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Easy Country Fill Riffs in the Key of G

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Lesson ID: A0214

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn three easy fill riffs that you can use to spice up your country & bluegrass rhythm guitar. Each fill riff is one measure long and you can use them in almost any chord progression in the key of G to replace one measure of strumming. These riffs sound especially great over slower country & bluegrass songs.

Muddy Drop D Riff

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Lesson ID: A0213

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a “muddy” country guitar riff. To play this riff, you’ll need to tune your guitar to drop D tuning (DADGBE), and check out the pick direction symbols in the TAB as you’re learning the riff.

The guitar in this video is a PRS SE P20 acoustic with a tobacco sunburst finish. Definitely worth checking out this guitar if you’re looking for a nice parlor acoustic. I love the tone and it’s super lightweight and fun to play.

If you like the tone of the strings on this guitar, they’re the new Woodtone nickel-infused acoustic guitar strings (12.5 gauge, low tension).

Hope y’all enjoy the lesson! 🤘🤠🤘

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the Drop D Riff
00:23 min Playthrough with Tablature
01:31 min Full Breakdown of the Riff

“Dust in a Baggie” by Billy Strings

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Lesson ID: A0209

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Dust in a Baggie” by Billy Strings. We’re going to cover the popular version on YouTube where Billy is playing this song on a couch. We’ll cover all the guitar breaks that Billy plays in this version. The tablature files are available for download below the lesson videos.

Guitar Break 2

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Guitar Break 3

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Fingerstyle Delta Blues in Double Drop D Tuning

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Lesson ID: A0207

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn a 12 bar fingerstyle delta blues progression in double drop D tuning (DADGBD). This progression is best played at a slow speed and it has a really nice bluesy sound. We’ll work through the tablature two bars at a time until we cover all 12 bars. At the end, practice the 12 bar blues progression with me.

Pay close attention to my thumb that plucks the bass note line. The thumb plucks the bass note on each quarter note count and we’ll play various melody notes in between the bass line with our pointer and middle fingers. Overall, this is a great lesson for working on fingerstyle blues guitar.

The tablature download is available below the lesson video.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the delta blues progression
00:46 min Line 1 – Bars 1 & 2
01:39 min Line 1 – Bars 3 & 4
02:33 min Line 2 – Bars 5 & 6
03:26 min Line 2 – Bars 7 & 8
04:17 min Line 3 – Bars 9 & 10
05:08 min Line 3 – Bars 11 & 12
06:05 min Practice all 12 bars with me