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This lesson is part of the course Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies, with an emphasis on alternate picking, simple scales, and developing good picking- and fretting-hand technique. Designed for guitarists just starting to play melodies as well as intermediate players who want to work on their flatpicking technique.
 
 
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The B part of “Sally Gooden” starts with a simple scale fragment, starting on the open G, that may be familiar from the Alternating Picking video. Scott walks you through the melody of the B part phrase by phrase, and gives you advice on keeping your fretting-hand fingers in position above the notes, as well as “planting” them: keeping them down on the fret until after you play the next note in the phrase.These are very important things to work on, as they give your playing a lot of fluidity and make your fingering more efficient.
 
 
 
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Dill Pickle Rag  
 
Dill Pickle Rag  
 
Dill Pickle Rag, Part 1
Dill Pickle Rag, Part 1
 
Rags like “Beaumont Rag” and “Panhandle Rag” are popular among flatpickers and they usually feature a couple simple syncopations that can be tricky. “Dill Pickle Rag” is another rag popular among guitarists and although it may be a little complicated for intermediate flatpickers, especially the third part, it includes a couple of typical raggy syncopations that are repeated numerous times with different melodies. The repetition makes it a good tune to practice these syncopations. The melody of the first part features some repetitive three-note phrases that are not tricky melodically, but will help your pick get used to raggy syncopations. Scott walks you through the first part of “Dill Pickle Rag” in this video.

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