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Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1

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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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Lonesome Fiddle Blues  
 
Lonesome Fiddle Blues  
 
Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1
Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Part 1
 
Vassar Clements’ “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” is a bluegrass fiddle classic, one of the few in the key of D minor. Vassar played it differently every time, and the bridge doesn’t have a melody, just a set of chord changes to improvise on (the form of the tune is AABA). Chad shows you a version of the A part melody and a bridge that uses some of Vassar’s licks and some of Chad’s own. You’ll also learn some variations to the A part that include a couple classic Vassar licks. In this video, Chad walks you through the melody of the A part, phrase by phrase.

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