An Exercise that helps integrate alternating bass and scale walking to move through a 1-4-5 Bluegrass progression with ease. The exercise is analyzed and demonstrated in several keys.
- We're gonna move on with concepts that…just brought up the last lesson,…and again just to cover quickly,…within the four note bar,…one, two, three, four,…downbeats…and upstrokes.…Or downbeats and upbeats.…One, two, three, four.…And the way they apply to bluegrass,…I've got a couple little exercises here…that I think at this point,…intermediate flat pickers and rhythm players for bluegrass…should be able to get through,…and I showed you out of G form in a strum like that…to play the alternate bass note of B…and C.…
And if we go to D, the exercise…is gonna work it's way back to G with a walk.…I'll demonstrate that,…one of the little thing to discuss,…we talked about, like from a C form or F,…the alternate bass thing, that's the next thing...…Or the first thing I brought up.…And one thing to point out quickly with that as far…as the right hand is concerned when you're doing that.…Moving that note around.…
Should point out specifically that…when I play the lower note,…the boom-chuck pattern dictates…that we're playing the bass note…
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- Intermediate bluegrass guitar techniques
- Intermediate fretting
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs in G, C, and D
- Intermediate rhythm exercises
- Playing intermediate bluegrass tunes
- Opening up the fretboard with expanded scales and chord exercises
Skill Level Beginner
1. Intermediate Right and Left Hand Technique
2. Intermediate Rhythm and Concepts
3. Intermediate Bluegrass Tunes 1
4. Expanded Scales to Open Up the Fretboard
5. Fretboard Expansion Exercises
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