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12 Bar Bluegrass in G

Lesson ID: A0206

Thought I’d change it up a bit and record a quick lesson for y’all next to the creek behind my house… Here’s a 12 bar bluegrass flatpicking break in G that has a lot of guitar licks I use all the time when I’m improvising bluegrass lead in the key of G. Pay attention to the chord written above each measure in the tablature — this is the chord that rhythm guitar (and other instruments) will be playing while you play the solo. You’ll see how each lick fits nicely over the chord that’s being played. Try to commit these licks to memory and use them when you’re playing bluegrass breaks over other songs in the key of G. Let me know if you have any questions!

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the 12 bar bluegrass solo
00:23 min Line 1 of Tablature
01:30 min Line 2 of Tablature
02:40 min Line 3 of Tablature
03:47 min Practice With Me
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Scooter d.
Scooter d.(@scooter)
2 months ago

This is terrific Devin. Perfect outdoor “green screen” – very cool.

2 months ago

Cool. Thanks for the lesson. Is that an ambertone D18 you’re playing there Devin?

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 months ago

Watch out for rattlesnakes Devin

2 months ago

Great Lesson, Devin. Really enjoy this stripped-down format.

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
2 months ago

Sounds great. Nice to hear some birds chirping in the background as well

Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy(@1malandro)
1 month ago

I’m having fun learning this – but I’m not sure what’s happening with the pull-off at the start of the 4th bar…?