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Lonesome Road Blues, Part 1: Melody

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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Lonesome Road Blues  
 
Lonesome Road Blues  
 
Lonesome Road Blues, Part 1: Melody
Lonesome Road Blues, Part 1: Melody
 
“Lonesome Road Blues” has been popular since the dawn of recorded country music. It’s also known as “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” and is played at nearly every jam session. It’s a common chord progression that has been used for numerous other songs, including Bill Monroe’s classic instrumental “Rawhide.” It has a bluesier melody than “Bury Me Beneath the Willow, and there are a few different interpretations of the melody as well as different sets of lyrics. You’ll learn a melody-based solo that includes a number of typical bluesy bluegrass licks. Scott starts by showing you a version of the melody as well as some common variations.

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