp’s Interactive Masterclass Sparks Paradigm Shift in Music Education Via TrueFire’s Learning Technologies

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Guthrie Trapp’s ‘Roots Recharge’: A Transformative Learning Experience Redefining Guitar For Modern Roots Music

A force ready to be reckoned with, Guthrie’s gone to school on many great players, forging his own alchemy. THE GUY to watch in the next few years!”

— Vince Gill

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, June 1, 2023/ — Online guitar education leader, TrueFire, proudly announces the launch of its latest interactive video masterclass, ‘Roots Recharge’, meticulously crafted by acclaimed Nashville session player and recording artist, Guthrie Trapp. Utilizing TrueFire’s advanced immersive technologies, ‘Roots Recharge’ immerses guitarists in an unprecedented learning journey centered on contemporary rhythm and lead guitar techniques. The masterclass spans an eclectic range of Roots music, from the raw, emotive strains of Blues and Rock, to the heartfelt storytelling of Americana and Country.

Described by legendary singer-songwriter John Oates as “one of the greatest soloists” he’s ever heard, Guthrie is also a passionate educator. ‘Roots Recharge’ draws on his extensive experience performing and recording with a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ list of marquee artists including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Earl Scruggs, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Douglass and many others.

Using 10 studio-recorded backing tracks in a variety of popular roots-based genres and feels, Trapp expertly demonstrates and breaks down his ‘recharged’ rhythm and soloing techniques. TrueFire’s learning tools include auto-scrolling tablature and notation, which is synced to all video lessons with looping and slow motion controls. Multi-angle video views, fretboard animations, and dozens of other tools allow students to learn at their own pace and personalize their learning experience.

To complement the masterclass, Guthrie’s immersive ‘Roots Recharge’ edition of TrueFire’s ‘In The Jam’ app features full-length versions of all 10 tracks including individual rhythm section tracks and video tracks of Guthrie playing rhythm and lead guitar parts. Using TrueFire’s mixer console, students can switch video angles and mute, mix or solo any of the audio tracks. The ideal way to apply key learnings from the masterclass, students can mute any instrument to play that part with Guthrie and the band.

The ‘Roots Recharge’ desktop app and its companion ‘In The Jam’ app are available for download to any desktop or mobile device (Windows, Mac, Android or iOS). Streaming versions are also available for any browser and on Apple TV and Roku.

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Established in 1991, TrueFire has since carved a distinct niche in the landscape of music education. Through their partnerships with over 300 noteworthy artists and world-class educators, TrueFire has produced a range of immersive apps for music-making, interactive music documentaries, and an extensive library of over 60,000 video guitar lessons spanning all major genres and skill levels.

TrueFire’s enriching content resonates with their community of three million guitar enthusiasts hailing from every corner of the globe. Guided by TrueFire’s ethos to “Practice Smart and Play Hard,” amateur and pro musicians can interact with TrueFire content anytime, anywhere, on any device, whether desktop, mobile, or streaming.

The TrueFire team boasts broad music-centric experience and a diversified skill set in digital marketing and interactive technologies. Their work has been recognized with over 70 international accolades for creativity, marketing, and technological innovation.

To learn more about its educator platform, and its proprietary technology In the Jam, visit


Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents and widely respected for his virtuosity across all traditional and contemporary styles of Roots music including Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock and Americana.

As a member of dobro legend Jerry Douglas’ band for five years, Trapp has performed and recorded with a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ list of marquee artists including Garth Brooks, John Oates, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Tim O’Brien, Delbert McClinton, Randy Travis, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, “Cowboy” Jack Clement and many others.

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