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“Tomorrow Is a Long Time” with Hybrid Picking, 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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“Tomorrow Is a Long Time” with Hybrid Picking, Part 1
“Tomorrow Is a Long Time” with Hybrid Picking, Part 1
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn a style of “hybrid picking” in which you use your pick and oneor two fingers to imitate fingerpicking, in particular the fingerpicking patterns Bob Dylan used to play his song “Tomorrow Is a Long Time.” In essence, in hybrid picking, your flatpick will play the bass notes that a fingerpicker would play with the thumb, while you play treble notes with one or two fingers of your picking hand. Scott walks you through the technique, showing you a couple of simple patterns on C and C7 chords, and also shows you a hybrid technique in which you use your pick to play one of the treble-string notes.

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