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Playing with a Band, Part 1

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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PLAYING WITH A BAND  
 
PLAYING WITH A BAND  
 
Playing with a Band, Part 1
Playing with a Band, Part 1
 
In this lesson, Scott talks about the joys and challenges of playing with a band, especially one in which the various rhythmic duties of the instruments change during the course of a song, with some instruments playing solos, some players focusing more on singing, etc. It’s essential when playing rhythm in a band to listen to your fellow musicians and react to what they’re playing in order to create a solid groove. Scott gives you advice about how you can change your playing to make a band work better depending on what the other instruments are doing as well as the kinds of things to listen for and do as a song progresses.

 
 
 
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