A great beginner tune to help you practice musically. This is a good song to practice getting the feel and muscle memory in place for the A chord to D chord change. This version of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" that Bryan teaches is performed in the key of A.
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- This is not a bluegrass standard by any stretch but Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, for what we've talked about up to this point, of chord changes and the A to D change, can be challenging if you're not used to it as far as the muscle memory and building that, and getting your fingers to just sort of know where to go. So we're going to work out of the key of A, here on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. It's A, D, and E. (playing three chords) If you remember when we talked about these chord shapes initially and how to play them, we worked on just switching back and forth and again, I've got this single note lead that you can download and I'll play it through twice here and you can play along, and it's a simple exercise to, again, work on.
This exists for no other reason than to just work on the D to A chord change. So here we go. One, two, three, go. (playing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star) Alright, we've made a fiddle tune out of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
And again, that A to D change happens a lot and I think that tune's a good vehicle for practicing that specific change at this point.
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- Holding the guitar
- Tuning the guitar
- Picking hand and fretting hand techniques
- Combining picking and fretting
- Practicing picking pattern exercises
- Changing chords and rhythm
- Playing traditional bluegrass tunes