Lesson ID: A0108

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you some short bluegrass licks that will get you started improvising your own bluegrass guitar solos. We’ll break down the licks with tablature and then I’ll show you how to use these licks to play a basic guitar solo over a common bluegrass chord progression. After you master the licks, practice the arranged solo and your improvising skills with the jam along video! If you like this lesson, check out our Bluegrass Lick Library.

Improvising in the Key of G

Learn the Licks

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Overview
01:56 min Lick 1 – Breakdown with Tablature
02:30 min Proper Left Hand Fingering
04:36 min Lick 2 – Breakdown with Tablature
05:19 min Lick 3 – Breakdown with Tablature
05:51 min Lick 4 – Breakdown with Tablature

Basic Guitar Solo

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Rhythm Progression
01:27 min Playing Bluegrass Licks over Rhythm
02:37 min Basic Bluegrass Solo – Measures 1 through 8
04:07 min Basic Bluegrass Solo – Measures 9 through 16
05:32 min Practice the Solo Arrangement with Me
06:19 min Wrap Up

Member Content

Log in or register to learn the guitar solo!

Jam Track

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Jam Track – Format
00:43 min Jam Track – Count In

Member Content

Log in or register to watch the jam along video!

Scale Charts

Member Content

Log in or register to view the scale charts!