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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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Jambalaya  
 
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Jambalaya, Part 1
Jambalaya, Part 1
 
In this lesson you’ll learn a straight-eighths country or country-rock feel to play on the Hank Williams classic “Jambalaya.” “Straight-eighths” means that the eighth notes are played evenly, not swung, as in some of the previous lessons. This feel is used in a lot of country, rock, and country rock. “Jambalaya” was recorded by Hank Williams in the key of C, and it’s been recorded and performed by countless musicians. Emmylou Harris recorded a great country-rock version in the key of A. Scott plays using key of A shapes, capoed at the third fret, which puts it in the key of C. In this first video, you’ll learn a simple straight-eighths strum pattern, along with some simple variations, and a couple of ways to finger the A and E chords. Then Scott sings a verse and chorus so you can see how those patterns work with the song.

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