How to make your rhythm playing more complete sounding by utilizing new ways to move through a bar. How to do alternating bass patterns in Bluegrass tunes to vary and add interest to your playing.
- In the basic section, we covered…changing chords, the boom-chuck sound.…We're gonna, in the next few lessons, we're gonna cover…how to expand on that,…how to make your rhythm playing more complete sounding.…And the first thing I'll introduce here is…are ways to…ways to move through a bar.…Basically, we talked about…the boom-chuck sound is...…
And so, basically, in the interest of what…bluegrass rhythm is, and thinking of the history of it,…and we've talked about how…in the days before all bands had bass players,…the guitar player was, it was the back-beat,…it was the downbeat,…it provided leading tones, walking bass runs into chords,…and so, again, we're gonna add a lot of that kind of stuff.…First we're gonna talk about alternate,…what we're gonna call alternate downbeats.…And what a downbeat is, within a bar…you have, usually, a downbeat is one,…and the upbeat is two,…then another downbeat on three,…and another upbeat on four.…
In four-four rhythm, it's one, two, three, four.…And in three-quarter, three-four waltz time, it's...…
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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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