Bryan introduces, breaks down and performs the rhythm to the popular tune Shady Grove. The performance in this lesson is in the key of A minor and the tempo is set to 70 beats per minute. The importance of alternating between up and down strokes is explai
- We're gonna look at the rhythm changes for Shady Grove…and kinda how to play rhythm with a song like this…and where to think about some walking bass…and some options like that as we were working here…in the basic curriculum.…So again, we're starting with A minor (guitar strum).…Song's essentially in the key of A minor.…A minor is a relative of C.…(guitar strums)…They kinda work well together.…So, first cord being A minor.…One, two, three, (guitar strums)…it changes to G. (guitar strums)…Two bars of A.…
And, the next change is C, and notice we've mentioned…here a couple times throughout the site where there's,…if you've got a couple of bars to kind of settle in…with a rhythm and then there's a new change…two bars later you can kinda usually use that…as a clue to know when to kind of walk into the cord.…We talked about how C major relates to A minor…and so all C major scale notes will work…in this song here.…Here, walking from A…(guitar strums)…Up to C is what we're gonna use there…in the second bar of that line.…
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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