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Bluegrass Lick #1 in All the Bluegrass Keys, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Bluegrass Lick #1 in All the Bluegrass Keys  
 
Bluegrass Lick #1 in All the Bluegrass Keys  
 
Bluegrass Lick #1 in All the Bluegrass Keys, Part 1
Bluegrass Lick #1 in All the Bluegrass Keys, Part 1
 

In this lesson, Chad gives you an exercise using a typical bluegrass lick (what he calls “Bluegrass Lick #1”) in a I–IV–V–I progression in all the bluegrass keys (B, E, A, D, G, C, F, and Bb). It’s a great quick way to learn some bluegrass vocabulary and get used to the circle of fifths in a lot of keys. He starts by showing you the lick in B, on the  I–IV–V chords (B, E, F#), and then walks you through the same idea in all the other keys. 


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