Lesson 1 – Bluegrass Guitar Solo Improvising Course
Lesson ID: A0112

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you some basic bluegrass licks in the key of G that will get you started improvising bluegrass lead guitar. We’ll also talk about the guitar scales that you need to learn for improvising bluegrass solos. After you master the guitar licks, practice the arranged solo and your bluegrass improvising skills with the jam along video!

Important Points:

⇒ All four of these licks are in the key of G.
⇒ In bluegrass, it’s common to form licks around the chord progression.
⇒ Lick 1 is a key of G lick formed around the G major chord.
⇒ Lick 2 is a key of G lick formed around the C major chord.
⇒ Lick 3 is a key of G lick formed around the D major chord.
⇒ Lick 4 is a key of G lick formed around the G major chord.

Overview

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Lick 1

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 1 Breakdown with Tablature
01:29 min Guitar Scales You Need to Learn for Bluegrass Improvising
03:44 min How the Scales are Used to Create Lick 1
04:53 min Improvising with Scales

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Lick 2

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 2 Breakdown with Tablature
01:16 min How Lick 2 is Formed Around the C7 Chord
02:07 min How the Scales are Used to Create Lick 2

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Lick 3

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 3 Breakdown with Tablature
01:00 min Following the Rhythm Guitar’s Chord Progression
01:37 min How the Scales are Used to Create Lick 3
03:18 min Scales You Should Learn First for Bluegrass Improvising

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Lick 4

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 4 Breakdown with Tablature
00:38 min The Most Important Lick in Bluegrass
02:24 min How the Scales are Used to Create Lick 4
03:19 min Using the Scales to Get that Bluegrass Sound

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Jam Track

Jam Track Video:

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Practice Licks 1 through 4
00:34 min Jam Track – Format
00:55 min Jam Track – Count In

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Scale Charts

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