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

Chord Progression

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Chord Progression
04:21 min Detailed Rhythm Breakdown
04:44 min Kickoff “G” Potatoes
07:00 min “A Part” Breakdown
09:38 min “B Part” Breakdown

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

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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