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Kadri Saad
(@kadrisaad)
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Hello my fellow country/bluegrass lovers. 

 

I'm Kadri Saad. I've been playing guitar for 2-3 years, mostly blues, but have now found a new love for country and bluegrass. For insipiration, I listen to a Johnny Cash, Tony Rice and more rencently Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle. 🤠 

Any suggestions to where i can find excercises to improve picking accuracy and strumming clarity? 

Kind Regards,

Kadri Saad

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Topic starter Posted : 25/01/2021 1:06 am
fransverboom
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Welcome Kadri !

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Posted : 26/01/2021 2:02 pm
Anders Eskilsson
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Welcome Kadri!

I'm new to country as well 🙂

This post was modified 1 month ago by Anders Eskilsson
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Posted : 26/01/2021 4:24 pm
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John
 John
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Welcome to CGO Kadri 

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Posted : 26/01/2021 5:45 pm
John
 John
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Posted by: @kadrisaad

Hello my fellow country/bluegrass lovers. 

 

I'm Kadri Saad. I've been playing guitar for 2-3 years, mostly blues, but have now found a new love for country and bluegrass. For insipiration, I listen to a Johnny Cash, Tony Rice and more rencently Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle. 🤠 

Any suggestions to where i can find excercises to improve picking accuracy and strumming clarity? 

Kind Regards,

Kadri Saad

You could start with Bluegrass Improvising course.

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Posted : 26/01/2021 5:46 pm
jerseychicadee
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Welcome Happy picking!

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Posted : 26/01/2021 7:22 pm
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jrick92
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Welcome Kadri. You can't go wrong with CGO. just dig in!

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Posted : 26/01/2021 9:23 pm
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Kadri Saad
(@kadrisaad)
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Thank you for a warm welcome everybody 🙂 

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Topic starter Posted : 27/01/2021 5:05 am
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Kadri Saad
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Thanks John! I will definately check that out 😀

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Topic starter Posted : 27/01/2021 5:05 am
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Susan Wagner
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Hello Kadri, Welcome to CGO! When I first started here I did the Country Strumming course. It was very helpful. Classic Country and Bluegrass Strumming Patterns Course Outline – Country Guitar Online

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Posted : 27/01/2021 1:18 pm
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Eric Reinhardt
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Welcome Kadri

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Posted : 28/01/2021 7:45 am
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G
 G
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Agreed the country strumming course is a good place to start. After that jump to the cross picking lessons. 
a good exercise for practicing clarity and playing smooth for me has been to play a G,C,D chord progression, which tends to be the most common in bluegrass. While playing each chord measure add a little crosspicking and then when you go to the next chord do a bass walk to get to the next chord. The crosspicking helps me a lot with clarity and the bass walks to other chords help me develop smoothness in my playing. Once you get that down going to the guitar lick library lessons that have lessons on G riffs would be good so you can add in some fills as you’re playing these chords. I really enjoy taking something simple like G,C,D chords and then layering in all of these things to give your playing a real rich sound. It’s exactly what billy strings does in that song dust in a baggie. It’s just G,C and D chords with all this stuff layered in. Just take your time and most of all have fun with it. It’s a journey. Nobody becomes Tony Rice over night. It’s all about putting in the work.

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Posted : 28/01/2021 8:03 am
Susan Wagner
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That's good advice, G. I saw a YouTube video (I think it was lessons with Marcel) where he broke down Dust in a Baggie. Slowed down it was very simple. The thing is though, Billy Strings does it super fast which is a different challenge. LOL

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Posted : 28/01/2021 3:22 pm
jrick92
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@g  Agreed, It does take time. I'm trying to get a  feel for the fills right now. I know at some point they will come a lot more natural. 

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Posted : 28/01/2021 10:35 pm
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G
 G
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@shysueThanks, yeah Marcel is really good. Him and Devin are my go to for studying guitar. I follow both religiously. It's funny you mention the Dust in a Baggie video. The living room version is my favorite. I'm still trying to get it down to where I can play it real smooth. The link below is my attempt to play that song.   

Link to Dust in a Baggie

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ysljm30tgttfx8/IMG_0230.mov?dl=0

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Posted : 29/01/2021 6:30 am
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