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More Bluegrass Licks and Guitar Scale Theory

Lesson 2 – Bluegrass Guitar Solo Improvising Course
Lesson ID: A0113

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you four more bluegrass licks that are great for improvising in the key of G. We’ll also talk about the guitar scale theory behind each of the bluegrass licks. After you master the guitar licks, practice the arranged solo and your bluegrass improvising skills with the jam track!

Overview

Lick 1

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 1 Breakdown with Tablature
00:50 min Guitar Scales for Bluegrass Licks
01:52 min Getting That Country & Bluegrass Sound

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Lick 2

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 2 Breakdown with Tablature
01:26 min Building Licks Around Open Chords Using Key of G Scales
02:23 min More Chord and Scale Theory Tips for Bluegrass Licks

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Lick 3

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 3 Breakdown with Tablature
01:36 min Easier Way to Play Lick 3
02:33 min How Lick 3 is Formed Around the D Chord

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Lick 4

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lick 4 Breakdown with Tablature
00:52 min Left Hand Fingering for Easy Lick Transition

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Example

Jam Track Example:

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to All Four Bluegrass Licks Played in a Row
00:43 min Bluegrass Lick Example with the Jam Track
01:21 min Lesson Wrap Up

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MP3 Jam Tracks

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Scale Charts

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Martin
Martin(@martinfan)
5 years ago

Great lesson and licks as usual!

Curtis
Curtis(@curtis)
5 years ago

Awesome lesson man! Thanks! I’m learning the scales you covered and all this is starting to make a lot of sense.

Tim Miller
Tim Miller(@tim)
5 years ago

Keep ’em comin!

Joseph
Joseph(@joseph)
5 years ago

Excellent man! I’m looking forward to the intermediate and advanced licks in this course. Your website has the exact kind of style I want to learn. Great work and quality videos. Cheers, Joseph.

ficnoster
ficnoster(@ficnostergmail-com)
5 years ago

Lot of fun, lookin forward to lesson 3!

matt.jolley
matt.jolley(@matt-jolleygmail-com)
4 years ago

Devin, this is awesome, so helpful, and fun! Thank you for getting straight to it, no bull crap, just playing and learning some good stuff! Helps a TON to have those backing tracks…just gotta find myself a metronome now 🙂

Liz
Liz(@lizklutegmail-com)
2 years ago

I don’t see the mp3 jam track. Thanks

joe michelotti
joe michelotti(@banjoe)
2 years ago

This is a dumb question. Lets assume we memorize the blues and Natural scales in position 1 and 5 (I will) what do we do next?

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
1 year ago

Precious instructions here, thanks for helping us about major chord and minor structures. Sometimes knowledge is powerful!

Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
1 year ago

There’s no jam track anymore?

Jean Galou
Jean Galou(@galou)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jean Galou

oh! it seems to be a problem from my browser…

Christian Pankhurst
Christian Pankhurst(@cpankhurst)
8 months ago

Hey Curtis, not seeing the jam track here, could you point me in the right direction? Thanks

Scott Stoner
Scott Stoner(@scottstoner)
6 months ago

Outstanding lesson. Thank you!

Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy(@1malandro)
1 month ago

You really know how to challenge those fingers! Great stuff!