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Country & Bluegrass Rhythm Fill Riffs in D

Lesson 11 – Rhythm Fill Riffs and Lead Guitar Course
Lesson ID: A0127

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 rhythm progression. We’ll also talk about the guitar scales we’re using here in the key of D to get this country and bluegrass sound. Download the practice progression tablature below the video.

Lesson Overview

Fill Riffs

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Progression Overview
01:21 min Fill Riff 1
03:31 min Fill Riff 2
05:33 min Fill Riff 3
08:38 min Fill Riff 4
10:58 min Fill Riff 5
12:48 min Fill Riff 6
15:27 min Country & Bluegrass Strumming Technique

Guitar Scales

Practice Progression

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William R
William R (@guest_920)
6 years ago

Great stuff Devin, love the bluesy country riffs

Jocelyn Beauregard
Jocelyn Beauregard(@jocelyn)
6 years ago

Very good lesson Devin! By the way thanks for fixing my video problems…you really take care about your students…thanks again!

6 years ago

Wow such a great website you have here. Quality lessons

Mark (@guest_929)
6 years ago

Thanks Devin, I really enjoyed this one

Brian (@guest_930)
6 years ago

Fantastic lessons!!

6 years ago

Howdy, new member here. You have a great selection of lessons and excellent teaching. Enjoying it all very much. Would you mind me asking what Martin you’re playing here? Sounds really nice.

5 years ago

These riffs are really helping my guitar playing thanks Devin.

5 years ago

Now this is what I need in my playing. Thanks again Devin.

5 years ago

Devin you have so many out standing lessons it’s hard to stay on just one. I have canceled an online account with another instructor and this is going to be my main lessons account. Thanks again.

5 years ago

One of my favorite…thanks Devin to explain the fingering it helps me a lot!

4 years ago

Fantastic lesson. This brings into focus moves that i sort of already knew, but clarifies it and clears up some loose ends that was making my playing messy. Very useful!

3 years ago

Got to love these “backwards” slides. Took a bit of practice to get used to sliding the “wrong” way, but the results are great, and really bring out the country sound.

George Lange
George Lange(@georgeanddoris66hotmail-com)
3 years ago

Devin, how about a couple of Christmas country songs please. I love your course by the way

Last edited 3 years ago by George Lange
James Sabroff
James Sabroff(@james-a)
2 years ago

Hi Devin, new member here. Love this lesson and once I get it down I am going to start working on the course that it is a part of. Have a question for you, I am using my ring finger at times on the rifts instead of my middle finger like the way your teaching us. I just turned 70 and this just feels more natural to me, but do you see this as making more advanced playing in this style more difficult?

James A