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This lesson is part of the course Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn the essential techniques of roots and bluegrass rhythm guitar by playing classic and contemporary songs, with flatpicking technique tips and strums, bass runs, and fills.
 
 
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This great Flatt and Scruggs song was recorded by JD Crowe and the New South on their classic self-titled album, with Tony Rice singing lead. It's a great example of a medium tempo bluegrass song played with a country swing feel. You'll learn a strum pattern that helps accent the swing feel, as well as some bass runs to use at the ends of phrases. Scott plays the song in D and looks at some different ways to finger the A and A7 chords. Finally, he sings the whole song through so you can play along with him.
 
 
 
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Angel from Montgomery  
 
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Angel from Montgomery
Angel from Montgomery
 
The John Prine classic “Angel from Montgomery” is a good song to learn to work on two things: a medium-tempo rock strum pattern that Scott calls the “Neil Young strum” and an anticipated strum used when a chord change is played before the downbeat of the measure. Scott starts by showing you the “Neil Young strum” and then plays the verse through using that strum. The anticipated strum happens at the ends of the second and fourth lines of the verse, on the D–G chord change. Scott shows you how to play this and how to make sure you don’t rush the second measure of the pattern. He also shows you short bass run you can use with the basic strum pattern.

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