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Rocky Road Blues, Part 3: Simple Swing-Style Solo

This lesson is part of the course Advanced Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn the essential techniques of bluegrass flatpicking guitar through classic and lesser-known songs and tunes, from bluegrass blues to old-time fiddle tunes to country swing sounds.

 
 
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Rocky Road Blues  
 
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Rocky Road Blues, Part 3: Simple Swing-Style Solo
Rocky Road Blues, Part 3: Simple Swing-Style Solo
 
The tonality you explored in Part 2 is also used in a lot of swing and jump blues. In this video, you’ll learn a 12-bar swing blues solo that incorporates that tonality in closed-positions around the third to seventh frets. Scott plays the solo and then takes it apart phrase by phrase. He also shows you how you can modify some of the phrases and positions in the solo to come up with some cool swingin’ lines of your own.

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