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Whiskey Before Breakfast, 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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Whiskey Before Breakfast  
 
Whiskey Before Breakfast  
 
Whiskey Before Breakfast, Part 1
Whiskey Before Breakfast, Part 1
 
A must-know fiddle tune for flatpickers, “Whiskey Before Breakfast” has been recorded by numerous iconic guitarists, but probably the best-known is Norman Blake’s version, which is the basis for the version you’ll learn here. Like many fiddle tunes, the melody of “Whiskey Before Breakfast” can be played in many different ways and still retain its essential character. While there are some repeating phrases in the A part, Scott shows you how to vary the first basic phrase and how to think about the basic shape of a fiddle tune and not be stuck to a very specific series of notes. You’ll learn the A part of “Whiskey Before Breakfast” in this video.

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