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Fiddle Tune Backup, Part 3: Texas 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, Part 3: Texas Style
Fiddle Tune Backup, Part 3: Texas Style
 
Texas-style backup evolved from 1940s and ’50s Western swing guitarists who used swing-style “sock” chords to back up fiddle tunes (as well as swing tunes and songs). It has become the primary style of fiddle backup at fiddle contests in Texas and the Western US, and features a moving bass line with passing chords, often using two chords per measure, even when the basic chord progression remains on one chord, as in “Sally Gooden.” The chord shapes you’ll use are the same you learned in the lesson on playing “Trouble in Mind,” so if you haven’t learned them, it would be good to get them under your fingers before tackling this lesson, as the chords will change much faster when playing at fiddle-tune tempos.

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