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If No News Is Good News, Part 2

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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If No News Is Good News  
 
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If No News Is Good News, Part 2
If No News Is Good News, Part 2
 
The form of “If No News Is Good News” is AABA, like many jazz standards. You learned the chords to the A part in the first video, but the bridge or B part has some new chords, including a G6 and a short circle-of-fifths progression: B7–E7–A7–D7. You’ll learn to play a new G6 voicing, but you can use the seven-chord voicings you played in the A part for the B7 and E7. Scott also gives you advice on how to negotiate those quick chord changes at the end of the bridge and ends by singing the entire song through.

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