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Kickoffs and Fills, Part 1

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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Kickoffs and Fills  
 
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Kickoffs and Fills, Part 1
Kickoffs and Fills, Part 1
 
In the last few lessons on playing solos to songs, you’ve learned to flesh out melodies with lead-in lines (kickoffs) and fills, many of which can also be used as endings. All of these licks or melodies are three beats long, and in this lesson, you’ll concentrate on increasing your repertoire of these lines. As kickoffs or lead-in lines, it’s important to have licks that lead to every potential first melody note, so Scott starts by showing you kickoffs to the most common beginning melody notes in the key of G: G, B, and D (in two octaves). He also shows you a couple of variations and talks about modifying these lines to create your own kickoffs, fills, and endings.

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