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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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Little Sadie  
 
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Little Sadie, Part 1
Little Sadie, Part 1
 
In this first lesson on learning how to play solos to songs, you’ll learn how to take the basic melody of the old-time and bluegrass classic “Little Sadie” and turn it into a solo. You’ll also learn one of Doc Watson’s melody-based solos to “Little Sadie.” Scott starts by showing you a simple version of the melody and then how to add simple strums to fill out the longer notes of the melody.

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