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Fiddle Tune Backup, Part 1: Bluegrass Style

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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Fiddle Tune Backup  
 
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Fiddle Tune Backup, Part 1: Bluegrass Style
Fiddle Tune Backup, Part 1: Bluegrass Style
 
In this lesson, you´ll learn three styles of fiddle-tune backup: bluegrass, old-time, and Texas (also called “contest” or Western swing) style. Scott is joined by Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Chad Manning, who plays the fiddle tune standard “Sally Gooden” so Scott can demonstrate each style, starting with bluegrass. “Sally Gooden” is in the key of A and is mostly played with just one chord, with the addition of a quick V chord, or bass run that substitutes for the V chord, at the end of each four-bar phrase. In bluegrass style, you’ll use a capo at the second fret along with the standard bluegrass G chord shape and strum pattern. You’ll also learn a couple of different bass runs you can use for the V chord turnaround.

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