A technique to enhance and embellish your rhythm playing by adding movement to your lines. This is a very commonly used technique within the Bluegrass tradition that adds an element of interest and connects chord changes.
- We're gonna move right on…right on now to the key of D.…Still maintaining our concept of…the basic exercise is…is one four five in the key of D.…So that's D G and A.…And working out of two bars each…for the boom chuck.…So the walking base idea,…we're gonna walk into the G chord from D.…
Into A.…You can choose,…it's more about as far as your fingering…of that kind of walk there…it's what,…my goal for these kind of exercises…is that you really feel more of the rhythm…and let your…know that's the walk based on the scale.…If you're going to stay to our four fret…four finger concept,…that's the way you would do that.…
We move into the key of A…with our walking base idea here.…It's gonna be like this.…And to get to E…from our D chord,…we're gonna employ what's called a chromatic note.…And that's mainly to keep the rhythm consistent.…And so instead of,…we're gonna connect with this.…We'll get deeper into the theory of…what chromatics are a little later.…
But for this purpose of making this rhythm as…our goal here is to make rhythm notes…
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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