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Posts By: Devin

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Bury Me Beneath the Willow

August 1, 2017 9

“Bury Me Beneath the Willow” is an old traditional folk song that was first archived in 1906 by an English professor at the University of Missouri. The song was made popular by The Carter Family and it has been recorded by several different artists…

Country Strumming & Fills Style of Merle Haggard

July 24, 2017 13

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you a classic country strumming pattern and we’ll practice strumming over a chord progression in the style of “Today I Started Loving You Again” by Merle Haggard. I’ll also show you…

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Old Grimes in the Style of Chris Eldridge

July 12, 2017 24

“Old Grimes” has become popular at bluegrass jams largely due to Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage. I reached out to Chris and he said it’s a traditional tune that he learned from Jesse Cobb, his old bandmate in the Infamous Stringdusters, who…

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Wabash Cannonball

June 30, 2017 12

“Wabash Cannonball” is a traditional American folk song that was originally published to sheet music in 1882 under the title “The Great Rock Island Route” written by J. A. Roff. The song was later rewritten under the title “Wabash Cannonball” in 1904 by…

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John Hardy was a Desperate Little Man

June 14, 2017 13

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach y’all how to play two guitar solo breaks for the classic country & bluegrass song “John Hardy”. The first break has a nice blend of Carter style “boom chick” rhythm and Tony Rice influenced licks…

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Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Fill Riffs in D

June 6, 2017 14

In this guitar lesson, we’ll take a look at how to play country and bluegrass rhythm fill riffs in the key of D. I’ll teach you six of my favorite fill riffs in the key of D and we’ll practice them with a nice country and bluegrass…

Country Strumming over Hank Sr. Style Progressions

May 27, 2017 28

In this guitar lesson, I’ll show you three of my favorite country strumming patterns that’ll improve your pick accuracy and make your guitar sound fuller. I’ll break down each of the strumming patterns in detail and then…

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Alternate the Bass Line and Pluck the Melody

May 17, 2017 13

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach y’all one of my favorite hybrid picking patterns that involves plucking a basic melody line with your fingers while the pick alternates between bass…

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Hybrid Picking Rhythm with Chord Embellishments

May 7, 2017 12

Up until this point in our hybrid picking course, I’ve taught y’all a few of my favorite hybrid picking patterns that you can use in country songs as a replacement for strumming. In this lesson, I’ll show you some nice chord…