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|
This is terrific Devin. Perfect outdoor “green screen” – very cool.
Cool. Thanks for the lesson. Is that an ambertone D18 you’re playing there Devin?
Yep! An ambertone D18…I think it’s a 2016 model but I’d have to check the serial number. I bought it used at http://www.fiddlersgreenmusicshop.com/ just outside of Austin. I really like their shop because they have a nice selection of bluegrass instruments. Check them out if you can! Their catalog of instruments on their website for sale is usually up to date.
Watch out for rattlesnakes Devin
For real. They’ve been spotted right around here by some of my neighbors. It’s that time of year!
Great Lesson, Devin. Really enjoy this stripped-down format.
Sounds great. Nice to hear some birds chirping in the background as well
Thanks George! It was nice recording there… a lot more fun than sitting in the studio under the lights 🙂 Hope to record more of these for sure.
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…?
What scale are you using for the 2nd half of the lick? ( starting at the 6th fret)