|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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