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“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, 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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Trouble in Mind  
 
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“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, Part 2
“Trouble in Mind” Swing Style, Part 2
 
In the second part of this basic swing lesson, Scott gives you tips on moving between chords smoothly by figuring out which fingers stay in the same place and which fingers change positions as you move from chord to chord. You’ll also learn a couple variations on the basic swing rhythm pattern, including a strum with all downstrokes that allows the notes of the chord to ring out. Scott also shows you how to play short one-note and two-note bass runs into each chord, and finishes by singing a few verses of “Trouble in Mind” so you can play (and sing) along.

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