Bryan performs and goes over this basic version of the classic song Kitchen Girl. The A section of the tune is in A Major, and the B section is in A Minor. This is a good song to use for building muscle memory. Bryan also performs the tune at 65 beats per
- Here's a good ol' song, Kitchen Girl.…I'll play it here at 65 beats a minute…and then we'll into what's going on here.…- [Voiceover] One, two,…three,…four.…(plays Kitchen Girl)…Alright.…
Interesting little tune there.…You don't hear it a whole lot…at many jam sessions.…Old time kinda tune.…What's neat about it,…the A part is in A major.…The B part works out of A minor.…That's why I like it.…Another challenge here for in the basic level,…we've talked about a lot of…left hand position on the finger board.…Four frets and four fingers to the four frets,…and encouraged just getting used to…your hands on the finger board.…
This tune is gonna push the limits…of some that kind of thinking.…Which is good.…It's gonna always gonna keep pushing forward.…And getting muscles developed.…So right off the top here,…we'll just jump on the top.…Just four quarter notes, just down strokes.…A little eighth note pattern here.…So what we're gonna notice,…our fingers are gonna work our of second position.…
Which means that our index finger…is gonna start on the second fret.…
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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