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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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In this video, Scott shows you a few variations on the chords and a more syncopated version of the boom-chuck, _a-chuck-a strum pattern. He also shows you how to put the descending line in the bass for the D chord if you want to, gives you a few ideas of how to play the chords in the key of G, and finishes by singing the whole song through so you can play and sing along.

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