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This lesson is part of the course Intermediate Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn classic bluegrass and old-time tunes and improve your playing with fiddle techniques like unison drones, slides, pulses, and more advanced bowing patterns, as well as advice on improvising and soloing on bluegrass songs.
 
 
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The second part of “Salt Creek” moves up into third position on the E string, so Chad starts by giving you advice on shifting into third position, with an exercise to help you practice the shift. Then he walks you through the A part, finishing by giving you an example of how he makes up variations and improvises on the second part of “Salt Creek.”
 
 
 
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The old-time tune “Lost Girl” is in the key of G and comes from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer. Chad plays it all the way through and then breaks the melody down phrase by phrase. He also talks about how he firms up the wrist of his bowing arm a bit to better fit the rhythm and feel of the tune. You’ll also learn double stops to play on each part of “Lost Girl,” mostly by droning the string that’s lower than the string the melody is played on.  

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