The modern Bluegrass classic Big Sciota is introduced and analyzed by Bryan, he also performs the tune at 75 beats per minute. This is a basic version of the melody but will still challenge you with building a solid picking pattern and a smooth stream of
- Got a version for the basic curriculum here,…of Big Sciota, good modern classic flatpicking tune,…I'll play it here at 75 beats a minute,…and then we'll talk about it.…(light percussion)…- [Voiceover] And one, two, three, go.…(mellow guitar music)…(light percussion)…- Alright.…
Again, a good modern classic flatpicking number,…you see this a lot in jam sessions.…A lot of great modern recordings of this song.…This is sort of a stripped-down basic version…of the melody.…But it does a good thing of sort of challenging…some of the earlier ideas of the pick pattern,…and a good solid…basis for this tune,…upon which to build for some later challenge.…So, it kind of just starts…with a good stream of eighth notes.…
(mellow, picked guitar melody)…That's your first phrase, so the thing to think about,…the downbeat of A,…which is actually bar two of the tab here,…the first bar of the melody.…(deliberate, light guitar picking)…Is a downbeat.…And then, beat two is also a downbeat.…(deliberate, light guitar picking)…Keeping with that eighth note pattern.…
Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Chord theory
- The major and pentatonic scales
- Walking bass technique
- Reading tablature
- Beginning hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Beginning slide guitar
- Using a capo
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scales and Chord Theory
2. Walking Bass and Reading Tablature
3. Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides
4. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 1
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes 2
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