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Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, 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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Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire  
 
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire  
 
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, Part 1
Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire, Part 1
 
The old-time fiddle tune “Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire” is a popular tune in old-time music circles. It has a simple but slightly syncopated melody that is fun to play and is also good practice for getting used to certain kinds of syncopations that come up frequently in bluegrass and old-time fiddle music. Scott plays his arrangement through and then starts taking apart the melody of the A part, phrase by phrase, showing you how some phrases and rhythms repeat and making sure you understand the phrasing and picking of the rhythms of each phrase.

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