Lesson 9 – Rhythm Fill Riff Course
Lesson ID: A0097

Till now in this series, we’ve learned the 5th position scales in the key of G that are used to create country and bluegrass style fills. We combined all these scales into one “hybrid” scale and applied it to different chord progressions. Most of the riffs we studied were played with eighth notes and sixteenth notes.

In this lesson, we’re going to add a bit more rhythm variety to our country and bluegrass fills with triplets. I’ll give a brief overview of triplets in the first video below. If you’d like to read more about triplets, you can head over to our triplets music theory page. In the second video of this post, I’ll teach you six nice triplet style chord embellishments that you can play over the G, C, and D chords. In the third video, we’ll run through a chord progression example you can use for practice.

Overview

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
03:14 min What’s a triplet?
06:09 min Using Triplets with Country and Bluegrass


G C D Chord Embellishments

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Overview
00:28 min Sixteenth Note Country & Bluegrass Rhythm
01:51 min Syncopated Rhythm Breakdown
05:29 min G Chord Embellishments with Triplets
10:39 min C Chord Embellishments with Triplets
15:45 min D Chord Embellishments with Triplets
18:40 min Practice with a Chord Progression

Chord Progression Practice

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Progression – Rhythm Only
00:58 min Progression with the Chord Embellishments
04:00 min Practice Along with Me

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