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This lesson is part of the course Beginning Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn fiddle from scratch by learning popular fiddle tunes, with lots of technique tips and advice on how to get that fiddley sound.
 
 
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June Apple
 
In the second part of this lesson, you’ll learn the B part of “June Apple” phrase by phrase, as well as the “Georgia shuffle” bowing pattern, which works well on the B part. You’ll also learn how to add drone strings to the A and B parts.
 
 
 
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Improvising in B Modal  
 
Improvising in B Modal  
 
Improvising in B Modal 
Improvising in B Modal 
 
In this lesson, Chad shows you a great way to improvise or play solos on bluesy bluegrass songs in the key of B. He starts by showing you the B minor pentatonic scale, which has the same notes as the D major pentatonic scale, and then shows you how by just changing the D natural note to D# you get a great blues scale in the key of B major. Then Chad demonstrates how you can use this scale to play in B modal, using Ricky Skaggs’ recording of the bluegrass song “Walls of Time.” He also gives you ideas for coming up with your own licks using this scale, and gives you a couple licks to get you started.

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