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Building Bluegrass Vocabulary in the Key of C, Part 3

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Building Bluegrass Vocabulary in the Key of C   
 
Building Bluegrass Vocabulary in the Key of C   
 
Building Bluegrass Vocabulary in the Key of C, Part 3
Building Bluegrass Vocabulary in the Key of C, Part 3
 
Continuing the last lesson, Chad gives you more ideas of bluegrass vocabulary to add to your playing in the key of C, including more bluesy phrases on the top strings, double-stop scale licks, and minor blues sounds. He mostly uses the call-and-response approach, occasionally stopping to explain what he’s doing and showing you how you can use certain ideas on F or G chords.

 
 
 
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