Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Old-time guitar: The roots of bluegrass, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright now for old time guitar, the roots of bluegrass.…Here we're going to get into some of the old bluegrass styles…as well as some things that you hear…in the new neo folk movement.…in the new neo folk movement.…And you're doing a lot of stuff with split strumming,…moving between playing both riffs and hammer ons…as well as melodies in the bass notes mixed with strumming.…as well as melodies in the bass notes mixed with strumming.…Also there's a new sign that I want to tell you guys about…and that is the S symbol that you'll see.…D.S. al Fine.…
That tells you to go back to the S symbol…and then go to the end of the piece.…So let's check out this next example,…which is called Down in the Willow Garden.…Enjoy it.…One, two, three, one, two.…One, two, three, one, two.…(playing guitar)…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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