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Bluegrass Backup Lick Series, Part 3

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
 
 
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Bluegrass Backup Lick Series, Part 3  
 
Bluegrass Backup Lick Series, Part 3  
 
Bluegrass Backup Lick Series, Part 3
Bluegrass Backup Lick Series, Part 3
 

Chad shows you how to combine the licks you’ve learned in the three Lick Series in different ways and how to connect them more seamlessly. He demonstrates how he practices jamming with the licks on a 12-bar blues progression and the bluegrass song “I’m Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail.”


 
 
 
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