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“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, 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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Trouble in Mind  
 
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“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, Part 1
“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, Part 1
 
The blues standard “Trouble in Mind” has been played in all sorts of styles: old-time, blues, jazz, and Western swing. The Western swing version makes a good song to demonstrate some basic swing chords, which you’ll learn in this lesson. Scott plays it through so you can get the basic chordal structure and then shows you how to finger each of the chords you’ll use to play “Trouble in Mind” swing style: G6, D7, G6/B, C6, C#dim, E7, Am7, C9, and Daug.

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