Honey, You Don’t Know My Mind
Lesson ID: A0096

Last lesson, we used the hybrid country and bluegrass scale to improvise with fill riffs over the song “Cripple Creek”. We went over the chord progression, some beginner nice fill riffs, and some more advanced fill riffs for the intermediate players.

In this guitar lesson, we’re going to practice the 5th position key of G hybrid scale over the song “Honey, You Don’t Know My Mind”. First, we’ll break down the song’s chord progression and strumming. Then, I’ll teach you three different variations of the song’s instrumental break — we’ll have a version for the beginner pickers, a more complicated intermediate version, and an advanced version for the experienced pickers. This is another great song to play at your next jam!

Lesson Overview

Honey, You Don't Know My Mind - Country & Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

Rhythm Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Instrumental Break Chord Progression
01:59 min Verse Chord Progression
04:42 min Strumming Overview
06:00 min Alternating Bass Line
09:08 min Strumming – Pick DU Pick DU
10:28 min Strumming – Pick DU Pick UDU
12:19 min Strumming – Pick D Pick D Pick Pick Pick U UDU

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Intro & Instrumental Break Chord Progression

G G G G | G G C C | D D D D | G G G G
G G G G | G G C C | D D D D | G G G G | G G G G

Verse Chord Progression

G G G G – G G | C C C C | D D D D | G G G G
G G G G – G G | C C C C | D D D D | G G G G

Strumming Pattern Ideas
Pattern #1

Pick D Pick D — we’re calling this one the “boom chick” pattern

Pattern #2

Pick DU Pick DU — hear this one in action at 08:45 in the video above

Pattern #3

Pick DU Pick UDU — crank it up a notch with this one at 10:28

Pattern #4

Pick D Pick D Pick Pick Pick U UDU — hear a sample at 12:19

Instrumental Breaks

Scroll down on this tab to watch three different instrumental break guitar lesson videos — beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The beginner break is a combo of the “boom chick” strumming pattern and a nice melodic bass line. The intermediate version adds a little more complexity to the beginner break. The advanced version is tricky but I’d recommend trying to learn it if you’re a beginner to intermediate player because it’ll push your pickin’ to the next level!

Beginner Instrumental Break

Video Start Time Beginner Break Topic
00:00 min Overview
02:01 min Measure #1 & Measure #2
04:37 min Measure #3 & Measure #4
07:00 min Measure #5 & Measure #6
09:22 min Measure #7 & Measure #8
11:00 min Measure #9
11:56 min All the way through for practice

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Intermediate Instrumental Break

Video Start Time Intermediate Break Topic
00:00 min Measure #1 & Measure #2
03:12 min Measure #3 & Measure #4
04:45 min Measure #5 & Measure #6
07:01 min Measure #7 & Measure #8
08:24 min Measure #9
08:59 min All the way through for practice

Intermediate Instrumental Break - Honey You Don't Know My Mind - Guitar Lesson

Advanced Instrumental Break

Video Start Time Intermediate Break Topic
00:54 min Measure #1
05:05 min Measure #2
07:12 min Measure #3
08:52 min Measure #4
11:11 min Measure #5
12:46 min Measure #6
15:02 min Measure #7
15:23 min Measure #8
17:28 min Measure #9
18:02 min Recap
20:05 min All the way through for practice

Short Country/Bluegrass G and C Chord Fill Riffs - Guitar Lesson Preview

Short Fill Riffs

In this video, I’ll show y’all 16 awesome country/bluegrass sounding fill riffs. These’ll be short fills that you can play over C and G chords. They sound great with “Honey, You Don’t Know My Mind” or you can use them with any other song in the key of G. I’ve added some scale charts to the next tab for reference. Each fill riff in this video is built around the 5th position key of G hybrid country/bluegrass scale. Visualize the scale as you learn each fill so you can start piecing together where these notes are coming from.

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Fill Riff Overview
01:58 min Four Beginner C Chord “2e&a” Fill Riffs
04:15 min Four Intermediate C Chord “2e&a” Fill Riffs
07:17 min Four Beginner G Chord “2e&a” Fill Riffs
10:07 min Four Intermediate G Chord “2e&a” Fill Riffs

Short Country/Bluegrass G and C Chord Fill Riffs - Guitar Lesson Preview

Scale Charts

G Major Scale

major scale key of g 5th position

G Blues Scale

5th position blues scale key of g

G Hybrid Country & Bluegrass Scale

hybrid country bluegrass guitar scale