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Church Street Blues, Part 1: Intro

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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Church Street Blues  
 
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Church Street Blues, Part 1: Intro
Church Street Blues, Part 1: Intro
 
Norman Blake plays his song “Church Street Blues” out of C position but with a capo high up the neck at the seventh fret. He takes advantage of the high ringing sound you can get in this position by playing lots of full strums and ringing chords, including a couple of unusual voicings that allow those high strings to ring out. You’ll learn a short intro that imitates the way Norman plays his more-elaborate solo, as well as the chord voicings and strums he plays throughout the song. Scott starts by showing you the short intro, which involves using your pinky on the high string, pull-offs, and full five- and six-string strums. You’ll also learn the unusual voicing of an F chord that Norman plays.

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