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Chord Intensive, Part 3: C and F Chords

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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Chord Intensive, Part 3: C and F Chords
Chord Intensive, Part 3: C and F Chords
 
In this lesson, you’ll continue your work on chords by learning all the double stops for the C and F chords in first position. Chad shows you each double stop in C and then gives you a short exercise to play using the double stops. He also shows you a couple of sliding double stops that move up into third position. Once you’ve learned the C double stops, Chad moves on to the key of F, showing you the notes in the F chord and then the double stops you get by combining them. He also gives you an exercise to practice all your F double stops just like you did with the C double stops.

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