Lesson 7 – Rhythm Fill Riffs and Lead Guitar Course
Lesson ID: A0095

Last lesson, we looked at the 5th position hybrid scale in the key of G. I talked about how this is the most important scale for making your guitar sound country and bluegrass. We also used this hybrid scale to add some bass line fill riffs over a simple progression.

In this lesson, we’re going to use this hybrid scale to improvise with fill riffs over the bluegrass song “Cripple Creek”. First, I’ll give you a quick recap of the hybrid scale. Then, I’ll teach you the “Cripple Creek” chord progression, some beginner fill riffs, and some more advanced fill riffs for the intermediate players. Everything we’re covering in this lesson will come in very handy at your next bluegrass jam!

Hybrid Scale

How to Play Country Bluegrass Licks over "Cripple Creek" Chord Progression - Beginner Guitar Lesson

Beginner Riffs

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min A Part – Line 1
03:28 min A Part – Line 2
04:49 min B Part – Line 1
06:35 min B Part – Line 2

Beginner Fills-cripple creek fills

Intermediate Riffs

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min A Part – Line 1
01:52 min A Part – Line 2
03:20 min B Part – Line 1
06:05 min B Part – Line 2

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Jam Track

CAPO 2ND FRET

Important Notes:

1) After you click play on this jam track, hover over the video player and click the “-” button at the lower center of the player. This’ll slow down the video for easier practice.
2) The first solo break starts on cue at 00:38 in this video. Try playing the beginner or intermediate fill riff progressions from the previous tabs over this solo break.

Homework

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