Lesson ID: A0100

In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you four of my favorite bluegrass flatpicking licks that travel the guitar neck. I use these licks all the time in my bluegrass guitar solo breaks and also as rhythm guitar fill riffs. All four licks are in the key of G and they’re built with a combination of the blues scales and the major pentatonic scales. Our tablature download includes comments that’ll tell you the scale positions each lick travels through up and down the neck. As you’re learning these licks, try to visualize the scales in each position. If you like this lesson, you might also like our Bluegrass Lick Library.

Lick 1

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
01:34 min Important Guitar Scale Positions
04:16 min Lick 1 Breakdown – Measures 1 & 2
06:58 min Lick 1 Breakdown – Measures 3 & 4
10:30 min Practice Along with Me

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Flatpicking Method

Lick 2

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Lick 3

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Lick 4

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